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Senior Financial Analyst

sothebys · 30+ days ago
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ABOUT SOTHEBY'S

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

 

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

THE ROLE

  • To partner with budget holders to ensure appropriate P&L management of Worldwide Marketing and our network of sourcing offices.
  • To prepare relevant, timely and reliable analysis to enable budget holders and management to monitor and drive departmental/regional performance.
  • To support the Finance Director in driving improvement through financial insight and analysis.
  • To coordinate the annual audits of sourcing entities in EMEA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Monthly Reporting

  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly results, variance analysis and commentary in accordance with the agreed corporate timetable for senior management review
  • To present draft and final results to business directors / department heads, interpret and explain key variances
  • Act as the finance department contact for designated departments / countries; providing them with financial assistance and ad hoc analysis where necessary

Monthly Forecasting

  • Prepare of revenue and expenditure forecasts, variance analysis and commentary in accordance with the agreed corporate timetable for senior management review
  • Interpret and discuss the forecast results with business directors / department / country heads
  • Act as the finance department contact for designated departments; providing them with financial assistance and ad hoc analysis where necessary

Controllership

  • Responsible for the account control and analysis of designated profit & loss and balance sheet accounts related to departments / countries across the business
  • Adhere to company policies and internal controls
  • Ensure quarterly Corporate Schedules are accurate and submitted to Corporate Controller’s Group within set deadlines
  • Participate in main audits where relevant

Additional Projects & Analysis

  • Develop financial models, for example on leases or revenue margins
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as required to support business and finance initiatives
  • Develop relevant dashboards to improve tracking of KPIs
  • Support implementation of ad hoc projects and processes, for example setting up new entities

Budgeting

  • Responsible for the compilation of the annual budget in conjunction with the business director / department / country heads

Team

  • Manage a Graduate or Finance Analyst
  • Build strong working relationships within finance and the business
  • Contribute to the wider team during month end, forecast and budgeting to provide timely and accurate reports and analysis for senior management

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

  • Fully Qualified Accountant with ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Audit experience preferred
  • Educated to degree level
  • Proven business acumen
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships both within finance and with stakeholders at all levels
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Proven team management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel
  • Experience of SAP advantageous but not essential
  • Some knowledge of Sotheby’s or the art industry, its culture, and services beneficial
  • Command of multiple languages useful

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The Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race (including, without limitation, traits historically associated with race, such as natural hair, hair texture, and protective and treated or untreated hairstyles), color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership/union status, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, genetic information, reproductive health decision, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, alienage or citizenship status, domestic violence victim status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province or local law. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates.

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024

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