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Financial Account Manager


Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Financial Account Manager

Jobid 23768-381828

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, USA

Description **Job Number** 36159BR

**Job Title** Financial Account Manager

**Business Segment** Content Distribution

**Sub-Business** Content Distribution 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New Jersey

**City** Englewood Cliffs



The purpose of the FAM role is to provide outstanding financial management over his/her set of assigned client accounts, delivering accurate revenue recognition, valuable reporting and insightful financial analysis.

The role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with both external customers and internal customers, including Sales, Legal, Pricing, FP&A and Controllership teams. As such, the FAM will develop a strong cross-functional network, gain a deep knowledge of NBCU’s cable business, contribute meaningfully to the business and build his/her career.


+ Developing a thorough and complete understanding of affiliate agreements for assigned accounts, including packaging and pricing strategy as it relates to subscribers reported to NBCU. Demonstrating expertise in accrual based revenue accounting, billing, accounts receivable, cash management, collections, and contract management.

+ Ensuring contract terms are properly reflected in the billing database, client remittances are analyzed and reconciled, and monthly billing is delivered accurately and timely.

+ Maintaining the integrity of billing database information, including basic/service and pay-on subscribers, launch authorizations, system merges, drops, splits, ownership changes, carriage changes, contract changes, etc.

+ Supporting compliance processes by ensuring all relevant financial aspects of contracts (e.g., contractual penetration, carriage requirements, audit analysis, etc.) are analyzed, reviewed, documented and communicated w/ appropriate Sales team on a timely basis.

+ Providing Sales team leaders relevant suggestions to improve contract language as it relates to key financial terms, such as subscriber definitions, bad debt and gratis provisions, contractual reporting requirements, licensee fees, subscriber carve outs and audit language.

+ Providing timely and appropriate support to senior management with regard to monthly reporting and ad-hoc analysis. Developing reporting templates to support ongoing and monthly processes which will enable up to the minute trend analysis for the key accounts.

+ Providing in-depth, accurate and relevant subscriber and revenue data via Tableau and OLAP (or other current reporting tools) to assist all internal clients: Finance, Legal, Affiliate Sales/Marketing and Operations.

+ Managing accounts receivables balances in accordance with NBCU policies, ensuring timely review, follow up and action to minimize aged balances.

+ Assist FP&A team in the preparation of annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and monthly pacing updates (as requested.) Develop a thorough understanding of budget, forecast and pacing assumptions and provide meaningful variance to actuals analysis.

+ Developing and maintaining exceptional business relationships with both external customers and internal customers (Legal, Sales/Marketing, Finance and Operations) and providing superior customer service.

+ Assisting in the training of new team members as required. Proactively participating on task forces and committees designed to improve business processes.

+ Supporting team leader by partnering on key business initiatives and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the team.

+ Provide critical backup support to the Cash Manager, including day to day cash management and forecasting.

+ Assist in the settlement process of affiliate audits performed by 3rd party auditors

+ Providing information and support for key controllership requirements, such as SOX testing, balance sheet account reconciliations and variance analysis and


**Basic Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

+ Minimum 3+ years previous experience in financial analysis, contract interpretation, billing and accounts receivable systems **Additional Job Requirements**

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and/or NYC, NY

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Experience with Medea database

+ Experience with P & L, Balance sheet, and General ledger, preferably SAP

+ Strong analytical and problem solving skills

+ Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

+ Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

+ Broad experience with database management and information retrieval

+ Strong customer service background

+ Excellent written and verbal communication 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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