NBC Universal Financial Controller in Coral Gables, Florida

Job Number 35142BR

Job Title Financial Controller

Business Segment Global Distribution and International

Sub-Business International UNI

Posting Category Finance

About Us NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Florida

City Coral Gables

Responsibilities

ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting into the VP Finance, this leadership role is responsible for leading the controllership function for NBCUniversal’s International Networks Spanish LatAm JV. Operating in a highly complex environment and managing the entire accounting function, including AP and AR, this role requires a qualified accountant with multi-jurisdiction experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Controllership

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day control and update of accounting records, for both internal reporting and external reporting in relation to various legal entities.

  • Financial accounting across multiple feeds, channels & departments, with focus on accurate revenue and cost accruals. Involves journal entry preparation, posting & intercompany management.

  • Full responsibility for the P&L, balance sheet and completing quarterly P&L and balance sheet reviews for discussion with local finance and HQ finance.

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial data as required by the Corporate Reporting team, in accordance with US GAAP and corporate timetables and Group senior management.

  • Ensure internal processes are robust, reliable, controlled and meet objectives of business, while being compliant with NBCU policies.

  • Preparation of internal management information with regular liaison with the FP&A team (Miami), Group Controllership team (London) and other UNI operational teams as required.

  • Manage monthly Accounts Payable; resolve issues with trouble invoices; perform audits of vendor activities.

  • Ensure monthly payroll processes operate smoothly and that monthly reconciliation to the ledgers is performed.

  • Month end and quarterly close process and analysis of channel financials across multiple feeds.

  • Ensure that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled timely in accordance with Group standards and ensure follow up of open items.

  • Liaise with the tax team where necessary to ensure tax compliance and reporting requirements are met.

  • Work with the FP&A team, particularly in the preparation of cash flow analyses for budgeting, forecasting and explanation of variances to monthly/quarterly results and forecast.

  • Manage and supervise internal programming rights database; review quarterly programming rights amortization report.

  • Assist VP Finance Unisla and Group Controller to drive simplification, process improvement and standardisation

  • Involvement in business critical projects where required.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Experienced accountant with at least 8 years of relevant accounting experience.Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Coral Gables, Florida

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior SAP experience or other ERP system essential.

  • Experience in controllership / reporting and monthly close processes.

  • Experience of accounting in multiple currency environments.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact at all levels of the organisation.

  • A very high standard for accuracy of reporting and consistency of control.

  • Highly energetic and able to work to tight deadlines.

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic changing/growing environment: ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects.

  • Pro-active & solution focused.

  • Team player with a strong work ethic.

  • Good Excel skills.

  • US Corporation and Entertainment Industry experience advantageous.

  • Experience of working under US GAAP.

  • Understanding of media sector and Latin America preferred but not essential.

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