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Job Introduction

***You must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This position works primarily to manage the accounting, forecasting and financial reporting for the Consumer Products businesses within the Americas reporting into the VP Finance with a dotted line to the Director of Actuals & Reporting.  There will also be exposure to other parts of the Americas businesses including Branded Services, Content, and Corporate. 

Role Responsibility

  • Assist Actuals & Reporting team in month end close activities for Consumer Products
  • Review various journal entries from IBM & provide updates to calculations where necessary such as:
    • DVD Returns Reserve
    • DVD Inventory Obsolescence Provision
  • Research & analyze entries within SAP systems
  • Analyze DVD liquidation deals
  • Respond to Talent Accounting queries
  • For Learning business, ensure proper revenue recognition is taking place and oversee sales accruals. Review potential deals and apply appropriate revenue recognition
  • Support and supervise IBM team's Consumer Product entries
  • Review billing requests and make sure invoices are getting raised by IBM (i.e. Warner Quarterly Statements, Tech Cost Invoices, EST invoices etc.)

Scope & Impact

  • Monitor actuals every month & analyze whether adjustments or reclassifications need to be posted
  • Forecasting and variance analysis focused on Consumer Products and assist where needed on Corporate, Branded Services and Content
  • Prepare Consumer Products (and potentially other lines of business) slides for quarterly forecast reviews and assist with commentary
  • Monitor the Licensing Central Marketing Fund and make sure the appropriate costs are being covered by the fund


  • Support Consumer Products business heads with any reporting queries
  • Liaise with various business heads during quarterly forecasts
  • Liaise with Group Finance regarding revenue recognition and other queries             
  • Assist IBM team with audit queries where necessary & review evidence

The Ideal Candidate


  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with business heads and relevant finance teams within BBC Studios
  • Able to use own initiative, and work under pressure maintaining accuracy and attention to detail

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong computer skills and Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook). Strong Excel skills are a must
  • A good working knowledge of SAP accounting is a plus

Professional Experience

  • 0-2 years relevant experience in financial planning, month-end close and/or public accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
Job ID 36573814256 Date posted 20/09/2022 Location New York, New York, United States
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