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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010890 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Aug. 10, 2020

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

National Geographic Partners (NGP) controllership team is seeking a high performing Senior Financial Accounting Analyst to join our team in an exciting growth period for the company. This role reports to the Accounting Manager and serves as our resident programming accounting expert for National Geographic’s three award-winning cable networks. As the National Geographic networks transition into the Walt Disney Company, there are many opportunities to work with different areas of the business, from internal audit to Disney parks. We'll need someone who is capable of communicating complex accounting issues and scenarios to upper management with a razor-sharp intuition and eye for detail - and during this period of transition, being adaptable, motivated, and always maintaining a positive can-do attitude is your most important asset. If you love media, are solutions driven, and thrive in a collaborative team environment – we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing SAP and Media Morph systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting of program accounting in accordance with US GAAP.
    • Reviewing general ledger transactions, preparing journal entries, analyzing variances and reporting analysis to upper management, reconciling balance sheet accounts.
  • On a quarterly basis, preparing and assisting in completing SEC disclosures for Walt Disney Television (WDT) Controllership and the Disney Enterprise Reporting team, including but not limited to programming inventory and liability rollforwards, flux analysis, and cash flow related to programming inventory.
  • Ensure that all contracts and financial records are maintained within the MediaMorph system (i.e. programming subledger) in accordance with US GAAP and NGP/WDT policies.
    • Reviewing new and amended agreements; working with management to research technical guidance to ensure the agreements are evaluated and accounted for in accordance with US GAAP requirements and company policy.
    • Help to maintain the MediaMorph system on behalf of NGP.
    • Assist in creating and implementing new processes for programming accounting to further enhance the efficiency and reliability of the team.
  • Support external, 3rd party and internal audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility.
  • Work cross-functionally with finance, legal, programming/production management, licensing, programming sales, AP, AR, IT and various business units on policies, processes & programs, and help drive key system initiatives and improvements.
  • Participate in special projects, ERP implementation, system enhancements or ad-hoc analyses as assigned.
  • Update and maintain policies and procedures for assigned product areas.
  • Mentor, teach and review the work of other supporting members of the accounting team.
     

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with CPA - or Master’s degree in Accounting – required.
  • Minimum of four years' professional accounting experience, including a strong understanding of US GAAP and financial controls.
  • Public accounting experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the entertainment and media space is a plus.
  • Excellent time and self-management skills, strong ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to succeed in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel is required and comfortability working with large volumes of data (Advanced, Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Conditional formulas)
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to perform account analysis and reconciliations.
  • Knowledge of MediaMorph system a plus.
  • Experience with SAP or large ERP system preferred.

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 National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC 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.

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