Finance Director, Penguin Random House Children's

Do you have highly developed commercial judgement and an ability to partner with a creative business?


If so, you could be perfect for our Finance Director role (internally known as the Head of Commercial Affairs), looking after the finances of our Penguin Random House Children’s division.


Our Children’s division brings together the greatest stories, brands and authors of any global children’s publisher, and our role is to help create and rediscover heroes for each new generation. Not just a Children’s publisher, we’re also a brand owner of well-loved brands such as Peter Rabbit and the Snowman so as Finance Director you’ll also be involved with our licensing, consumer products and TV opportunities.


You could have a seat at that table, helping to guide the publishing house as they make exciting business decisions on all commercial aspects of the business -  helping them to see what books or partnerships are viable, lucrative and providing them with the information they need to make important creative calls.


You will provide valued support for your business, influencing and advising on every commercial decision in order to drive maximum growth and profitability including identifying new partners, both for the publishing and licensing business. 

This critical role within the heart of this division means presenting commercial challenges and solutions to the MD and other stakeholders with rigour, sensitivity and conviction.


To do this you’ll of course need to be a qualified accountant with hawk like attention to detail, but also be a confident negotiator and presenter. You’ll be a strong and inspiring leader of people; a team-player with emotional intelligence able to influence and advise where needed. You’ll ideally already be a Finance Director or doing an equivalent role.  


On a day to day basis you’ll be:

  • Supporting the MD and senior management team of PRH Children’s to ensure not only delivering of budget targets but also long term strategic growth
  • Take ownership of projects and work with colleagues both internally and externally to continue to grow the business.
  • Conduct contract negotiations with the new partners, including liaising across all relevant departments e.g. legal, ventures, publishing, co-producers, and licensing agents.
  • Attending strategic divisional meetings offering commercial opinions and highlighting risk and financial implications
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Acquisition P&L’s and input into acquisition discussion
  • Presenting financials and company performances to senior management team of the publishing house
  • Management of the Business Manager and the publishing finance team
  • Financial modelling to feed into Publishing House strategy

If you think you could drive success using your financial knowledge in an innovative and creative team, then we’d like to hear from you.


Please apply with a CV and Covering Letter by 28th March.





Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: WC2R 0RL 

Job ID: 32309

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