Part Time Job

Assistant Controller

Universal Pictures

Amsterdam, Netherlands 09-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Assistant Controller (f/m/d)


Role title: ASSISTANT CONTROLLER (part-time, 30 hrs/week)

The Assistant Controller is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledger, balance sheet and corporate reporting for UPI Netherlands, including managing key financial cycles, ensuring compliance with accounting and NBCU policies, and local regulations This role has a direct reporting line to the Finance Director of UPI in the Netherlands. This position will manage and have oversight of all the finance tasks that have been outsourced to an outsourced finance partner, Accenture, managing a team of 1-2 persons. The Assistant Controller will be the ''go to'' finance person for stakeholders of multiple disciplines (Treasury, Fin Ops, Tax-, legal-, payroll-, marketing team etc.) for day to day issues and query resolution.


Month-end / Quarter-end Financial reporting
• Responsible for overseeing the completeness and accuracy of the day-to-day operations for the general ledger, including sub-system reconciliations, intercompany, Accounts Receivable, cashpool, and other various activities
• Responsible for all elements of the close process; sign off on key journal entries and all balance sheet reconciliations
• Review monthly and quarterly balance sheet and P&L for ensuring compliance with Group policies and aligned with business understanding
• Prepare & review quarterly supplemental data request submissions and ensure all corporate reporting obligations are met
• Provide ad-hoc reporting and analysis (including for non-finance departments)
• Supervise reconciliation of various accounts (in Blackline)

• Support NBCU's FinOps end-to-end RTR, P2P and OTC process improvement projects with operational input
• Work closely with Fin Ops and Accenture Team lead to ensure all the accounting activities outsourced are being performed as agreed; support performance metrics on outsourced work and identifying areas for improvement or expansion of scope of work.

Partner Accounting and Reporting
• Facilitate reporting to distribution partners according to contractual requirements, with timely cash settlement of royalties, including any internal stakeholder management

Statutory and Tax reporting
• Identify, document and drive compliance with local Statutory requirements for NBCU
• Assisting in the External and Internal audits and work with the statutory controller and outsourced finance partner to collect audit evidence and support for the Financial Statements and required disclosures
• Support to the NBCU Tax team to ensure compliance with local tax regulations and reporting requirements in the area of corporate income tax and VAT

Controllership and special projects
• Responsible for maintaining a strong internal control environment, ensuring compliance with group policies and procedures, laws and regulations, the integrity of financial and operational information, with ability to identify and communicate risks together with suggestions on how to mitigate / derisk
• Developing and leveraging key relationships with Controllership Teams across UPI and NBCU, demonstrating a high level of cultural consciousness, collaboration and flexibility is a critical part of the role
• Support special finance initiatives as assigned, acting as a business partner and consultant when performing these duties. Projects relate to, but not limited to improving monthly close process, IT enhancement projects and operational systems used, implementation of new reporting tools, simplification and integration projects etc.
• Support FD in areas where required including budgeting and forecasting
• Become a super-user of SAP and Datawarehouse solutions, continuously work on system improvements and optimizing automated reporting tools and closing procedures

• Relevant experience in a similar position in an international business environment
• Strong Technical Accounting Knowledge
• Developed analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience with working with outsourced finance partners or managing remote teams would be a plus
• Organised and thorough, with the ability to prioritise tasks
• Consistently works within budget parameters
• Demonstrates ability to build relationships and engage and influence people to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to cope in a fast, dynamic organisation and manage competing priorities and deadlines
• Willingness to work flexible hours during close

• Relevant degree or an accredited professional finance qualification
• Strong financial reporting experience (SAP)
• Very Strong Microsoft office (Word/Excel/Outlook) skills
• Fluent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rezn01-3-215-177-171-42 in your application.