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Main Duties and Responsibilities
Support the SBA preparing and posting month end accruals and cost deferrals
Be responsible for reconciling payroll against budget. This involves preparing the month end file as well as reconciling the payroll costs against budget and investigating variances
Posting headcount KPIs at month end
Be responsible for making sure that costs are coded to the correct budgets
Supporting with the preparation of forecast files and any ad hoc tasks related to forecasting
Be responsible for preparing the relevant BS reconciliations post month end
Tracking costs and assisting the SBA with preparing reports to uphold budgetary ownership within the business
Support the SBA with ad hoc projects where necessary
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with Editorial stakeholders
Qualified or part-qualified Accountant with 2+ years’ experience in a commercial environment - especially with experience of the month end process and cost accruals
Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment
Excellent communications skills both within and external to the finance department
Ability to use initiative to find alternative ways of solving problems
Strong organisation and planning skills, combined with good attention to detail
Experience of Essbase & Oracle desirable
Ability to work as a team and liaise with other team members both in location (Manila) and overseas (London)
Initiative - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals beyond what is required. Suggest new ideas, improvements or solutions to business processes without prompting
Accuracy - Can consistently deliver work of a high standard of quality and precision.
Excellent communications skills with team members in the finance department and with the business
Collaborative - Works effectively and inclusively with a range of people within the business
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