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Commercial Senior Analyst / Accountant

Remote working
£31,247 - £39,059 

Job Overview

Reach Plc are dedicated to driving growth and success through strategic financial planning and analysis. As we continue to expand, we're seeking a talented individual to join our team as a Commercial Senior Analyst/Accountant.

The Commercial Senior Analyst/Accountant is responsible for supporting the Commercial revenue function of the Financial Planning & Analysis Centre of Excellence in order to provide accurate, insightful and timely financial performance reporting of the company’s key revenue drivers.

The purpose of the role is to provide support to the Revenue Lead for the effective management of the company's Commercial revenues across all business units.

So who are we? 

We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Job Description

  • Support the Commercial revenue function by preparing, reporting, and analysing Commercial revenue information and related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Prepare and analyse complex financial information, extracting and defining relevant data to determine financial trends, forecast results, and explore financial implications of new business opportunities.
  • Assist in Commercial revenue forecasting, revenue management, and variance analysis, offering guidance and advice to business stakeholders.
  • Analyse and report on financial performance, making recommendations for improvements to drive growth and optimize Commercial revenue.
  • Collaborate across different business units to standardise revenue recognition policies, establish best practices, and streamline processes in alignment with revenue and business objectives.
  • Provide support and insights on ad hoc projects and initiatives related to revenue, aiding senior management in investment decision-making processes.
  • Ensure data accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements for revenue recognition.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify innovative ways to enhance existing revenue processes and systems.

Skills

  • Proficient knowledge of accounting, financial reports, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Strong experience in Commercial revenue recognition, revenue management and the ability to provide unique insights on these areas.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret and analyse complex financial data.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills for the preparation and presentation of analytical findings to both technical and non-technical audience.
  • Possess the ability to identify problems, review related information, develop, and evaluate options, and implement solutions.
  • High attention to detail with a focus on accuracy and quality of information.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficient with MS Office and financial systems/tools (e.g. SAP/Oracle, Tableau)

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant or qualified through relevant experience in an accounting role.
  • Previous experience in finance, accounting, or similar related area.
  • Strong industry experience in revenue recognition, or a related field.
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting, financial reports, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Previous experience in implementing process improvements.
  • Expertise in utilising financial reporting, modelling, planning, and data visualisation tools.

Essential Behaviours

  • Collaboration – Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Determination – Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Imagination – Demonstration of creativity and innovation
  • Customer Focus – Consider the Customer in everything we do

Salary & Benefits

We are offering a salary of £31,247 - £39,059 and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest,
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • Member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.