NBC Universal Cost Manager – Universal Creative Labor in Orlando, Florida

Cost Manager – Universal Creative Labor

Job ID: 505716



Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide – Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in Beijing, China. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

What sets Universal Creative apart?

We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today’s realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don’t know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal: to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time.

JOB SUMMARY : Perform a variety of accounting and finance functions for Universal Creative. Duties involve tracking Creative Salary and Hourly labor, forecasting staffing and reporting the costs incurred by Universal Creative and allocating, as appropriate, to various capital and expense projects. Role involves partnering with Universal Orlando (UO), Universal Studios Hollywood (USH), Universal Beijing (UB) and Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) Finance teams.


  • Manage the Salary and Hourly Labor of Universal Creative and ensure appropriate home codes and charges to projects. Communicate with HR and Project teams and audit staffing projections and Org charts to ensure proper allocations.

  • Prepare Monthly Project Management staffing forecasts to be used for ongoing budget tracking for the UO Major Capital Projects

  • Maintain and review Bonus accruals and ensure proper accounting entries and charges to Projects

  • Prepare Staffing Projections for project life for new Capital Projects

  • Provide Headcount analysis to UPR and other Ad Hoc reporting as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field required.

EXPERIENCE: 3-5 Years, accounting, or business experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.


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