NBC Universal Manager, Cost Control – Operational Finance Marketing & Sales in Orlando, Florida

Manager, Cost Control – Operational Finance Marketing & Sales

Job ID: 249183



Universal Parks & Resorts is comprised of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in 2020 in Beijing, China. We are a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at all of our destinations. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Universal’s theme parks offer exactly the kind of vacation families crave – bringing together popular culture’s most compelling stories, characters and adventures to create some of the world’s most innovative and entertaining attraction experiences. These are immersive, next-level, adventures such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, outrageously fun attractions such as Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and highly themed, authentic experiences based on cutting-edge television, such as Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. Universal Parks & Resorts adheres to ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time. 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. Universal Parks & Resorts provides world-class entertainment destinations with signature theme parks that create unparalleled entertainment.

JOB SUMMARY: Perform financial analysis, reporting and budgeting for a specific operational area through a range of applications including journal entries, report writing and review, variance commentary and partnership with operators.


  • Oversee completion of all month-end duties.

  • Process all invoices, complete necessary journal entries, and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Provide direction and delegate duties to team members, ensuring work is accurate and timely.

  • Complete and/or audit financial reports that summarize divisional financial comparisons in the areas of labor, non-labor, per cap, revenue and variable operating profit (VOP).

  • Guide the operating division management in the development of annual operating budgets and quarterly latest estimates (LE’s). Evaluate all costs incurred throughout the year, looking for ways to reduce cost and find efficiencies.

  • Maintain an active relationship with Operating division. Prepare and present weekly variance reports with Operators. Analyze performance metrics and identify areas to improve. Recommend solutions to manage within budgets.

  • Prepare and coordinate special project/event budgets. Make recommendations regarding operational decisions relative to those projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Microsoft Office, Ability to Communicate Clearly, Organization Skills, Ability to Meet Deadlines, Forecasting, Budgeting, Analytical Thinking, Planning and Scheduling, Accounting Research, Knowledge of Accounting Principles, Staff Supervision, Decision Making Skills, Solution Development, Financial Planning, Financial/Business Analysis, Advanced Excel (Formulas, Charts), Proficient in Math and Statistics, Presentation, Speaking at Executive Level, Cost Accounting, Project Management, Current on Industry Trends.

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

EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years, 1-3 years Supervisory preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

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

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