Full Time Job

Manager, Financial Systems & Analysis


Universal City, CA 03-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Purpose:
The Manager, Financial Systems & Analysis will be Universal Studio Group's (USG) dedicated administrator and super user for NBCUniversal Corporate maintained systems, applications and tools such as ERP and Consolidation System SAP, reporting tool Analysis for Office Excel (AOE), account reconciliation tool Blackline, and Streamlining NBCUniversal Accounts Payable SNAP Additionally, the Manager, Financial Systems & Analysis will support USG's accounting and finance processes through thorough understanding of business specific financial operating systems especially focusing on contract and revenue management systems CAFÉ and GRU, as well as both system and process interdependencies from data origination (ex: PDM, Synchronize, Kissflow, PAWS, MicroStrategy) to data creation within SAP.
The Manager, Financial Systems & Analysis will serve as the strategic business planning and execution partner working with business process owners, IT and Corporate to formulate and implement enhancements, develop critical financial reporting, as well as drive system efficiencies based on business needs/requirements. The role will design and maintain policies around governance and control for the business specific systems and will be expected to perform routine access and approval reviews across all required systems. This person will lead the accounting and finance team through system projects which will require evaluation, testing and implementation. This person will also be expected to provide daily support and training to USG business operational end users within USG through collaboration with Corporate financial system functional support and leveraging their scale and expertise. Lastly, this role is expected to create value by analyzing critical reports related to Accounts Payable accruals and the Accounts Receivable aging to assist in accurate reporting of our financial statement.
The Manager, Financial Systems & Analysis will report directly to the VP& Assistant Controller and liaison regularly with NBCU Corporate Finance and IT, as well as various departments within USG.

Essential Responsibilities:

Universal Studio Group Systems
• Develop and execute detailed project plans for the CAFÉ/GRU (contract, revenue and billing subsystem) upgrade/integration and work closely with revenue managers, TV Distribution group and IT partners to complete tasks, troubleshoot issues and track progress
• Perform financial analysis over data outputs related to the accrual process to ensure adequate coverage, as well as other areas of the financials, as needed
• Assist key stakeholders in upcoming BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) transition project related to order to cash operations
• Collaborate and support key stakeholders on cross functional business projects that impact financial systems and business processes
• Assist with development/enhancement needs on business processes and systems to drive efficiency and maximize automation
• Monitor, troubleshoot and resolve system issues, as needed, including a report-out of the core cause and solution
• Provide accounting and finance with the highest data quality and consistency through setup/enhancements to system(s)
• Ensure proper individuals have access to systems (User Access Review), in addition, routinely review segregation of duties of individuals with access

Corporate/Centralized Systems
• Routinely review and sign off on individuals' access to Corporate systems (SAP, SNAP, CARR, P-Card, etc.), in addition review segregation of duties of individuals with access and approval through CAM (Centralized Authorization Matrix)
• Execute admin duties for Blackline tool including but not limited to requesting/removing user access, assigning reconciliations to preparers and reviewers, grouping accounts, maintaining account status based on risk; with oversight and guidance of VP & Assistant Controller
• When needed, request changes to SNAP for approvers, coders, etc. and troubleshoot system issues within the business
• Responsible for being the SAP Super User with duties including, but not limited to strategically refining and optimizing chart of accounts and operating business structures, building specialized reports for the team, creating cost centers, extending accounts, managing the system reporting aspect of the intercompany and FX processes
• Assist in implementing new/updated subsystems which requires significant involvement across business units
• Communicate with the Corporate Finance Consolidation team routinely on the reporting and consolidation structure of NBCUniversal, as well as Comcast
• Assist with Corporate lead projects that impact the financial systems and business processes

General Responsibilities
• Ensure controls are being performed as required on USG financial systems, as well as any Corporate requirements (CAM approval flow reviews, UAR user access reviews, etc.)
• Support accounting and finance period close activities. This includes analysis on data outputs from Corporate systems (ex. SNAP reports) as well as completing any necessary system related deliverables to Corporate
• Assist with solving technical and operational problems, as needed
• Customize data output through reporting or other means to allow the business to perform optimal analysis and financial review (examples: A/R aging and revenue reports)
• Create USG specific documentation of critical financial operating processes (Procure to Pay, Order to Cash and Record to Report) and training materials on both Corporate maintained systems and USG specific systems
• Conduct training on new or updated systems, applications and tools. This includes preparing any necessary training material to facilitate trainings
• Onboard new team members by assisting with access, setup and training on systems, tools and applications
• Provide direction, leadership and serve as a resource to staff and management on projects. This includes meeting regularly to review project activities, tasks and strategies
• Develop and maintain effective cross-functional professional relationships with others
• Comply with and enforce standard policies and procedures
• Assist with internal and external audit requests, as needed
• Certain tasks and projects will require the utmost confidentiality
• Cross train, share system knowledge and leverage learnings specially with TV cost accounting area but also broadly with Production Finance and FP&A
• Other required projects and tasks as needed

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required
• Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
• Minimum of 3 years specific experience managing financial systems (preferably SAP and/or billing subsystem)
• Experience in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems
• Microsoft Suites skills are essential; including Excel skills with knowledge of formulas, pivot tables and v-lookup

Eligibility Requirements
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must have work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics
• PMP or other professional project management certifications
• Master's degree and/or CPA a plus
• Entertainment industry experience a plus