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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Finance Manager
Filmed Entertainment Group

Role title:   Finance Manager - Consumer Products
Location:   London

Universal Pictures were the first of the modern Hollywood studios, and over their one hundred years, they have been responsible for some of the world’s most memorable feature films. The home of ET, Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, Jason Bourne, Dracula, Bridget Jones, Mamma Mia!, The Mummy, Les Miserables, King Kong and the unstoppable Fast & Furious franchise, to name a few.

Universal Consumer Products International oversees NBCUniversal's consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel.  Universal Consumer Products International is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

The Finance / Senior Finance Manager, is an integral member of the NBCUniversal CP finance team, responsible for providing operational and financial support to the EMEA Consumer Products team across all categories (Toys, Softlines, Consumables, Stationery, etc). 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.

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)
Prepare materials for frequent senior leadership updates/presentations
Input into system enhancement discussions and priorities
Lead and support ad hoc projects, as requested
Commercial awareness and curiosity together with extensive work experience as a finance business partner within a Consumer Products/Licensing and/or Fashion / FMCG business managing product and brand life cycles
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
Additional European Language preferred

A flexible, innovative, and can-do attitude that thrives in a “start-up” environment
Excited about enabling aggressive growth and a world-class organization
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