Manager, Corporate Finance
Viacom - New York, NY

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Responsible for varied functions of Viacom’s Corporate Finance Department with primary focus on the gathering and synthesizing of relevant data for strategic issues/decisions pertaining to capital structure, capital market transactions, investment management, and rating agency activities. In addition, position will manage departmental budget responsibilities, debt portfolio administration and other duties as assigned.

Capital Structure:
Monitor and evaluate the Company’s capital structure, financial ratios and cash flow.
Gather and synthesize relevant data information that will assist with capital market transactions, including syndicated credit facilities and public & private debt securities.
Research and provide analysis regarding interest rate and derivatives activity, including existing portfolio and new transactions.

Investment Management and Reporting:
Primary liaison with 401K and pension fund managers and record-keeper.
Research and evaluate pension and 401k investment alternatives.
Prepare periodic performance review of pension and 401K investments for internal distribution.
Schedule periodic performance reviews with fund managers and record-keeper.
Maintain summary description of each fund and its investment approach.
Assist with preparation of Investment Committee presentations and any supporting materials.
As needed, monitor select equity investments.

Rating Agency:
Serve as primary liaison with the rating agencies.
At least annually, review in detail with each agency their respective methodologies for measuring Viacom’s credit quality, including but not limited to the leverage ratio.
Work closely with Financial Planning and Financial Reporting to update projected leverage measures through each quarterly reporting period.
Work closely with any internal source necessary to field credit questions from the agencies.
Monitor periodic rate card updates and highlight any variances to planned surveillance costs.
Provide quarterly bank compliance certifications to each agency.

Debt Portfolio Administration, Compliance and Investor Inquiries:

Administer the payment of scheduled interest payments and attend to other servicing matters such as bond trustee payments.
Calculate quarterly financial covenant as required by the Company’s credit facility, as well as use of various allowable use of subsidiary debt or liens.
Field debt investor inquiries as needed (bank, or public debt holders).
Participate in Sarbanes Oxley compliance testing and review.

External and Interim Reporting:
Prepare monthly WACC and borrowing rates for use in Company-wide financials and other analysis.
Review for accuracy and comment on all Treasury related materials associated with public filings and earnings release.

Presentation Preparation:
Create presentation materials articulating strategies for Board of Directors, senior management and external and internal bank meetings.

Budget Related:
Oversee the development and maintenance of the investor relations budget and forecasting process.
Monitor cost centers monthly, and be prepared to discuss variances vs. plan.

Counterparty and Competitor Monitor:
Monitor and report on significant credit counterparty activities as requested.
Monitor and report on competitor news and credit metrics.

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