Global FP&A Business Partner-Subscriptions

Updated at, 21 June 2020, 10:20 pm


About This Role

Reporting directly to the Group FP&A Director, the FP&A Global Business Partner, Subscriptions is a role designed to deliver first class FP&A services to the heart of the global Dennis Group business.  

This role is responsible for collaborating with, and challenging, both internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of a best in class subscriptions function.  This will include building a deep commercial understanding of subscriber behaviours and lifetime value models, and well as having full insight of revenues and cashflow, marketing spend and operating costs.

Dennis has a fast-paced, non-hierarchical culture; the successful individual will demonstrate a very rounded skill set and will be able to both lead as well as set direction and roll up their sleeves to get things done. They will thrive in a fast moving entrepreneurial culture where dynamism and a continuous improvement approach are very visible.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for delivering timely, accurate and insightful reporting of global subscription performance by title, pillar and business unit
  • Work with global Subscriptions team and third parties on subscriber modelling and projections in order to deliver robust revenue and cashflow forecasting and analysis
  • Partner with third party fulfilment house to ensure delivery timely and accurate reporting on subscriptions revenues and related operating costs
  • Partner with Subscriptions team to enhance marketing strategies for both acquisition and retention of subscribers
  • Review, assess and improve processes to ensure appropriate levels of control and accuracy are maintained
  • Liaise with the Subscriptions team, and wider business to enhance commercial insight, collaborative growth opportunities, and unlock operating synergies
  • Provide support on special projects and ad hoc reporting requirements as required
  • Assist with the development and coaching of the FP&A team

Skills and experience required:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) 
  • Proven track record in FP&A Business Partnering roles within medium to large, best-practice organisations
  • Experience in working with subscriptions or other similar complex financial models (e.g. royalties) 
  • Prior experience of customer cohort analysis and lifetime value modelling an advantage
  • Advanced Google Suite skills desirable, as well as Microsoft Office

Personal qualities:

  • A self-starter:  Driven to deliver and exceed expectations
  • Proven commercial acumen
  • Data-driven.  Comfortable with gleaning insight from complex data sets
  • Able to influence and collaborate with senior executive management
  • Ability to think creatively, and find innovative solutions to complex challenges
  • Operates to the highest standards of accuracy and precision
  • Articulate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills; a confident presenter
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy, as well as a sense of humour and collaborative approach to working

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