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About the role:

FT Professional is an integral part of the fast growing Financial Times Digital Subscriptions business through licensing FT content to organisations around the world, with clients across corporate, finance, government, professional services, education and media sectors. 

Part of the UK-led Commercial Finance team, the Management Accountant (FT Professional) will provide key management accounting to all financial processes, reporting and business modelling for FT Professional. This is an exciting opportunity for a finance professional to gain experience working in a high-profile digital business that requires strong financial support in order to meet their goals and targets. 


  • Timely submission of weekly and monthly FT Professional Metrics to key stakeholders in the UK Finance Team for distribution to the FT Board Directors and a wider company-based audience. 
  • Understanding of and responding to business queries arising from financial reporting, client invoicing, sales commission and expense management.
  • Support in preparing timely and accurate regular forecasts for revenue and costs.
  • Timely and accurate month end processing and reporting of FT Professional revenues & costs (including Adhoc Syndication, T&E, marketing, commission, professional fees, technology costs and consolidated payroll files) and variance analysis as required by key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with other colleagues across Commercial Finance and Accounting Services to manage the transfer and completeness of monthly costs and revenues
  • Preparation of aggregator fee files & invoices for channels and timely response to any follow-up queries
  • Monthly headcount & payroll loads, checks & amendments for FT Professional.
  • Issuance of royalty invoices and recharges for shared resources with other group entities.
  • Preparation of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations and submission of audit data.
  • Contribution of ideas to help streamline our processes and develop our reporting to the business.
  • Responsible for distributing expense trackers to budget owners on a monthly basis, highlighting areas requiring attention to ensure budget efficiency
  • Maintain sufficient approval rights for budget holdersAd hoc analysis and reporting as required by the Senior Finance Business Partner and wider Finance team.


  • ACCA/CIMA part-qualified or equivalent. A bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Financial Management or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a relevant finance environment.
  • Confident communicator with a variety of audiences and fluent in English (spoken and written) for regular interactions with the Finance teams, the business (FT Professional), other support functions, and in some cases external third parties. This role will also have a high degree of virtual interaction (telephone, video and email) with the UK and other FT global offices.  
  • Intermediate level with MS Excel is essential (advanced level preferred).
  • Experience with Google suite, Oracle Accounts and Essbase would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills, comfortable with large financial data sets.
  • Effective organisation and time management skills, able to handle multiple requests and prioritise accordingly. 
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated with an ability to work independently. 
  • Great attention to details and holds a high standard to one’s work. 
  • Proactive to understand customer needs and take initiative to problem solve.


What’s in it for you? FT Benefits:

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. 

Further Information:

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We have implemented a hybrid working model and we also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please send an email to talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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