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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Accountant

Jobid 23768-377787

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 35405BR

**Job Title** Senior Accountant

**Business Segment** Global Distribution and International

**Sub-Business** International Corporate

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** NBCUniversal’s international operations outside the US and Canada include film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks and news operations. The company is led by Kevin MacLellan, Chairman. MacLellan is responsible for oversight of all NBCUniversal International’s businesses, as well as identifying and executing international growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation. With more than 2,200 employees across 34 countries, NBCUniversal’s international portfolio consists of international channels delivering quality content to 176 territories across EMEA, Latin America and Asia; television production labels in both UK and Australia; a library of 4,000 feature films and 75,000 TV episodes for international television distribution; direct film distribution operations in 11 countries; direct home entertainment distribution operations in 7 countries with licensee relationships covering approximately 55 additional territories; CNBC International, which broadcasts across EMEA and APAC; Parks & Resorts operated through license agreements in Singapore and Japan; and an international NBC News team based in London. 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 Kingdom

**State/Province** - -

**City** London


The Senior Accountant is ultimately responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers, balance sheet and corporate reporting of certain of the legal entities within HQ finance.

They must ensure that there is a strong control environment to support the business and regularly review processes, identifying potential improvement opportunities.

The Senior Accountant must also ensure that finances are accurately managed in accordance with company policy and the relevant accounting standards.


Key Responsibilities

• Manage Capgemini resources and finance intern to complete workload, outsourcing further work where seen fit

• Recruitment of and management training of a Finance Intern – goal setting, coaching, on-the-job training

• Influence key stakeholders at all levels to drive integrity and compliance of key responsibilities.

• Engage and influence cross functional teams on process improvement, compliance, or other projects – requires frequent interaction with all of the Business Unit HQ controllers to present data and influence & manage to ensure that our recharges are accepted in a timely fashion

• Increased communication with Comcast (Parent Company) and frequent presentations to explain and cross-charge model for all of Comcast’s international employees and entity charges

Month-end / Quarter-end Financial reporting

• Responsible for sign off of Corporate balance sheet reconciliations and others as required

• Identify and address the main risks in order to facilitate a clean close

• Escalate any issues or risks to the divisional controllers / FP&A Manager and suggest timely solutions

• Accounting support for more complex transactions

• Support financial planning and analysis function to drive risk mitigation strategies and positively impact the P&L and/or cash flow

• Run through feedback with Capgemini team on a monthly basis

• Identify synergies between the ledgers and potential efficiencies

• Comcast related inquiries – recharges related to Comcast employees including but not limited to: FMLP, Strategy Team, Rewards, Orlando, other International expansion

• Providing additional JE support and details of invoices related to Comcast charges and being the international HQ coordinator for Comcast

• International Comcast liason for tax, HR, global mobility and other business services

• Long-term incentive planning communication to businesses from Comcast & NBCUniversal

• Quarterly balance sheet and P&L presentation to VP and Manager of Corporate FP&A.

Statutory audits

• Completing statutory audit work and internal audit requirements to ensure deadlines are met and key issues escalated to the relevant stakeholder

Governance, 3rd party & internal strategic partnerships

• Support FinOps’ end-to-end P2P and R2R process improvement

• Review Capgemini and FinOps metrics and any mitigation plans proposed by CG

• Quarterly review with divisional teams

• Ad hoc project work as determined by VP and Manager of Corporate FP&A.

• General ledger & HQ support as businesses expand

Skills and Qualifications


• ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified

• 0 - 2 years PQE considered

• Experience working with financial accounting systems and Microsoft Office

• Strong influence and communication skills

• Collaborative working style

• Strong stakeholder management experience

• Ability to cope in a fast, dynamic environment

• Willingness to work flexible hours with tight deadlines

• Willingness to learn

• Eligible to work in location

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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