Full Time Job

Manager, Accounting, News Controllership

NBC News

New York, NY 02-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The NBC News Group Accounting Manager role will support the operations of the newly formed NBC News Group, consisting of Broadcast News, MSNBC, and CNBC accounting and controllership functions. They will support ongoing monthly close activities, plus various transactional activity across NBC News Group. The role will report into the News Group Controller.

• Support the integration and operations of the Broadcast News, MSNBC, and CNBC accounting and controllership functions
• Manage the Group monthly close process, ensuring that the Group meets corporate and internal deadlines
• Run financial reports to support the team leading into monthly close and monitor trends. Help operational finance teams troubleshoot and act as a go-to resource for reporting questions
• Record monthly journal entries and reconcile certain balance sheet areas across the Group
• Prepare the monthly Balance Sheet Review package for Group finance leadership
• Prepare quarterly data requests for Corporate financial reporting team
• Ensure financials are in compliance with GAAP, as well as NBCU policies
• Work to implement standard financial reporting formats across the Group, including chart of accounts harmonization
• Establish & maintain policies and procedures for close, reporting, and other financial functions
• Work with the various parts of the Group, including operational finance, to identify and address accounting issues, including documentation of the issue and the related resolution
• Act as point of contact for internal and external auditor requests
• Ensure proper business controls, including general ledger accounting activities
• Act as point person to help manage systems for the Group (SAP, Blackline, etc.)

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting
• 5+ years of work experience

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications:
• CPA desired
• Big 4 accounting experience desired and/or significant accounting organization experience
• Preferred candidates will have media industry experience
• Familiarity with SAP/AOE
• Strong project management skills. An ability to multitask and work on several projects, ensure processes are followed and deadlines are met
• Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities