NBC Universal Finance Manager, UPI in London, United Kingdom

Job Number 34539BR

Job Title Finance Manager, UPI

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business International Film HQ

Posting Category Finance

About Us For almost a century, Universal has been known for its diverse slate of films, including classics such as Jaws, the Jurassic Park series, Mamma Mia, Fast and Furious and Bourne. UPI owns and operates direct theatrical marketing and distribution of feature films in many locations around the globe including Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and UK & Eire. In other territories UPI market and distribute movies through its JV offices, as well as in select territories, licensees who are contracted to distribute on UPI's behalf.

Career Level Experienced

Country United Kingdom

State/Province - -

City London

Responsibilities

• Key contact for OpCo finance teams on Controllership related queries

• Preparation, review & submission of Quarterly UPI Consolidation to NBCU/Comcast including jointly presenting the results, and being key contact for all NBCU/Comcast queries and ad hoc requests

• Management of the Monthly/Quarterly Account Reconciliation process

• Assisting the UPI Financial Controller in driving Distributed Controllership throughout UPI Group, by leading Balance Sheet Reviews with the OpCos, and improving processes and reporting

• Contact for Participation and CAAT Audit queries

• Monitor compliance and effectiveness of accounting policies and procedures

• Ensuring data integrity, working closely with IT to stabilise and further enhance system controls, processes and procedures, and by being an SAP Super User

• Manage the relationship with Cap Gemini on a day- to-day basis to ensure all outsourced activities are being performed as agreed

• Tracking metrics for outsourced processes (AP, AR, and journal processing and reconciliations) across the business, and working with operating companies and the HQ Financial Operations team to improve performance

• Owner of master data management

• Own the implementation and management of distribution deals

• Supervising UPI HQ payroll processing, as performed by an independent team

• Support non finance departments by providing ad hoc analysis as required

• Manage relationship with the Corporate Consolidation and Reporting team

• Manage the monthly headcount reporting process, tracking headcount across UPI against budget and forecasts, and reporting on key metrics

• Support and contribute to ad-hoc operational finance projects

• Line management of the UPI Controllership Analyst who is responsible for the UPI HQ entity: maintaining the integrity of the general ledger, reviewing and enforcing controls, delivering accurate and on-time management and financial reporting including the year end audit, supporting business users.

• Together with the UPI Senior Operational Finance Analyst, supervising and managing the workload and deliverables of the UPI Intern

Qualifications/Requirements

• Qualified Accountant – ACA / ACCA /CIMA

• Strong financial reporting experience (SAP preferably) and proficiency within a Group reporting role

• Experience of managing staff and supporting the business with appropriate accounting and financial information

• Good knowledge of US GAAP

• Strong negotiation, influencing and interpersonal skills as position will deal with people from many different countries with varying degrees of English competence.

• Developed analytical and problem solving skills

• Highly proficient in Excel

• Ability to present financial data to senior management

• Strong organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities

• Proactive and an advocate of continuous improvement

• Ability to cope in a fast, dynamic organisation

• Team player

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