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Senior Director, Finance


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Director, Finance

Jobid 23768-381289

Location: San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA

Description **Job Number** 36045BR

**Job Title** Senior Director, Finance

**Business Segment** NBC Sports Group

**Sub-Business** NBC Sports Regional Networks

**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** California

**City** San Francisco


Role Purpose

Role Purpose

The Senior Director of Finance is a leadership role on the NBC Sports Regional Networks finance and accounting team, reporting to the CFO, NBC Regional Sports Networks, the GM of NBC Sports Bay Area & California, and the GM of NBC Sports Northwest, with oversight over all financial aspects for those respective networks. This role plays an integral part in supporting the executive leadership team of the Bay Area and Northwest operations.


+ In partnership with the GMs, own all analytical and financial aspects of the business, including market dynamics, strategic and operational risks and opportunities

+ Own and oversee financial operations of the business, including balance sheets, P&Ls and operating and capital budgets and forecasts, working closely with RSN HQ finance in Stamford

+ Own and ensure proper business controls, including general ledger accounting activities and multiple platform interfaces

+ Provide financial guidance and business oversight for operational and strategic decisions/initiatives within each network; collaborate with operational leaders (Programming, Editorial Digital, and Technology) to evaluate production spend, risks and opportunities

+ Work closely with operational leaders and 3rd party vendors to ensure revenue and spend stays within plan

+ Oversee and manage headcount, payroll, and travel

+ Drive implementation and enforcement of corporate and Sports Group division initiatives, policies, and finance/accounting procedures, including expense report, travel, budgeting, and cash management policies

+ Supervise the activities and develop team of 3 finance professionals

+ Interact and provide financial support to executive team and their direct reports

+ Work with the Tax department to ensure proper withholding and tax treatments

+ Establish and maintain partnerships with other divisions such as Tax, Legal, HR, EHS and Risk Management, to ensure compliance will all policies and regulations

+ Strong analytical and project management skills to support ad hoc projects as necessary


Basic Qualifications

+ BA/BS 4-year degree in business, accounting or finance

+ Minimum of 7 years of Finance and Accounting experienceAdditional Qualifications

+ Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

+ Ability to strategically partner with Business Leaders and work with cross-functional Teams on complex business initiatives

+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritize and meet deadlines with accuracy

+ Demonstrated analytical strength and process mindset with ability to identify and resolve key issues quickly with limited over-sight

+ Strong leadership skills required

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfort and experience with Senior Executives

+ Ability & flexibility to work well with a diverse team

+ Financial Reporting Experience

+ Willingness to work from San Francisco, CA with travel to regular trips to Portland, OR and Stamford, CT as required

+ Strong Project Management and Analytical SkillsEligibility Requirements

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

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

+ Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

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

+ Must be 18 years or older

+ It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics

+ MBA preferred

+ Sports and media industry knowledge encouraged; Regional Sports experience a plus

+ Experience with SAP FI/CO, BPS, BPC and BW preferred

+ Dedication to quality and process improvements

+ Enthusiasm to work in the Sports & Entertainment Industry

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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