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Manager, Global Finance Operations, Home Entertainment North America RTR

Sony Pictures

Mandaluyong City, Philippines 03-18-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Manager, Global Finance Operations, Home Entertainment North America RTR (3rd Party Physical Distribution)

SPE Finance and Accounting is transforming the organization from a Line of Business and territory orientation to one which is global, enterprise-based, focusing on process improvement, standardization, reducing complexity and efficient use of technology. The global team's objectives are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall team while enhancing the value and accessibility of the data created by the accounting processes which will enable the commercial teams to drive toward greater revenue growth and margin improvements.

The Global Financial Operations (GFO) team is responsible for the delivery of accurate, compliant, and timely financial statements and partners with the Divisional Finance whose focus is to improve revenue and reduce costs as well as forecast performance. GFO serves as a liaison point between the lines of business and SPE's third party provider of accounting services, Capgemini.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Based in our Manila office, the Manager, Global Finance Operations, Home Entertainment will be responsible for the month-end close, royalty statements, 3rd party financial reporting, and ad hoc requests coupled with continuous improvement, standardization and simplification of those functions and outputs for the SPHE 3rd party physical distribution.
• Responsible for accurate and timely month-end close, P&L, and Balance Sheet accounts of SPHE 3rd party physical distribution in accordance with SPE accounting policies.
• Responsible for accurate and timely 3rd party royalty accounting and reporting in accordance with the 3rd party license agreement.
• Ensure accuracy of 3rd party Revenues, Contra Revenues, Manufacturing Costs, Distribution Costs, and Marketing Expense at the title / territory / market detailed level.
• Analyze impact of the 3rd party distribution on SPHE operating cash flow.
• Analyze 3rd party inventory and inventory obsolescence reserve.
• Review 3rd party Balance Sheet accounts to ensure no risk in the balances.
• Ensure master data accuracy to support proper 3rd party accounting and reporting.
• Review and approve tasks performed by Capgemini including journal entries, Title Details, error handling, account reconciliations, and 3rd party reports.
• Review Capgemini Desk Top Procedures and Cadency Tasks to make sure they are up to date.
• Provide guidance to Capgemini and training on new processes and critical tasks.
• Recommend improvement and simplification of accounting processes to optimize efficiency and reduce paperwork costs.
• Support various ad hoc requests and analyses.

Candidate Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in accounting or business.
• CPA or CPA Candidate preferred.
• Typically 5+ years of relevant experience in General Ledger Accounting.
• Strong knowledge of accounting principles, processes, and SAP/BW.
• Understanding of home entertainment distribution accounting (Sales, Returns, Inventory) a plus.
• Strong MS Excel skills required.
• US company experience is preferred.
• Strong follow-through on day-to-day tasks; ability to bring all tasks to timely completion.
• Strong level of communication and interpersonal skills collaborating with team members in different time zones and countries.
• Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to be thorough with attention to details.
• Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and problem solve with reasonable independence.
• Flexible; able to work in an environment where priorities change regularly, and continual process improvement is expected.
• Critical thinker with ability to see the forest, but at the same time meticulous enough to ensure quality and accuracy of work product.
• Strong ability to collaborate across team environment.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to any characteristic which is protected by applicable law, for example including their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable).

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjn7m-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

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Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.