Commercial Accountant – Sports

Finance and Accountancy - GBP42000£42,000 - £46,000

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Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • 2022-06-13
  • Job Reference: LB1282479

A sports media/PR agency is looking for a Commercial Accountant to join their dynamic team and report straight to the VP of Finance.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a smaller business that is part of a larger entertainment giant and take responsibility for the Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting as well as dealing with senior commercial stakeholders.

You will need to have an interest in sports and have had previous experience working within a similar dynamic and fun agency environment.
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Gross Profit for all international PR and Experiential projects, including period-end accounting closes for all properties
  • Continual monitoring of project costs to ensure that we are staying within pre-determined budgets.
  • Variance analysis of actual results against forecast.
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversight of vendor payments and liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all AP payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of gross profit forecast for PR team.  This involves liaising with commercial colleagues to ensure all relevant information is reflected in forecasting system
  • Periodic cash-flow forecasting.
  • Arrange and attend meetings with business leaders to ensure Global CRM system is up to date to track all confirmed deals plus anything in the pipeline.

About you

  • Part Qualified/Newly Qualified (CIMA/ACA/ACCA or equivalent) is a MUST
  • Confident and willingness to challenge senior commercial stakeholders
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work with commercial staff across the organisation, across different territories.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative to identify and resolve problems
  • Hands on experience of working within Marketing/PR/Media environment
  • Understanding of revenue recognition
  • Experience in using SAP accounting system
  • Experience of financial planning and analysis work

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