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Finance Analyst, Audio

We have a new opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join our Audio Finance team on a permanent basis here at Penguin Random House UK.


Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, as Finance Analyst you will play an integral role in providing financial and commercial support to our Audio division, assisting with the collection, preparation and presentation of financial and management information.


This information supports and informs decision making within the team and contributes to the maintenance and development of relevant reporting and information systems.


Your key responsibilities will include:


  • Monthly management accounts – assisting in the preparation of P&L, balance sheets and the preparation and posting of journals

  • Reporting on a weekly and monthly basis, including regular analysis of performance and summarising of data for review

  • Budget and forecasting preparation including processing revised sales assumptions, involvement in all lines of the P&L excluding salaries, preparation of budget & forecast KPI packs

  • Acquisition P&L’s and calculation of bonus advances

  • Effective control of Audio’s finances and clear ad hoc analysis on department/author or title performance to support decision making

  • Working with internal and external partners (including non-finance colleagues) to convey financial information clearly

  • Analysing, evaluating and commenting on relevant financial data


The successful candidate will have excellent numeracy skills and will be committed to adding value to the business and the wider Finance team. The ability to analyse, evaluate and interpret commercial and financial data is essential, and any past experience of using financial accounting systems is beneficial. Ideally you will have experience in a junior finance or accounting role and will be working towards a professional qualification.


You’ll be a fast learner of new IT systems and processes and will be able to build strong working relationships easily and effectively. Your time management, prioritisation skills and attention to detail will be key here.


To apply for this position please submit a CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Sunday 5th December 2021.


Please note, all interviews will be held virtually in December.




What you can expect from us:


Salary: £26,000 - £34,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

 •    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.


We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at

Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 183502

Date:  17-Nov-2021

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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