Finance Manager, Program Sales & Consumer Products - Int'l
Viacom International Media Networks - New York, NY

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Principal responsibilities include managing the balance sheet accounting & reconciliation & 3rd party backend participation fulfillment. This role requires an autonomous individual to develop a rigorous balance sheet process & implement it throughout the team. This role will also manage the calculation, communication, signoff & tracking of agent & broadcaster participation statements. The key requirements for this candidate will be to be a self-starter, who likes to take initiative, in developing new processes. This role also has two direct reports

Balance Sheet Process (40%)
  • Develop Balance Sheet reporting package to be delivered & reviewed each month
  • Design B/S reconciliation form & roll out across all team members
  • Manage the reconciliation consolidation process
  • Explain variances to team management & General Accounting group
  • Propose suggestions on how to restructure the B/S business unit structure to isolate business from domestic
Compliance (20%)
  • Manage Offshore analysts statement processing work output
  • Collaborate with sales team. Business and legal affairs, and operations to resolve compliance, systems, or contractual term issues
  • Provide manager with royalty statement processing metrics to measure timeliness and accuracy
Agent Commission & Backend Participation Fulfillment – Worldwide (20%)
  • Create database of all agent & back-end contract needs
  • Develop a process for calculating the Agent Commission/Backend fees
  • Utilize in-house royalty databases to calculate the payments based on each contract terms
  • Manage the internal approval & payment process
  • Liaise with agents to manage expectations on payment timing & reporting
  • Liaise with NY Finance to manage commission liability draw-down
Ad Hoc Projects (20%)
  • Complete annual SOX tests & coordinate necessary information from all groups involved – Operations, Regional Finance, etc.
  • Support internal & external audit requests
  • Coordinate revenue & expense details to submit to (creator) Participations group quarterly
  • Support reporting improvement projects – design specifications for IT development, test development work, etc.
  • Management presentation development
  • Support business leadership with strategic analysis by country, property, brand, category, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting required with 5-8 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong balance sheet management experience
  • Proven understanding of financial accounting & financial statement analysis
  • Proven budget management experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel & Strong PowerPoint skills required
  • Ability to work independently & suggest new ideas on how to change business processes
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong Project Management skills necessary - must pay close attention to detail & follow-up
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills, including both written & verbal skills

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