Work closely with leadership and management to implement effective financial strategy and initiatives to support business objectives
Act as a business partner to the TV production executives in building production budgets challenging assumptions and providing financial guidance in daily operations.
Responsible for US GAAP accounting records and compliance of the statutory books with respect to local statutory and taxation legislation.
Managing a team that is responsible for financial operations of Underground Production’s departments (e.g. budget preparation, journal entries, travel & p-card reviews, payroll analysis, account reconciliations, and other duties as needed)
Lead the successful planning and execution of the Integration Project Plan Financial Workstream that includes but is not limited to : Definition of standard NBCUniversal financial processes and programs for the country in conjunction with Comcast team.
Lead financial compliance audit and define mitigation plan and actions as appropriate.Interpret, develop and implement financial policies, practices and procedures for managers, teams and individuals that foster NBCU’s mission, values and business objectives and are in line with local practice, compliance and global standards.
Own monthly pacing and budgeting process, including template generation, data upload and variance analysis primarily for Free Cash Flow and assist in Operating Cash Flow analysis when required
Lead presentations for senior leadership to communicate the state of the business, including monthly operating reviews, estimates, budgets and proactively highlight possible risks / opportunities
Help develop long range plans that include 3-5-year financial strategy
Drive controllership best practices for the Underground Production office to ensure accurate financial bookings and accurate / timely reporting of financials and balance sheet reviews, including US GAAP presentations
Provide financial modeling during estimate cycles to capture updated financials instantly and prepare what if’ scenarios
Partner with Human Resources in all matters related to Compensation & Benefits
Assist with implementation of Financial systems, including planning, accounting, accounts payable, T&E and executives’ dashboards
Identify opportunities for simplification and look for new ways to analyze the business and drive productivity
Responsible for the Account Payable and Accounts Receivable processes
Liaise with the 3rd party tax compliance team and external auditors
Ensure accuracy of monthly and quarterly financial reporting
Identify business risks and opportunities to incorporate in monthly forecasts
Special projects & Ad Hoc Analysis as required by management
Works under the direct supervision of the VP Finance and is responsible for completing any other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications / Requirements
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required. MBA or Certified accountant designation preferred
Accounting expertise required (Big 4 experience preferred)
Minimum 5 years of experience in leadership positions with responsibilities in accounting and financial planning and analysis.
Must be fully fluent in English and Spanish (both written and verbal)
Work experience in Media or Entertainment industry required
Strong oral and written communications skills
Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP and local GAAP requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
Needs to have experience analyzing data and business metrics preferably in the Entertainment industry
Impeccable integrity, professionalism, and emotional intelligence the ability to deal with highly sensitive information and maintain the strictest confidentiality without allowing it to influence personal behavior.
Eligibility Requirements :
Willingness to work flexible hours including late and / or last-minute scheduling changes in a 24 / 7 production work environment
Must be willing to work in the greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
Must be 18 years or older
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Ability to quickly reassess priorities and adapt as required
Excellent analytical skills
Accounting and financial reporting experience
Experienced with SAP BW desired
Strong interpersonal & leadership skills
Pioneering spirit - continuously seeking and implementing best practices
Excellent time management skills, with a deadline orientation; ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
Detail oriented and self-starter : can work independently and take initiative in challenging situations
Experience analyzing and reviewing competitive data and preparing applicable financial comparisons