Full Time Job

Controllership Manager

Universal Pictures

London, United Kingdom 09-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Controllership Manager, UK (Maternity Cover)


Universal Pictures International (UPI) is the International Distribution and Marketing division for Universal Pictures. In the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and China, UPI directly markets and distributes movies through its local offices, creating campaigns and release strategies that respond to the culture and market behaviour of those territories. In other parts of the world, UPI partners with Paramount and Sony in the distribution of all three companies' films. Universal Pictures is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Job Description

Reporting to the SVP Operations & Finance (EMEA), the Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the UPI Head Office entity in London which incurs marketing, print and OH cost. In addition to management of this entity, the role will be the key contact for the EMEA op cos and LA finance team in providing in time-zone Controllership support and ensuring all UPI and Corporate controllership requirements are being met. The role will also support the SVP in EMEA in specific operational projects.

Key Responsibilities
• Owning and managing all monthly and quarterly reporting activities for the Head office entity in line with compliance and accounting policies and procedures, including intercompany relationships with LA and NBCU Corporate.
• Coordinating statutory and internal audits, including managing / reviewing annual stat-to GAAP reconciliations, tax compliance, and dealing with any queries raised by auditors in a timely manner
• Overseeing monthly and quarterly balance sheet reconciliation procedures
• Monitor compliance and effectiveness of key policies (eg Purchase to pay, T&E)
• Manage the relationship with Accenture on a day-to-day basis to ensure all outsourced activities are being performed as agreed for the Head Office entity
• Support the Controllership team in driving outsourced activities in EMEA
• Engaging with cross functional teams on value added Controllership activities
• Partnering with the Controllership and FP&A Teams to support financial performance; identifying risks and opportunities impacting P&L and/or cash flow
• Support and contribute to operational finance projects
• Liaison with LA Controllership team in driving financial and operational standardisation across EMEA, plus act as point of contact for EMEA opcos on close timezone
• Support non-finance departments by providing ad-hoc analysis as required

• Accounting qualification required

Skills and Experience
• Ability to work in a fast dynamic environment whist managing competing priorities and ensuring completeness / accuracy of all estimates.
• Strong technical accounting skills
• Strong business partnering skills, with the ability to form strong working relationships quickly.
• Constant curiosity and always looking for ways to deliver process improvement and positive change.
• Rigorous, methodical and well organised with excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver to deadline.
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to converse effectively with key stakeholders.
• Proficient in Excel.
• Excellent SAP technical knowledge.

Personal Characteristics
• A self-starter, who has the tenacity to see the job through and deliver on goals.
• Ability to thrive in a fast, dynamic environment and prioritise and deliver efficiently & effectively.
• Confident and enthusiastic

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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