Finance Analyst, Vintage



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


Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role plays an integral part in providing financial and commercial support to the Vintage division 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:


  • Month-end routines – reconciling P&L lines, preparation & posting of journals, KPI packs, overhead reports, top brand/author sales analysis
  • Invoice checking & coding and answering queries
  • Preparation of regular analysis of performance
  • Budget and forecasting preparation inc. providing grids to sales teams and processing revised sales assumptions
  • Acquisition P&L’s and calculation of bonus advances
  • Clear ad hoc analysis on Publishing House/department/author or title performance to support decision making
  • Understanding revenues and costs associated with publishing and follow group accounting policies


The successful candidate will have excellent numeracy skills and a good commercial outlook. You’ll be able to convey complex financial information to non-finance colleagues and partners across the business and will be a fast learner of new IT systems and processes.


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.


This role will be based at our new office in Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms (SW11 7AY).


To apply for this position please submit a CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Wednesday 8th July 2020.



What you can expect from us:

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
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    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.

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: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 86862

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