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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.
- 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
- 0-2 years relevant experience in financial planning, month-end close and/or public accounting
- Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
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