Senior Manager, Reporting & Accounting

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Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competetive Salary
Posted
14 Dec 2017
Closes
03 Jan 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Position Summary  To oversee the Europe & Africa central Reporting & Accounting function for National Geographic factual channels and Poland, Russia and Greece Fox entertainment channels.   Responsibilities 

  • Ensuring timeliness and reliability of financial records, including general ledger, financial statements, regulatory and management reports for National Geographic Channels Europe (NGCE) and Poland, Russia and Greece Fox entertainment channels
  • Reviewing P&L, cashflow, balance sheet and supplementary submissions (e.g. DSO reporting, Foreign Exchange analysis) for NGCE
  • Overseeing quarterly reporting to 21st Century Fox Group
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow
  • Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve reporting speed and quality to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies, local and US GAAP
  • Liaising with the Europe & Africa Reporting & Planning, and local FNG finance teams across the region to coordinate monthly closing activities
  • Supporting local FNG Europe & Africa finance teams with annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Co-ordinating with Europe & Africa advertising sales team to accurately report global and pan-regional revenues
  • Reviewing and signing off of monthly balance sheet reconciliations and SOX files
  • Complying with statutory and legal requirements: audit, tax, VAT and regulatory filings or information requests
  • Ensuring that procedures and controls are followed and maintained within finance and across the organisation, including SOX requirements
  • Promoting a robust control environment within the Europe & Africa Reporting and Accounting Team
  • Supporting VP, Planning & Reporting with supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests from FNG Europe & Africa regional management and local finance teams, FNG Home Office (LA) and 21st Century Fox (New York)

 

Qualifications

 

  • Qualified Accountant with at least five years PQE
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly with a range of people across countries
  • Financial reporting experience in a multi-site, multi-currency business
  • Strong organisational skills, with experience of managing multiple deadlines
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own work load and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent team player, who consistently displays a positive attitude
  • Proven track record and fast learner
  • Good communication and presentation skills 
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexible approach, willing to work as part of a team
  • IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
  • Willing to learn
  • Self-motivated, with a can-do attitude