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Risk Manager, Customer Financial Services


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Risk Manager, Customer Financial Services

Jobid 23768-380028

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35813BR

**Job Title** Risk Manager, Customer Financial Services

**Business Segment** Ad Sales

**Sub-Business** Ad Sales 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 York

**City** New York


Role Purpose

The Risk Manager, CFS is responsible for all aspects of mitigating Accounts Receivable risk in the cash cycle for NBCU Ad Sales and fulfilling related financial analysis, reporting, and controllership requirements, including probable defaults, bad debt, revenue deferral, and escheatment. The Risk Manager also oversees the credit review process for new and existing customer accounts. The Risk Manager reports directly to the Vice President, Customer Financial Services, and provides support in development of enterprise-wide credit risk platform and automation initiatives.


• Provide actionable risk analysis and predictive modeling to proactively mitigate bad debt for ad sale receivables for NBCU Broadcast, Entertainment, Sports, and News platforms.

• Own Bad Debt Reserve and Revenue Deferral processes and calculation. Perform due diligence on AR prior to write-off/recovery of bad debt.

• Ability to build relationships across Finance teams and proactively communicate pacing to Director/VP level executives is essential.

• Manage the credit research process, including supervision of Credit Analyst. Accountable for the integrity of customer master data in SAP Accounts Receivable platform.

• Co-lead enterprise-wide credit risk platform on relevant customers and vendors, utilizing credit and EDF scores. Optimize service contracts with credit rating agencies.

• Manage projects to simplify the accounts receivable customer setup and credit review processes.

• Manage accounts sent to third-party collection agencies.

• File and maintain bankruptcy claims and subsequent legal requirements. Partner with NBCU Legal in defense of preference claims. Manage escheatment submissions.

• Perform SOX testing for Bad Debt process.

• Provide guidance to auditors and divisional finance teams on credit, bad debt, revenue deferral, and escheatment processes and reporting.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in risk management or management consulting. (Media or Advertising industry a plus.)

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in financial analysis, using quantitative models to identify trends and provide benchmarking analysis.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in recording, reporting financial transactions in a major Financial System, preferably SAP.

• Advanced excel skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Access. SAS a plus.

• Proficiency in writing basic database programming.

• Minimum 2 years’ supervisory experience

• Excellent communication skills.

Eligibility Requirements

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

• Willingness to work overtime and possibly on weekend at quarter-ends.

• Must be willing to work in NYC.

• Willing to accept new challenges and demonstrate flexibility with last minute changes in commitments and deadlines and has the ability to prioritize tasks accordingly

• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

• Must be 18 years or older.

**Desired Characteristics**

• Proficiency in interpreting Moody’s and Dun and Bradstreet risk scores and related analytics and methodology

• Graduate from Comcast/NBCU Leadership programs (FMLP or CAAT)

• Ability to succinctly articulate "walk" and key drivers on financial results.

• Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers. Team player.

• Customer focused

• Self-motivated, starter.

• Proven controllership expertise

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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