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Eurosport is looking for a FP&A Analyst for the Olympics within the Finance Department, based in Paris. This is a rare opportunity to take on a high profile, extremely business focused operational Finance role working closely with a diverse range of business and Finance teams based across Europe.
Reporting to the Olympic Manager FP&A, your duties will be the following:
1- Day-to-day support of Olympic Finance processes working with the operational teams
• Help in the design, testing and implementation of robust business critical finance processes relating to the Olympics project ahead of the 2018 Games in Korea.
• Become to “Go To” Finance support to the business teams for any daily queries/usage of those processes. For example; Purchase Orders; Re-invoicing of sublicensees, Games Management System payment of freelancers, Concur expenses module for per diems.
• Support the Business in all their questions relating to Finance coding of transactions in SAP to ensure accurate accounting in SAP. E.g. P&L deferral of relevant costs until Games Time
• Key role in ensuring the successful billing of Sublicencees. Work with Distribution Operations, Accounts Receivable and Systems team to co-ordinate the setup of new clients in SAP, ensuring they are billed accurately on a timely basis.
• Be the contact with the Accounting Department for all adjustments or invoicing issues
2- Monthly reporting, Budget, Long Range Plan (LRP), Cash forecast
• Perform the monthly reporting and reforecasting for Olympic departmental costs: Operations, GTO, Production, Relations, Commercialization, Marketing, Communication, HR, Legal.
• Prepare the financial reporting for actuals, analyze and report on variances to plan and forecasts.
• Reforecast Olympic costs in collaboration with the relevant Olympic teams.
• Support the Olympic Manager FP&A during the budget and LRP phase.
• Maintain the sublicensing revenue and cash trackers
• Help improve and maintain the Cash forecast for overall Olympic costs and revenues.
3. Preparation of Games Times P&L Reporting:
• Help design and maintain a robust tracking schedule to ensure deferred costs are allocated appropriately to local regional teams and to other departments
• Provide the local teams with updated production costings when requested
• Be the point of contact for Financial queries in Europe during the Olympic Games period.
• 3 years of experience as a Finance Analyst.
• Excellent written and spoken English.
• Proficiency in MS Office software, especially Excel.
• Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
• Rigorous attention to detail. Ability to deliver to challenging deadlines. Organised, reliable and curious.
• A client servicing mind-set, positive attitude with good communication skills
• Ability to explain financial concepts to operational staff
• Experience in an international organisation
• An interest in sport and media would be beneficial