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Senior Finance Manager

NBC Universal
Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description


Universal Products & Experience globally drives expansion of the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Games, fashion, and toys only scratch the surface of ways we take Universal stories and characters from the screen and put them into fans' daily lives around the globe. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development's core businesses include Consumer Products and Games and Digital Platforms. We take properties such as Jurassic World, Minions, Back to the Future, and Trolls from our creative content engines like Universal Pictures, Illumination and DreamWorks Animation partner with best-in-class category leaders (e.g. Mattel, Lego, Reebok, Target, Microsoft, etc.) to create amazing products for our fans. Universal Products & Experience is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Universal Products & Experience is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of the highest caliber. We are committed to fostering equitable and inclusive environments that honor the experiences, perspectives, and uniqueness of each colleague.

At Universal Products & Experience EMEA, we are proud of our unique culture. We are inclusive, curious and creative; channeling a growth mindset in order to drive the commercial and develop our people. In order to achieve this culture, we live by our 3 values:
  • Being Human Matters to Us
  • Together We Can Achieve Anything
  • We Always Keep Growing


The Senior Finance Manager, is an integral member of Universal Products & Experience, responsible for providing operational and financial support to the Universal Products & Experience EMEA team across all categories (Toys & Hardlines, Fashion & Living and Food, Beauty & Care). The primary focus will be financial planning and analysis, business development to drive growth, contract negotiations with key partners and to support both regional and country teams. We are looking for a true finance business partner to support commercial leaders to drive performance and execute business strategies. This is a high profile role with regular exposure to senior management. The qualified candidate must be able to multi-task and balance priorities on competing initiatives and be used to working within in a matrix organization.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operationally lead the budgeting and forecasting process and consolidation reporting, managing full P&L for EMEA markets
  • Partner with the commercial teams to managing key partner life cycles and contract performance and, to drive solutions to ensure delivery of projected business plans
  • Lead the analysis of complex data / whitespace analysis, macroeconomic indicators, internal/external benchmarks to appraise business potential & opportunities by brand, market, business unit / category and to assist commercial teams to develop growth strategies through to execution
  • Provide strong technical leadership, implementing and sharing best practices
  • Partner with the wider Consumer Products FP&A team to ensure continuous process improvements - streamline and build efficient and effective processes (financial & operational)
  • Lead and manage direct cost and overheads budgets for the entire region
  • Prepare materials for frequent senior leadership updates/presentations
  • Input into system enhancement discussions and priorities
  • Lead and support ad hoc projects, as requested
  • Management of Senior Finance Analyst

  • Commercial awareness and curiosity together with extensive work experience as a finance business partner within a Consumer Products/Licensing
  • Experience of leading a budgeting / forecasting cycle within a large complex business
  • Qualified accountant with solid accounting background & technical expertise
  • Excellent analytical skills - focused on relevant business performance metrics and driving insights
  • An eye for detail - working at a high level of accuracy independently
  • Strong organizational skills and flexible approach, comfortable working accurately at pace and with changing priorities
  • People management experience
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong communication skills - confidence & presence to interact with, and occasionally present to, senior executives
  • Experience with financial and planning systems
  • Strong and detailed financial modelling experience, with advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills, including ability to "tell a story" using PowerPoint

About You
  • Willing to learn - open to new skills, ways of working, how things work and why.
  • Good communicator - honest, transparent, and flexible depending on the audience. The ability to influence stakeholders.
  • Relationship builder - able to flex style, understand needs, build a strong network and work within a matrixed environment.
  • Global & holistic thinker - understand the wider context.
  • Results driven - own the numbers, be invested and be hungry to grow the business.
  • Commercially curious - continuously seeking to understand the market.
  • Willing to get stuck in - hard worker, who is not rigid with the ability to prioritise, manage own time and respond quickly and efficiently.
  • Conscientious - consistent with clear attention to detail.
  • Trusted to deliver - autonomous, taking on ownership and responsibility for tasks.
  • Passionate - energetic, engaged, positive and desiring to make a difference.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

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