Senior Business Analyst - News & Current Affairs

Nine is Australia’s largest locally owned media company – the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment. We pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want – across Publishing, Broadcasting and Digital.

Nine’s assets include the 9Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Now, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, Drive, subscription video platform Stan and a majority investment in Domain Group.

Our Purpose: We shape culture by sparking conversations, challenging perspectives, and entertaining our communities.

We bring people together by celebrating the big occasions and connecting the everyday moments. Australia belongs here. We bring our purpose to life via three shared values: We walk the talk, turn over every stone and keep it human.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Business Analyst to join our Television Finance team at Nine. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager – News and Current Affairs, you will be pivotal in delivering the financial results for Television Finance.

From month-end reporting to forecasting and budgeting, to suggesting efficiencies and understanding the products that are News and Current Affairs, you will play a key role in ensuring the financial health of the individual departments as well as enhancing the finance and business partnership efforts company-wide.

You will:

  • Provide month end reporting and analysis for the News and Current Affairs Departments including Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Extra, and Sixty Minutes – liaising with the Executive Producers and Unit Managers for these productions.
  • Analyse monthly expenses, variance analysis
    ensuring budget alignment and identifying efficiency opportunities.
  • Present to Department Managers / Executive Producers actuals and forecast position to identify any financial concerns, suggest improvements and implement agreed changes on a regular basis.
  • Identify areas for improvement & strategies to streamline processes & business requirements within News and Current Affairs.
  • Be responsible for the financial statements of the LA & London Bureaus. Provide the month end review of the London and LA Bureau trial balance and communicate, review, advise and process the month end accounts.
  • Preparation and/or guidance in the News and Current Affairs staff approval paperwork process, liaising with People and Culture, and ensuring compliance against the relevant award.
  • Develop precise annual departmental bottom up budgets, covering all essential costs along with identifying areas of efficiency
  • Build strong relationships with key News and Current Affair genre team members including News Directors, Executive Producers, Unit Managers, and key senior producers.
  • Foster a culture of improvement and collaboration within the finance team.
  • Ensure strict compliance with control frameworks and adapt to evolving standards.
  • Mentor the Management Accountant – News and Current Affairs, providing training and guidance.
  • Other duties as reasonably required.

From a business partnering perspective, you will excel in managing internal and external relationships, supporting business partners with accurate financial insights, and effectively communicating financial analysis to senior stakeholders. You will be able to adapt to the differing situations/scenarios that may present to you. Additionally, you'll play a pivotal role in identifying efficiencies within the News & Current Affairs function.

Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant (CA or CPA)
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Strong communication skills; clear, timely, and consistent
  • Sharp analytical abilities with meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work efficiently under deadlines
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills
  • Exceptional reconciliation skills
  • Dedication to maintaining high standards of work quality

Desirable:

  • Experience in the Television or content production Industries
  • Familiarity with Microsoft D365 and TM1 applications

Additional Information

Life at Nine:

Nine is a people business. Being part of the team means you’ll be in a culture that promotes creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, is open to feedback, rewards impact and ensures everyone is heard. Importantly, you'll receive the following:

  • Career development and quality training
  • Up to 16 weeks paid primary carer’s parental leave
  • Discounts on lifestyle, entertainment, and leisure memberships, including health insurance, dental and gym
  • Discounts on products and services with corporate partners

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Work rights: Please note to apply for this role you must already have the right to lawfully work and live in Australia.

Nine
Posted: May 1, 2024
Closing: May 31, 2024
North Sydney, NSW
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