• Senior Finance Manager - Youth & Music UK

    Locations UK-LONDON
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/11/2018 9:16 AM)
    Viacom International Media Networks
    Position Level
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  • Overview

    Senior Finance Manager, UK Pay (Comedy Central & MTV)




    Reporting into the VP Finance, UK Pay:

    • Support CC & MTV management team - providing insightful financial support to drive profit growth
    • Support VP Finance for strategic decision making & continued process improvements
    • Ownership of all financial forecasts – LRP, Budget and monthly updates

    The successful candidate must have a solid understanding of finance, strong communication skills and be able to present and explain financial matters to finance & non-financial stakeholders.


    In addition we need the person to be able to build strong relationships, have strong problem solving abilities, and be proactive and reactive – drawing upon solid financial and business experience to drive successful outcomes.




    The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

    • Provide insightful commercial financial support to drive profit growth and deliver financial and operational targets.
    • Lead the LRP, budget and monthly forecast process for Comedy Central & MTV in close cooperation with the management team and UKNEE Cluster finance
    • Maintain strong relationships with Cluster commercial ad sales, affiliate and research teams to ensure thorough and up to date understanding of key revenue drivers
    • Direct responsibility for the accurate reporting of monthly results, quarterly forecast and annual LRPs/budget
    • Ensure accurate JV reporting/ad hoc requests and determination of annual cash distribution for Comedy Central
    • Ensure that the appropriate financial procedures and controls are maintained, including continuous review/improvement of working practices
    •  Involvement in finance transformation project
    • Manage service levels with all financial shared services teams to ensure appropriate business support, procedures and controls are maintained

    Assist with annual audit requirement and SOX processes




    Preferred Qualifications

    • Qualified Accountant ideally with first time passes
    • Proven solid PQE experience
    • Degree educated to at least 2:1
    • Good A-levels


    • Extensive experience in a similar senior level commercial role
    • Advanced excel skills
    • Experience of working in a fast paced high pressure environment

    Innate abilities

    • Delivers Business Results
    • Builds Talent
    • Champions Creativity & Innovation
    • Demonstrates Executive Maturity
    • Analytical and commercially minded
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Well organized and self-motivated, comfortable multi-tasking and adapting working practices
    • Influence decisions
    • Generate creative solutions to solve problems


    Viacom Core Competencies:


    Interpersonal Skills

    • Communicates and Listens
    • Builds Relationships
    • Influences and Negotiates


    Personal Effectiveness

    • Takes Initiative
    • Manages the Work
    • Composure and Flexibility
    • Acts with Integrity

    Thinking and Problem Solving

    • Develops creative products and solutions
    • Judgment and analysis
    • Thinks strategically
    • Works effectively through job & organisation changes 


    This job description is a guide to the work you will be initially required to undertake.  It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances.  It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your experience grows you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role.  THIS FORM SUMMARISES THE MAIN ASPECTS OF THE JOB BUT DOES NOT COVER ALL THE DUTIES THAT THE JOB HOLDER MAY HAVE TO PERFORM.



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