NBC Universal Financial Accountant, International Finance in Universal City, California

Job Number 35143BR

Job Title Financial Accountant, International Finance

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 California

City Universal City

Responsibilities

Overview

  • Support E! and Style International Networks finance and accounting functions including General Ledger activity Accounts Payable and Controllership

  • Manage oversight of production budgets; generating weekly Cost Reports including Estimate to Complete, managing purchase order log, reviewing expense and petty cash reports for accuracy and completionResponsibilities

  • Assist Finance team to drive simplification, process improvement and standardization

  • Query, sort, identify and summarize financial data from SAP for monthly reporting

  • Accounts Payable duties; accurately code invoices and coordinate proper approval for submission to NBC Accounts Payable, reviewing accuracy of AP postings in SAP. Review and approve weekly payment runs

  • Assist in month-end Accounting close processes and reporting including journal entry postings and liaison with local offices

  • Assist and deliver quarterly reporting include Balance Sheet Variance Analysis, Various category reporting, Balance sheet reconciliations

  • Coordinate with Tax group and vendor set up regarding set up, WHT information update

  • Communicate with local offices in different time zones and plan ahead of deadlines

  • Track expenses and revenues vs. budget/reforecasts and variance analysis

  • Input and review budget and reforecast information in the BPC Budgeting system

  • Working closely with Production Management to track all costs and maintain one or more show budgets through monthly meetings and cost reports updates

  • Listing all commitments and cost estimates in PO log. Generate purchase orders as needed. Closely monitor PO activities to ensure capturing expenses in correct fiscal reporting period

  • Confirms receipt of goods and services with production coordinator.

  • Reconciles PO logs to actual expenses

  • Review payroll expenses for reasonableness and analyses actual vs. estimate variances

  • Assist in formulating and administering budget policies to ensure that all activities affecting the budget are guided by uniform rules and established procedures.

  • Review the budget periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs. Review with production management as needed.

  • Determine show’s estimate to complete in conjunction with production coordinators as part of weekly/ monthly process

  • Be the liaison between Production staff and the Accounts Payable department concerning shows’ expenses

  • Other ad hoc general accounting tasks and project work

  • Create and formulate Power Point presentation decks. Update with BPC financials

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS 4-year degree in accounting, finance or economics

  • 1-2 years of Finance/Accounting experienceAdditional Job Requirements

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

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California

Desired Characteristics

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

  • Inquisitive and investigative nature

  • Highly energetic drive with a positive attitude

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is a must

  • Goal orientated and aim to achieve expectations

  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace environment

  • Self-starter and take full ownership of responsibilities

  • Ability to independently solve issues and complete tasks using a logical and systematic approach

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

  • Team player, pro-active and solution focused

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel/ PowerPoint

  • Experience with SAP/BW/BPC under US GAAP desired

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