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Finance Apprentice, Financial Planning and Analysis EMEA

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Finance Apprentice, Financial Planning and Analysis EMEA

18 month contract starting in early 2019 – course: AAT Level 3

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 6th January, this should include an up-to-date version of your CV as well as a Cover Letter answering the following questions:

1 - What skills and attributes do you believe you are able to bring to Warner Bros.?

2 - Why are you interested in completing AAT Level 3 and working in Finance?

3 - If you have been given an elephant and told you can not give it away or sell it – what would you do with the elephant?

We will be in contact after 6th January if we wish to talk to you about your application. Successful candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day to be held in January at our offices in Holborn.


What part will you play?

The Finance Apprentice role is to provide support to the Europe, Middle East & Asia (EMEA) Financial Planning & Analysis team and other EMEA stakeholders through management and preparation of databases and templates required for the annual budget, quarterly re-forecast and quarterly close cycles. The role has the opportunity to work with EMEA, Territory & Burbank HQ Finance teams as well as supporting Commercial stakeholders across EMEA.

Role Responsibility

  • Assist in preparation and consolidation of revenue and expense templates for budget and forecast planning cycles for EMEA.
  • Prepare EMEA revenue & expense trackers
  • Assist with Financial Close (monthly, quarterly and year-end)
  • Assist the Manager and Director working with category teams to execute strategic plans and develop actions plans for core initiatives
  • Partner with the commercial teams on financial queries, new initiatives and projects
  • Participate in preparation of financial models in support of business plan creation
  • Assist in preparation of business reviews

The Ideal Candidate

What do we require from you?

  • Should have solid GCSE and A level results, or equivalent
  • A passion for Warner Bros. iconic brands and franchises
  • Highly numerate and confident active user of MS Office (Excel / PowerPoint)
  • Awareness of ERP systems
  • Must be analytical and pay close attention to detail!  Accuracy is the key
  • Understanding of consumer & retail landscape and trends a plus
  • Must be well organised, disciplined and be confident in the ability to prioritise workload and use time effectively.
  • Pro-active, “can do” attitude – try something approach
  • Must be able to communicate with both finance and non-finance people at all levels in a professional and mature manner

Warner Bros. Entertainment UK

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