Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
About The Role

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands and over 24,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together.

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

As the Head of Finance Business Partner - Product, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Product cost base and assist the business to manage the Innovation cost base. This will include accounting, reporting, forecasting of Product costs, and appraising the value generated by these costs.

The role reports into the Operations and Integration Finance Director and will have regular interaction with the Chief Product Officer who reports to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Innovation Officer and the Finance Director for New Ventures as well as other members of the Senior Leadership team as and when required.

You will work to deliver high quality information and interpret and present financial data in a business-friendly way.

What you'll be doing:

  • Accountable for the financial accounting, forecasting, reporting and analysis of the entire Product cost base including all overhead and capital spend
  • Support the financial accounting, forecasting, reporting and analysis of the entire Innovation cost base including all overhead, capital spend and benefit tracking
  • Generate periodic cost centre reporting packs for presentation and discussion with cost centre owners to drive accountability throughout the business and challenge budget owners to control their spend within budget
  • Business partner the different departments within the business to ensure they have full understanding of their cost base, highlight areas of potential cost saving opportunity and drive insight and control over spend
  • Business partner the different locations within the business, in order to gain a full understanding of the cost base in each location and ensure costs are accurately budgeted and controlled
  • Provide detailed analysis and insight on variances in Product spend and Innovation spend against the forecast
  • Support and challenge the production of accurate forecast models for all Product locations overseen by the Chief Product Officer and for Innovation spend
  • Ownership of the modelling, tracking and reporting of headcount and related people costs for Product and Innovation ensuring costs are accurately reported on and controlled
  • Act as gatekeeper for the headcount approval process to ensure no recruitment takes place unless the correct process has been followed and the right level of sign-off obtained
  • Ownership of periodic capex reporting and analysis, including return on investment / value generation analysis to help the business prioritise spend
  • Own the Internal Development capitalisation policy, track the costs accurately and constructively challenge management on the rates used to capitalise internal people costs to ensure adherence to group policy and audit scrutiny
  • Accountable for the financial accounting, forecasting, reporting and analysis of the cost base for a group wide people efficiency programme

What we need from you:

  • Qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent with 5+ years post qualification experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills (knowledge of IFRS is desirable)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Prior experience of budgeting, planning and forecasting processes
  • Strong commercial acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in people management and leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with and develop good working relationships with staff at all levels
  • Well organized with ability to deal with high volume of work and ability to work well to deadlines
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a naturally inquisitive and challenging mind set to want to challenge the status quo and continually look for areas of opportunity

What we can offer you:

  • Culture – We were once a start-up and still have that growth mindset (despite our size). Our industry is renowned for the speed it operates at, and the incredible pace of innovation. Our values include winning together, being bold, exciting customers and driving innovation.
  • Development – Both personal and professional development are important to us. Everyone gets 2 paid days to focus on development, along with subscriptions to learning resources like cross knowledge, linkedin learning and our own learning room. Monthly Empower talks from inspirational leaders from outside the industry.
  • Wellbeing – Our employee assistance program offers free advice on everything from work advice, relationship advice, legal information, and financial advice. Everyone gets a free subscription to the unmind (mental wellbeing) app. Counselling session are available through EAP. We have a monthly schedule of wellbeing sessions and talks with each office having wellbeing champions and coordinators.
  • Flexible benefits package - Annual bonus, employee share scheme, private medical, life assurance, income protection, matching pension contributions, enhanced vacation package, discounted gym membership and cycle to work scheme, with the ability to flex your benefits package to suit your needs
  • Offices - Newly refurbished offices, with chillout spaces and modern facilities
  • Social - Fantastic programme of free social activities, from our summer parties and Friday night drinks, we've got you covered.
  • Sports - We're as passionate about sports as you are, if you can name a sport, we've probably got a company team.
  • Hybrid Working – We offer 2 days a week working from home

What the process looks like:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners
  • Phone screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner
  • 30 minute online assessment
  • 1st interview with the Director
  • Short task to complete and present back at 2nd interview with Director and other stakeholders
  • Offer and Celebrations!

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.