FP&A Director
London, United Kingdom
19h ago


  • Responsible for the tracking and performance measurement of UPCG, as well as setting short (Budgets / Estimates) & long term (Long Range Plan) targets for the business with the CFO
  • Ownership of all FP&A activities related to Monthly and Quarter close. Work closely with the Financial Controller to ensure that all financial processes are accurate and on time
  • Provide monthly financial reporting to the CFO, EVP of UPCG & wider management team with details of monthly estimates, key drivers of variances and upcoming opportunities & risks
  • Lead the annual Budgeting and 5-year Long Range Plan processes each year, supporting the CFO in analysing the business, setting targets, and presenting those to the senior management teams
  • Ensure robust and consistent tracking of title / slate financial ultimate’s, assess key opportunities & risks and present key findings / trends to Senior Management team
  • Partner with the Content Strategy team on licensing of rights out to third parties, ensuring all deal terms are tracked and accounted for in estimates and monthly closes
  • Take a lead role in evaluating, setting up and reporting on new businesses (for example Direct to Consumer fitness platforms).
  • Provide commercial advice & guidance to Marketing, Operations & Content Strategy teams to maximise growth whilst minimising business risks
  • Work with the Operations and Marketing teams to ensure spend is closely tracked and monthly forecasts are accurateKey Stakeholder Management
  • Be a key point of contact to finance & non-finance stakeholders both internal to UPCG and other reporting lines
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Head Office finance team in LA to deliver accurate & timely financial reporting / forecasting Work closely with our Japan Opco finance team, ensuring regular interaction & detailed reporting
  • Management of Board Approval Process

  • Working closely with the Senior Commercial Finance Analyst, oversee the approval process for all new investments in content
  • Ensure detailed review & understanding of deal financials & terms, support all teams sourcing new content so that all deal P&L’s are accurate and assumptions clearly laid out for the board to approve
  • Work closely with the legal team to ensure all terms that are approved are reflected accurately in the long form contracts
  • Understand the deal approval workflow, ensuring all deals are approved by the correct board members Compliance & Controls
  • Work closely with the Financial Controller to ensure adherence with corporate policies and procedures for financial accounting, reporting and external requirements, including US and local GAAP
  • Liaise with corporate and indirect tax teams, internal and external audit
  • Reviews key company contracts
  • Ensure ultimate’s, royalties and participations are up to date and accurate
  • Set a high standard of attention to detail and accuracy for the finance team
  • Oversee the payments process, ensuring strong controls in place & that all payments are fully approved, supported and in line with agreed contracts Team Management
  • Demonstrate and promote company culture and values
  • Coach and develop direct reports, providing consistent & regular development feedback.
  • Support the entire Finance Team alongside the CFO & FC, providing an open & respectful culture for the team to work within
  • Effectively manage team alongside the CFO & FC, ensuring effective use of resource & managing priorities for the entire groupAbout You
  • You’ll be an accredited professional (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with strong commercial finance and / or controllership experience.

    You’ll have a proven ability to link operations to financials and an understanding in supporting a business through appropriate accounting and financial guidelines.

    You’ll have an attention to detail,

    Skills / ExperienceEssential :

  • An accredited professional finance qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA or equivalent)
  • Commercial finance and / or controllership experience with the proven ability to link operations to financials
  • Demonstrated experience in prioritising, managing multiple deliverables & stakeholders
  • Experienced in supporting the business through appropriate accounting and financial guidelines
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Desired :

  • Experience of working with senior management and non-financial staff across various functions
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated and proactive attitude towards work coupled with the ability to use initiative
  • Accountable and solution focused
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to take ownership, provide solutions and execute as necessary
  • Team player as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in the film entertainment sector or similar industry desired
  • Qualifications / Requirements

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