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Company NBC Universal

Job Title VP, Controller

Jobid 23768-382074

Location: Beverly Hills, CA, 90209, USA

Description **Job Number** 36227BR

**Job Title** VP, Controller

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Fandango

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** At Fandango, we love movies. From showtimes and ticketing, to engaging content and innovations in movie going- we strive to deliver the perfect movie going experience—anytime, anywhere. And to be the go-to destination for moviegoers, we think it’s all about collaboration. Anyone can build a website or app, but it takes a special group across many disciplines to create an experience that can live across multiple platforms and connected devices. Thanks to an exceptional team, we’re working hard to make Fandango a little bit better every day. Our 30 million (and growing!) online and mobile monthly visitors can now buy movie tickets at over 25,000 screens nationwide and stay for exclusive trailers, our award-winning original video series, movie reviews, celebrity interviews and more. So, if you’re looking to inspire, be inspired and work at the intersection of entertainment and technology look no further than Fandango. Visit for a behind-the-scenes look at Fandango and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news and updates. Fandango is an NBCUniversal Company. 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. 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** Beverly Hills


We are currently seeking a talented and enthusiastic Vice President, Controller who will oversee teams in both the U.S. and Latin America; divisional headquarters in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil and Lima, Peru. The VP, Controller is responsible for directing the corporate accounting activities and functions, including, the accounting close and consolidation process, external reporting, establishing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures; interpreting guidance regarding complex accounting issues, new accounting pronouncements and regulations and effectively managing significant interaction and communication with other corporate functions. The VP, Controller will also work with internal and external auditors for its annual year-end audits. We are looking for an extremely detail-oriented individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment.

Job responsibilities include the following:

• Maintain and enhance strong controllership environment

• Partner with department heads to drive all accounting initiatives

• Owner of balance sheet, lead balance sheet review with global Universal Film Headquarters groups

• Liaison with external partners, including external and internal audit, 3rd party product owners

• Drive the quarter and year end closes

• Partner closely with the FP&A team in identifying and mitigating risk and opportunities and throughout the financial planning and close processes

• Review deal contracts in regards to financial reporting and tax matters

• Manage and lead SAP IT projects both domestically and internationally

• Oversight and review of accounting policies and controls, ensuring GAAP and SOX compliance

• Identify and implement process improvements and simplification initiatives

• Capital expenditure analysis and reporting, including analysis of all internal software development projects to determine if work can be capitalized according to Company policy; analysis and maintenance of cost/benefit analysis, project costs incurred, software eligible for capitalization

• Oversees the performance of the accounting team to ensure the successful and timely completion of the month-end close process for the organization

• Holds reporting units and accounting teams responsible for smooth and timely close

• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

• Grow and cultivate the Accounting team with an emphasis on performance and communication

• Other various special projects as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent field

• Active CPA required

• 15 plus years of accounting experience, Internet and/or Digital Media industry, a plus

• Prior Management experience

• Prior experience with SAP preferred

• International Experience (LatAm) preferred

• Advanced knowledge of GAAP and technical accounting expertise

• Advance MS Excel proficiency and other MS Office products required

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to work independently

• Must be available and willing to work extended hours as occasionally needed (during crunch times!) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, to meet business needs

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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