Group Finance Analyst

London (Greater)
29 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About us…

Arena Racing Company does so much more than lead the UK’s largest horse racing group. We have 21 racing venues showcasing horse racing, greyhound racing, golf courses, hotels and events. In short, leisure, entertainment, media production and distribution are at the heart of what we do, making it an exciting and diverse place to work! 

Our success is a team effort which is why we offer great opportunities for growth, development and career progression. After all, it’s our employees that enable us to offer first class service and create an electric atmosphere, all within an industry we love.

About the role:

The analyst will consolidate timely, accurate and relevant management information from across the group and the regular review of this information. This will include regular reports, critical review and interpretation of results and value-add analysis.

Key responsibilities for the role will include

  • Consolidation of monthly forecasts and the annual budget.
  • Deliver insight and analysis to help the business achieve strategic goals and deliver the annual budget.
  • Monitor KPI’s to stay in line with the Businesses strategy and help the Media, Racing and central teams to improve performance.
  • Develop and present a deeper understanding of trends within the marketplace, industry and content providers to track performance against competitors.
  • Provide commercial support, analysis and insight across the business to support decision making
  • Support the development of a planning & analysis database.
  • Continually improve processes, systems and analytical tools to improve the quality of forecasts, budgets and financial analysis.
  • Maintain a live rolling forecast model of various horizons.
  • Redesign the CapEx request process and then provide regular update on spend to the stakeholders.
  • Support and assist with group projects and scenario models.
  • Production of reporting and analysis for internal and external stakeholders.

About you….

  • Fully qualified accountant, 1 - 2 years + PQE
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Advanced modelling skills, Excel VBA and macros
  • Take initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Team player with pronounced numerical affinity and accuracy
  • Previous experience with ERP and dashboarding platforms (Tableau/PowerBI) an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

What ARC can offer you....

Personal Development and Bonuses

•             Discretionary group annual bonus schemes to reward your hard work

•             Employee referral scheme because your opinion matters

•             Internal development programmes to help you progress

•             Support with study through our study assistance schemes

Days Out & Leave 

•             Want to experience a day on the other side? 2 Annual Members badges, giving access to over    500 racedays, as well as discounts on hospitality & room rates at ARC venues

•             Because we value work-life balance we offer an annual leave entitlement starting at 22 days plus bank and public holidays- increasing on your work anniversaries up to 28 days! 

Because your health & wellbeing comes first

•             Company life assurance scheme

•             Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured

•             Eye tests and subsidy for glasses available to display screen users 

•             Cycle to work scheme

And so much more....

We are on a thrilling journey. So, to join us at our next destination, be part of a winning team and to learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences.  We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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