• Head of FP&A Modeling and Reporting

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction


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    The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from print and digital to events and films. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


    Whether designing processes to support our global business, analysing performance, providing forward-thinking analysis or delivering a business case for a new revenue stream, the global circulation finance team creates innovative solutions to the Economist Group’s key strategic income stream and supports its ambitious growth plans.

    The Head of FP&A modelling and reporting is part of the global circulation team. There are four key parts to the role:

    • Ownership, design and lead improvements to our circulation models/ report
    • Partnering with the data insight team
    • Partnering with the FP&A commercial team
    • Manage three reporting analysts


    How you will contribute

    • Manage improvements to our data infrastructure. Taking a leading role to assess the impact on our reporting and business dashboards
    • Critically analyse the circulation processes to highlight improvement opportunities
    • Manage the data insights priorities to deliver the best outcome for the circulation strategy
    • Take a leading role in creating new reports/ models that will best support the strategy
    • Support the Commercial finance team and the circulation FD with budget and 5 years planning processes
    • Influence the finance team agenda to ensure that modelling/ reporting enhancements at the heart of the strategy delivery
    • Manage 3 reporting analysts
    • Ad Hoc duties/ analysis as required

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    Desirable skills and attributes:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • Professional Finance qualification is a plus but not essential (eg ACA, CIMA, ACCA). Relevant experience is key
    • Highly analytical, detail oriented and a strong business sense; proven ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions
    • Strong financial modelling skills
    • Experience working with large-scale data mining, reporting and insights tools (Qlikview, Qliksense, Anaplan/ Adaptive Insights).
    • An ability to influence decisions and business priorities
    • Strong skills in communication, motivation, and interpersonal relations
    • A proven record in building relationships and lines of communication across functions


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