Sandy’s story in the Content Commercial Finance Team
‘I’m helping shape the future content strategy.’
My name is Sandy, and I’m a Senior Finance Analyst within the Content Commercial Finance team. I partner with the Content team who are the brains behind what is on screen on our Sky channels every day; such as Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic, Intergalactic on Sky One and the Premier League on Sky Sports.
My role is varied, but my core focus is to partner with the business to ensure we acquire the best entertainment content for our customers whilst managing the financials. No two days are the same, I could be pulling together a pan European acquisition deal approval and liaising with our Italy and Germany counterparts to modelling budgets out to the next 5 – 10 years.
What I enjoy most about this role is the close collaboration we have with the Business from the Managing Director of Content to Scheduling teams. Our ideas and views are taken on board and feeds into the wider remit. It is a really exciting place to be as I’m helping shape the future content strategy especially with increasing players in the market.
As well as my current role, I was on the Sky finance graduate scheme and have had amazing opportunities to work in numerous areas across Finance such as Supply Chain, Sky Media and FP&A. Having been at Sky over 6 years, it’s hard to say just one but one of my biggest achievement was in the FP&A team where I played a key role in consolidating and analysing the Sky UK Long Range Plan.
The analysis was used to support live conversations of our four core divisions and drive strategic decision making and has been key in presentations that the UK CEO and CFO present to our parent company, Comcast. It is an example of how impactful your contributions can be at Sky!