NBC Universal Analyst, Financial - Deferred Revenue Accounting and Reporting in Orlando, Florida

Job Number 33267BR

Job Title Analyst, Financial - Deferred Revenue Accounting and Reporting

Business Segment Universal Studios

Sub-Business Universal Orlando

Posting Category Finance

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Florida

City Orlando

Responsibilities

General job purpose is to ensure accuracy of financial results (accounting function) and financial reporting submissions to NBCUniversal and Comcast (reporting function). This includes providing analytical, data mining and reporting functions for Financial Reporting. Additional aspect of job includes ensuring department deadlines are met and company policies are adhered to as well as identifying departmental process improvements and automation procedures for reporting process. Candidate must participate in financial reviews with executive leadership.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the overall deferred revenue accounting function by understanding all of the Universal Orlando deferred revenue ticket types and the various IT systems which support the reporting and recognition of revenue. Ensure supporting deferred revenue reports agree to the source ticketing systems and that revenue is being recognized in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Partner with various Universal Orlando divisions including Finance, Product Planning, and IT and be actively involved in any setup, changes or modification of ticket types ensuring the product flows appropriately through back of house accounting systems and ultimately recognized to the general ledger in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

  • Perform in-depth analysis on ticketing deferred revenue financial performance and results extending findings to provide meaningful recommendations.

  • Assist with the month-end close process of deferred revenue including preparation and analysis of deferred revenue schedules and posting of month end journal entries in SAP.

  • Assist with accurately forecasting future deferred revenue balances and breakage results.

  • Create and execute automation and data mining requests utilizing Microsoft Access and Excel

  • Assist Senior Financial Analyst and Director Finance with various ad hoc projects.

Qualifications/Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required.

EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years’ experience in an analytical environment; including experience with accounting, IT audit concepts and/or data analysis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • The ability to work through complex, unstructured problems.

  • Strong interpersonal, technical and presentation skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to champion projects from beginning through implementation, meet deadlines, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision.

  • Strong attention to detail, data accuracy with an ability to consolidate multiple sources of information/analyses.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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