Location:
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
06 Jul 2021
Brand:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.
 
Purpose of the role

To deliver advanced insight and value-added analysis to the business which drives profitability. To build strong relationships with key divisional contacts and support the operations to deliver their plans.

Key responsibilities

Key role in the Financial Planning and Analysis team providing analysis and reporting that will drive business decisions

• Leadership of the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process for UK Retail:

  • Management/communication of internal timetable
  • Ownership of Excel based budget/forecast models
  • Collaboration both inside and outside finance to review trends and agree assumptions
  • Consolidation of inputs including business initiatives and other entities
  • Preparation of key presentation slides and ownership of overall deck
  • Presentation of budget/forecast to Retail Finance Director
  • Submissions of agreed numbers to Group
  • Support the allocation of total budget/forecast at shop level

• Challenging and improving the quality of current reporting and ensuring that all KPI reporting is focused and relevant

• Ongoing improvements in modelling, forecasting and analytical techniques to improve reporting

• Collaborate cross function and division to share knowledge, ideas and best practice to drive improvements in analysis and reporting
 
Specialist skills & experience

Essential:

• Qualified accountant (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with 5+ years analytical experience

• Strong level of Excel

• Extensive experience of planning, forecasting and delivery of insight through analysis

• Advanced knowledge of financial modelling and analytical techniques

• Ability to manage and manipulate large volumes of data

• Proven track record of delivering quantifiable benefits to businesses

• Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrable commercial awareness

• Results driven, can work at fast pace whilst ensuring accuracy

Desirable:

• Previous sports betting or gaming experience an advantage

• Knowledge of industry and competitors

• Systems experience e.g. Power BI, SQL
About The Company

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experiences for our customers, revolutionising the space as we go. We’re specialists in safer gambling and the company that is at the forefront of responsibility.

Combining technology and entertainment to build products that push the boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands – names such as bwin, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala, Betdaq, and many more. With a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference, all for the good of entertainment.

Wellbeing at Entain

We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That's why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.
 

Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.