Financial Analyst

Date: 18-May-2022

Location: Uxbridge, Greater London, GB

Company: Hasbro

Wizards of the Coast, (‘Wizards') is one of the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Games. Hasbro SA, which is based in Delemont Switzerland, sells Wizards products in Europe through its distributor Hasbro European Trading BV, (‘HET’) . Wizards Europe is part of Hasbro European Services and is based in Stockley Park - UK, providing services to HET.


WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT

The purpose of this role is to provide financial focus with Wizards of the Coast (Wizards) brands and products.

 

  • Assist the Local Finance team in business partnering to Hasbro SA for the Wizards Business.
  • To provide sound, consistent and relevant information to enable Management decision making.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the financial forecasts, budgets and actuals process.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities For This Wizard

 

Month End/Year End Reporting

  1. Assist with month end reporting, including the preparation and calculation of obsolescence, overheads, A&P, prior year usage, reworks, special shipping, D2 submission and FX revaluations.
  2. Assist with the year end reporting, to ensure that adequate and accurate reserves have been provided and ready for auditing.

 

Advertising & Promotion Spend & JMA Spend.

  1. To be an expert responsible for the budgets of A&P and JMA.
  2. This includes the tracking and monitoring of spend, achieved by working closely with local Marketing and Sales teams
  3. Approving all Purchase Requisitions in line with budget/forecast, and ensuring these meet SOX controls.
  4. Preparation of ROI schedules and regular reviews with Marketing Managers and Sales Managers
  5. Participate in any cross functional teams that monitor & track promotional spends.

 

Forecast and Budget Submissions.

  1. Prepare and create the forecasts and budgets using the TLP System.
  2. Submit both the Domestic & FOB Budgets/Forecasts P&L & Balance Sheet by month using the Longview System, ensuring this reconciles to the Budget/Forecast.
  3. Prepare the budget, forecast and actual Domestic and FOB net revenue by brand, by month, and upload into Longview, ensuring this reconciles to the Budget/Forecast/Actual.

 

Sales Reporting

  1. Prepare the weekly Orders & Shipments for submission to Corporate Finance.
  2. Review of various weekly reports by brand and account, ensuring accuracy and providing analysis where appropriate

 

Other Duties

    • Any other ad hoc duties as required by the Senior Finance Analyst and/or senior management.
    • Systems Super User – become Long View/SAP/BI/Excel experts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
 

Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:

  • Some demonstrable experience, gained in a commercial finance role in a Entertainment and/or Games industry is a plus.

 

Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:

 

  • Curious, forward thinking and innovative
  • Understanding and experience of management accounting
  • Excellent planning & Analytical ability
  • Organized self-starter
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Team player

 

Education and Training:

  • Degree level education with business, commerce, marketing or sales related fields.
  • Understanding & knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
  • PC skills: must be fully proficient with MS Office (Advanced level Excel, Intermediate Word/ PowerPoint

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.