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Company NBC Universal

Job Title UCA Finance Manager - Fixed Term Contract (9 mths)

Jobid 23768-377354

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 35307BR

**Job Title** UCA Finance Manager - Fixed Term Contract (9 mths)

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** International UPHE

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** UCA is an alliance between Universal Pictures UK Ltd and Sony Pictures UK Ltd. Working with leading UK Music and DVD content partners including Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide, Disney, Lionsgate, Studio Canal, Universal Music and Sony Music, UCA continues to pioneer DVD distribution across the UK retail landscape category managing over 5,000 non-traditional entertainment stores. UCA is dedicated to innovation and is the market leader in each of the sectors it operates in.

UCA operates within the infrastructure of Universal Pictures UK Ltd which is part of Universal Pictures International Entertainment. (UPIE) is part of NBC Universal - 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.

NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks and is a division of Comcast.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United Kingdom

**State/Province** - -

**City** London


Position Purpose

The UCA Finance Manager is responsible for departmental forecasting and planning and all reporting requirements including external reporting to third party partners. They are the primary finance contact for the UCA and New Business teams and third party joint venture partners, and are responsible for driving controllership excellence across non-traditional processes.

They are responsible for supporting the marketing team in implementing a budgeting and review process. They are responsible for the financials of the third party ledgers held in SAP. The role also involves the management and development of one direct report.

Key Responsibilities

This role is responsible for 6 key areas within the UCA and New Business team:

• Responsible for forecasting and planning: Responsible for managing the Operating plan and monthly budgeting for the UCA and new business functions, manage risk and opportunities tracking and communications to senior management, both internal and external.

• Responsible for reporting: responsible for accurate reporting and understanding of financials, including title and customer p&l analysis, consignment billing, balance sheet and variance analysis to forecast. Monitor key financial metrics such as revenue, profitability, product performance, inventory holding, costs and other key metrics. Prepare and participate in quarterly board meetings

• Responsible for SAP Financials: Responsible for third party ledgers, including management and monitoring of all costs, relevant balance sheet account reconciliations, partner annual stock counts, monthly commission bookings, transfer of p&l and balance sheet and intercompany cleardowns. Working with the Financial Control team to ensure data integrity, driving system submission, improve efficiency and accuracy, building rigor and simplify processes. Audit and maintenance of settlement and title level splits in boxsets. SAP guidance for teams regarding coding of invoices, analysis and self-audit of purchasing and coding.

• Responsible for driving UCA and New Business Controllership: Go to person for UCA/NB for finance queries ensuring compliance of new customer deals, tracking and reporting markdown payments, priv, marketing and bookings. Finance lead in departmental projects and in particular around new business deal structures and new initiatives

• Responsible for supporting the marketing budget process : Assist the marketing team in creating a marketing budget, maintenance and reporting against plan and by customer. SAP guidance for teams regarding coding of invoices, analysis and self audit of purchasing and coding.

• Assist with UPUK finance priorities like documentation, policy review, and simplification: Perform policy review of processes. Identify opportunities for simplification and support outsourcing activities of non-value added tasks. Enhance documentation of finance processes.


Skills and Experience


• An accredited professional finance qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA or equivalent)

• Strong analytical skills, attention to detail while balancing big picture view

• Strong Excel / Powerpoint and technical skills

• Excellent work ethic, can-do attitude, ability to handle deadlines and multiple tasks

• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong problem solving skills, ability to work independently and with delegated authority

• Team player, ability to interface with various functions eg: marketing, sales, finance, etc in a multi-cultural environment

• Project management skills


• Experience with BW and SAP a plus

• Experience in the film entertainment or media 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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