NBC Universal Finance Manager – Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida

Finance Manager – Universal Creative



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 : Provide daily financial support to specified projects including cost tracking, vendor payment management, monthly financial reporting, forecasting and general financial support.


  • Complete monthly project cost reporting for project and distribute to management. Work with project managers to update project EFC’s and communicate all project issues via monthly report.

  • Month-end close requirements, including preparing monthly project status and accrual reports, prepare and post payroll allocations and charge-outs and coordinate contract and purchase order receipts/accruals.

  • Provide cash flow and earned value forecasting periodically.

  • Distribute, review, audit and process invoices/payment applications related to project. Research vendor payment issues and make recommendations for resolution.

  • Direct and supervise the overall applicable financial function.

  • Manage staff by providing leadership, coaching, mentoring, career development, and performance management.

  • Document applicable policies and procedures.

  • Evaluate and Implement cost efficient performance methods.

  • Perform contract maintenance including but not limited to: tracking general contractor ‘notice to owners’ liens and lien waivers; coordinate contract close-outs; attend contract status meetings; and verify contract execution and payment releases.

  • Assist in the vendor bid and award process including cost comparison and bid review meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Microsoft Office, Ability to Communicate Clearly, Organization Skills, Ability to Meet Deadlines, Forecasting, Budgeting, Analytical Thinking, Planning and Scheduling, Accounting Research, Proficient Knowledge of Accounting Principles, Decision Making Skills, Solution Development, Financial Planning, Financial/Business Analysis, Advanced Excel (Formulas, Charts), Proficient in Math and Statistics, Management, Customer Service Oriented, Issue Resolution, Presentation, Speaking at Executive Level, Experience Developing Others and Providing Feedback, Identification and Execution of Process Improvements, CPA (Financial Reporting, IA or Tax)

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED is required. Associate’s degree (AA) is required. Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years, 3-5 years Supervisory preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: PA preferred (Financial Reporting, IA or Tax)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Infrequent local travel. Long distance travel not required.

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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