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Senior Business Analyst

Full Time
London ,
£55,000 - £65,000


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Halliday Marx have partnered with a rapidly growing publishing firm to hire a Senior Business Analyst on a permanent basis. This role reports into the Head of Finance.

Hybrid working (Minimum of 2 days in the office per week)


  • Line management of 1 direct report
  • Manage the reporting, planning and forecasting for the International publishing & licencing (IPL) group
  • Business partnering with the international sales team
  • Work with the sales team to prepare the annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Work with the Translation team to prepare the annual translation programme roll up
  • Quarterly cost centre budgeting for the international cost centres
  • Prepare analysis, budget and forecast packs for presentation to the board
  • Completion of month end processes for the IPL and Group businesses including reconciliations; preparation of provisions and accruals; and review of overheads
  • Critically analyse the IPL P&L, understanding variances to budget and prior year, ensuring accuracy throughout
  • Prepare and present the IPL month end pack and KPIs to the IPL management team
  • Prepare the translation programme quarterly review pack and present to the Translation team
  • Management of the Bertelsmann Risk Template and annual Risk Reporting
  • Prepare biannual regional profitability reporting analysing the performance of the key markets and present to the IPL sales team
  • Act as a trusted business partner to the IPL Director and IPL Heads of Sales providing commercial analysis as required, supporting their strategies and ensuring effective cost management


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with a minimum of 1 year PQE
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and clearly report financial data
  • Strong commercial awareness – the ability to see the broad perspective
  • Ability to apply technical accounting to deliver accurate and relevant financial information.
  • Knowledge of Business Objects / SAP /Anaplan