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Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company is Britain's largest racecourse group, operating sixteen racecourses and four greyhound stadia.

4 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

About us

Arena Racing Company was created in 2012, and has been a racing industry pioneer, developing new race series such as the All-Weather Championships and the all-ladies Silk Series. Our racing business has grown with the acquisition of racecourses and is the UK’s largest racecourse group. Our greyhound stadia and our media business are flourishing through the control of media rights and our partnerships with The Racing Partnership, At The Races and Sky Sports Racing. Although we're a relatively young company we have a vast heritage dating back to 1614. As well as racing we also host live events entertaining large crowds with big name acts.

We offer a challenging and rewarding working environment with great opportunities to progress and develop. We also love to support the local communities

About the role

The Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager 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 for the role will include

  • Ownership of 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 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
  • 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

About you

  • Fully qualified accountant, 2 - 3 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

What Arena Racing 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......

To learn more about our company and this exciting opportunity apply today.

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to begin the application process.

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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