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Director, Accounting Research & Policy

NBC


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-20
Job Code:
35889BR
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Accounting Research & Policy

Jobid 23768-380490

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35889BR

**Job Title** Director, Accounting Research & Policy

**Business Segment** Staff

**Sub-Business** Corporate Finance

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** NBCUniversal is 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 owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.



Why NBCU Finance?



+ NBCU’s portfolio includes Universal Parks & Resorts, Universal Pictures, NBC News Group, NBC Sports Group, a suite of broadcast and cable networks, and more. Each organization has a Finance/Accounting function, so growth and promotional opportunities are virtually unlimited.

+ Access to a global network of finance professionals

+ Robust learning and development opportunities allow you exposure to finance throughout NBCUniversal’s portfolio. Our training plans ensure that you’ll be increasing your skillset.

+ Be part of the company you interact with every day: waking up with Today, heading to Universal Studios for a family trip, freshening up your movie smarts on Fandango, or wrapping up the day with the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or Saturday Night Live

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York

**Responsibilities**

The Director, Accounting Research & Policy, will serve as a technical accounting subject matter expert with respect to the company’s generally accepted accounting policies. This position will have responsibility to manage the processes and internal controls associated with the identification, documentation, communication and implementation of proposed and new accounting standards, and the accounting for complex financing, mergers and acquisitions and other new and unusual transactions. The position reports to the VP & Assistant Controller.



Core Responsibilities



+ Develop and maintain company’s accounting policies to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards

+ Research and evaluate the accounting for new and/or proposed transactions

+ Review documents and identify the accounting issues and propose solutions or alternatives

+ Consult with Comcast, business units and external auditors on technical accounting matters and the application and development of accounting policies

+ Document and communicate the accounting for the transactions (both technical and operational accounting considerations)

+ Assist in the preparation of financial reporting disclosures (MD&A and Footnotes) for completed transactions

+ Prepare and present monthly transaction summary

+ Liaise with outside auditors on accounting topics

+ New accounting standards

+ Proactively monitor, review, research and interpret GAAP and analyze emerging accounting pronouncements for policy/financial statement implications

+ Develop interpretations and communications related to new accounting standards and guidance

+ Lead or partner with corporate groups or business units in the implementation of new standards

+ Liaise with outside auditors on new standards

+ Present and train our management and staff on new standards

+ Develop responses to standard setters’ exposure drafts and other proposals

+ Assist in the preparation of financial reporting disclosures (MD&A and Footnotes) for new accounting standards

**Qualifications/Requirements**

Basic Qualifications



If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you!



+ Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance

+ CPA required

+ Minimum of 7+ years of work experience in a big four accounting firm or significant accounting policy setting organization or corporate accounting experience



Fine Print for Eligibility



+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

**Desired Characteristics**

Bonus Points if this describes you



+ Knowledge of IFRS and key differences between US GAAP and IFRS

+ MBA is a plus

+ High degree of technical proficiency required

+ Experience with performing complex accounting research and technical activities

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to interact with various levels of finance personnel and be able to explain complex accounting in succinct manner; a good listener

+ Superior project management skills. An ability to multitask and work on several projects, ensure processes are followed and deadlines are met

+ Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills



We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.



The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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