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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010903 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Century Fox Television Date posted Aug. 05, 2020

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

20th Century Fox Television

Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Twentieth Century Fox Television Financial Reporting Group provides financial statements and analysis to WDT Management and Controllership.  This department is responsible for reporting the financial performance of hundreds of shows over different markets.  The Senior Financial Analyst of this team will be responsible for various key functions that support the month-end, quarter-end and year-end close processes including but not limited to revenue recognition, journal entries, revenue/deferred/unbilled reconciliations, intercompany confirmations, tax credit rollforwards and adhoc requests by management.  This role will also work closely with other internal Disney divisions, including Corporate Controllership, Media divisions, FP&A, SOX and distribution teams.

The purpose of this job is to assist the team in providing financial analysis for Twentieth Century Fox Television Group under Walt Disney Television.  This role will be responsible for journal entries, monthly reconciliations, and assisting in closing the books on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.  This position will play an important role to help the team to prioritize tasks, keep track of the project processes, reconcile and explain variances daily, along with various ad hoc analysis.

  • Prepare revenue recognition for initial-air deliveries, including review of ultimate, deliveries and front of house system interface to PeopleSoft
  • Assist with maintaining deliveries – update monthly deliveries and communicate with post-production partners on post charts, prepare the international delivery schedule, update pilot status, update greenlight status
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries – Net fee income, tax credit receivables, Lego Block reclasses and adjusting entries, overhead allocations
  • Prepare the monthly divisional and consolidated P&L financial statements
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations – deferred, unbilled, cash, etc., along with researching variances, and reaching out to various markets for explanations
  • Confirmation/review of intercompany balances
  • Prepare quarterly/annual footnote disclosures – tax credit receivable roll forward, write-off schedules, related party schedule, ASC606 disclosures, Revenue by region, Ad Expense
  • Compile financial information for external auditors, SOX audits and tax packages
  • Assist with testing of system integration of general ledgers, front of house systems, projects management
  • Handle various ad hoc projects and requests as needed

Experience

  • Knowledge of accounting
  • 3-5 years relevant accounting experience, preferred
  • Strong Excel skills with ability to extract data, use pivot tables and leverage macros
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Knowledge of SAP general ledger and projects functionality desired
  • Knowledge of Hyperion
  • Strong interest in TV business
  • CPA, preferred

Education

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree- Accounting, Finance or related field

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



About 20th Century Fox Television:

Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Century Fox Television.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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