Senior FP&A Analyst

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/5/2022 11:15 AM)
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Location: London, UK

Department: Finance

Start Date: ASAP                                                 

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our Euston office and remote work.



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WildBrain Spark is a digital media leader that creates, manages and distributes kids’ entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and ROKU. WildBrain Spark’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring over 500 brands and 300K videos across 800 kids’ channels.


Our team also produces original content at our studio including animation, stop motion and live action, both for our channels and those of popular kids’ content and toy brands. If you have an idea, WildBrain Spark will help you develop and grow it into a reality! Our content reaches 1 in 3 kids globally with over 4 billion monthly views, engaging families everywhere! This huge reach could not happen without our legendary team – and we are looking to add to it!


To work at WildBrain Spark means you get to help create and share stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


About the job/role

Reporting to the Finance Manager the [Senior FP&A Analyst] will report to the Finance Manager and will bring your technical know-how and ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels. You will be responsible for financial planning and providing day to day finance support to the Ad Sales team and  Chief Commercial Officer.


What You'll Do:

  • Prepare monthly management reporting, variance analysis and commentary for presentation to senior management
  • Manage revenue recognition, monitor the month end close process and work with accounting teams to identify and resolve issues
  • Build and implement processes to capture data from various systems and build data models to underpin reporting and dashboards
  • Develop accounting processes, journal entries and work papers to support new business activities
  • Work with the sales team to monitor and report on the sales pipeline
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting cycle through the development and maintenance of budget and forecast models in excel
  • Analyse the impact of business investments and deals, including developing and maintaining models to track return on investment
  • Support management with analysis and other projects as required
  • Support quarterly review and year-end audit activities of external auditors


What You'll Bring:

  • Experience in an analytical role, or other relevant experience with accounting, financial analysis, and business planning
  • Post-secondary degree (with focus in Accounting, Business, Finance), or accounting designation required
  • Proficient with financial modeling techniques and strong analytical and data gathering skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, including proficiency working with journal entries and accounting work papers, and application of accounting standards
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a proven ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Proficiency/advanced skills with Excel are essential. Exposure to Power Query, Tableau, Power BI, Excel Macros, VBA considered an asset
  • Advertising or Media industry experience and/or experience working with sales teams considered an asset
  • Exposure to Salesforce or Google Ad Manager platforms considered an asset


What We Offer

Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private medical insurance, income protection, gym subsidy, bonus time off, employee share programmes, reduced summer hours and flexible & home working.


Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!



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