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Group Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

Arena Racing Company
SW1P 4QP, London (Greater)
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst to join our finance team based at Millbank, London.

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

Group Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst will be responsible for the provision of timely, accurate and relevant management information 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 of the Group Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst will include:

  • Support the annual budget and planning process. 
  • Delivering insight and analysis which helps the business to achieve strategic goals and deliver the annual budget. 
  • Develop KPIs and metrics that support the business 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Support and assist with group projects and scenario models. 
  • Support the group with implementation of Oracle Netsuite and NSPB.

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 systems (Exchequer), and reporting platforms (Tableau) an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

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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