Director, Finance (National Geographic Channel) (FNG0003365) Washington, District of Columbia

Director, Finance (National Geographic Channel – Washington, DC)
 
 
The Director of Finance manages the accounting and finance organization for three US cable networks: National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, and Nat Geo Mundo.  This position manages two senior managers and a senior financial analyst.  The Director of Finance reports to the VP of Finance and Controller.    
 
Responsibilities
  • ERP month end closing
  • Records all financial transactions to the G/L and monthly accounting
  • Maintains accuracy of the G/L and all sub-ledgers
  • Cash flow planning and reporting
  • Enforces compliance of GAAP, SOX procedures, and internal controls
  • Coordinates closely with Fox Network Groups (FNG) finance organization and meets monthly close and reporting deadlines
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors and provides all required schedules
  • Provides service to internal organizations on payables and coordinates with FNG’s shared services organization
  • Provides monthly internal financial reporting to NGC organizations and prepares monthly forecast
  • Maintains budget and long range plan models and ensures budget information is accurately loaded into FNG budgeting systems
  • Assists with the development of the budget and long range plan
  • Manages and settles complex intercompany balances
  • Develops and maintains processes around the channel’s ancillary revenue streams
  • Works closely with FNG groups on the recognition and booking of ad sales and affiliate revenue

Qualifications

  • Accounting degree and CPA preferred
  • At least 5 years management experience
  • Experience in comprehensive close process including revenue, expenses, and balance sheet
  • Experience in cable television industry preferred, other media industry experience considered
  • Knowledge of program rights, royalties, and production accounting
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work heavy schedule at month-end and during annual planning process

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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