Full Time Job

Senior Financial Accountant


Brentford, United Kingdom 09-13-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description


The primary areas of focus of the role will be:
• Responsibility for the monthly and quarterly closing processes, including preparation and review of journal entries and corporate data requests. This includes working closely with both domestic and international Operating Companies
• Responsibility for the preparation, analysis and review of monthly balance sheet packs as well as more detailed quarterly consolidated Balance Sheet Variance Analysis presented to Group Controller
• Responsibility for reporting brand & central P&Ls including forecasting, planning and analysis where required
• Maintain accounting for brands such as Dreamworks TV, E!, Peacock International, as well as head office companies
• Prepare and post consolidation entries, and maintain the consolidation ledgers
• Liaise with OpCo's to understand, approve and post journal entries post close – including FX adjustments after the automated FX routines
• Lead adhoc projects including legal entity rationalizations, creation of new company codes, channel launches and other initiatives as directed
• Engage and influence cross functional teams on process improvement, compliance, or other projects – requiring frequent interaction as well as official communications with regional controllers
• Work closely with tax and transfer pricing teams to ensure recharges across the international and domestic business are efficient and compliant
• Manage day to day Accounts Payable processes to ensure prompt payments
• Any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training

Month-end / Quarter-end Financial reporting
• Responsible for the preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and others as required
• Identify and address the main risks in order to facilitate a clean close
• Escalate any issues or risks to the Assistant Group Financial Controller and suggest timely solutions
• Prepare intercompany recharges both intergroup and to other Business Units within NBCUniversal, Comcast and Sky
• Management of R2R outsourced resources to assist in month and quarter end related activities; review of recharge and other close

Statutory audits
• Completing statutory audit work and internal audit requirements to ensure deadlines are met and key issues escalated to the relevant stakeholder. This includes preparation of the Networks management fee through to transfer pricing sign off.

Governance, 3rd party & internal strategic partnerships
• Support FinOps' end-to-end P2P, OTC and R2R processes
• Ad hoc project work as determined by Assistant Group Controller
• General ledger & HQ support as businesses expand both internationally and globally
• Perform standard and ad hoc analysis as required


• Qualified accountant (ACA preferable)
• Audit background preferable
• Experience managing external audit process across multiple entities
• Excellent excel, financial analytical skills
• Strong analytics and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and high standards in quality and accurate reporting
• Strong influence and communication skills
• Willingness to work flexible hours with tight deadlines
• Strong candidates will be well organized and able to prioritize multiple and competing priorities

• Experience of working with General Ledger and Consolidation systems: SAP/BPC/AOE
• Experience of media/entertainment industry
• International experience of working across multiple regions and time zones
• Experience working in a large multinational corporation with transfer pricing requirements

Additional Information

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