Finance & Business

BBC Finance and Business is a division made up of around 1800 staff who are based all over the UK. The division is led by the Chief Financial Officer and contains four key functions: Finance, Commercial, Legal and Operations. The four strands work together to support production and creativity across the whole of the BBC.


Finance is responsible for financial planning and strategy, and managing the collection and spending of the revenue from the licence fee to ensure that the BBC delivers value for money. Teams are based around the UK with key hubs in London and Cardiff, made up of over 600 finance and business professionals.


Operations comprises Technology, Distribution & Archive; Workplace, Business continuity and Safety; Procurement and the Project Management Office (PMO). Together these teams support the working environment and policies of staff in the BBC and ensure staff have the tools available to do their jobs.


Commercial comprises the Rights and Business Affairs team and Business Development and Partnerships. The Commercial strand is responsible for acquiring and lobbying for the rights which the BBC needs to run its services and deliver its strategies.


Everyday is different"

Abigail Whyte, Editorial Assistant

Legal is led by the Group General Counsel and comprises of Legal, Business Assurance and Risk. The Legal strand is responsible for providing legal assistance and advice across the BBC and understanding risks and challenges facing the organisation.

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