Full Time Job

Accounting Manager


London, United Kingdom 05-01-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are:

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world's greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

What You'll Do:

Management Accounting
• Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of US based rights properties (NASCAR, PGA / LPGA, WBC, Worlds Strongest Man, US Consulting)
• Variance analysis of actual results against forecast

Commercial Accounting:
• Preparation of periodic client accounting and collection reports for rights properties including liaising with clients.
• Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts
• Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis.

Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis:
• Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with Commercial, Production, Legal and Finance colleagues to ensure all relevant information is collected.

Periodic cash-flow management & forecasting for rights properties:
• Participate in Americas regional debt review meetings and track outstanding collections for responsible sales regions.
• Periodic Cash flow management of receivables and payables for the North America and LATAM regions.

Key Finance Business Partner to Executive Vice President and Commercial Directors:
• Support and partner the regional executive vice president and commercial directors with the execution of the regional commercial strategy and business development opportunities.

Personnel costs management:
• Support on regional personnel expenses and travel & entertainment (T&E) costs.
• Preparation of forecasts and regional cost centre management.
• US Golf Events: Manage 3rd party contractors spend and production cost management.
• You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job.

Unusual Challenges or Circumstances e.g. shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc
• Occasional travel to client events

Key Results Areas:
• The timely preparation and submission of month end, quarter end and year end results and analysis of those results
• Compliance with commercial reporting requirements on rights properties
• Key internal and external stakeholders' relationship building in particular support of the US commercial team

You Have These:
• Qualified Accountant– CPA or equivalent
• Good knowledge of UK and US GAAP
• Confident and flexible team player with the ability to work with senior executives and commercial staff across the organisation
• Must be able to work on own initiative to identify and resolve problems
• Strong understanding of revenue recognition
• Must be able to plan and organise work to meet deadlines and determine priorities.
• Must be able to work on own initiative to identify problem areas and work through to a satisfactory conclusion
• Strong Excel ability
• Good communication (written and verbal) skills
• Must be able to work calmly under pressure and work as part of a team to achieve results.
• Proactive, innovative, and self-motivated with excellent communication and organisational skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and
• A ''finisher'' with the genuine drive and commitment to always deliver against objectives

We'd Love If You Also Have These:
• Hands on experience of working within the media or sports rights industry
• Experience of working in a worldwide group
• Experience in using SAP accounting system
• Experience of financial planning and analysis work
• Established post qualification experience
• A strong interest in both Sports and Media

Working Conditions:
• Permanent, London Chiswick Park
• Working Hours: 9am-6pm
• Working Days: Mon-Fri

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world's diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm0mq6-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.