23 days old

Senior Content Accountant

Discovery Inc.
Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Job Code
    117581086
Discovery Inc.


Senior Content Accountant

US-TN-Knoxville

Job ID: 25764
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance
Discovery

Overview

Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a Senior Content Accountant in Knoxville, TN to join our Accounting team.

Not familiar with Knoxville?
Many people know Knoxville as the heart of Vol Country, but it's also been named Top 100 Best Places to Live, Forbes’ Best Places for Careers, Forbes’ Most Affordable Cities, Huffington Post’s Top 10 Places to Relocate to in the US and more.


The Senior Content Accountant will perform complex accounting reviews, processes and reporting for on-air talent and content cost. This role will also perform complex non-routine accounting analyses, lead administration of quarterly internal control processes and provide guidance to less experienced staff on complex or non-routine tasks.



Responsibilities

1. Review and analyze contracts for more complex networks and on-air talent, to include royalty participation and ensure terms are correctly applied
2. Update current contract logs to reflect accurate terms of the royalty obligations.
3. Audit contract log to ensure that all series and seasons are included.
4. Audit all current statement templates against confirmed contract terms to ensure completeness and accuracy.
5. Research outstanding payment issues and bring to final resolution.
6. Manage the Company Royalty Participation process and establish a sustainable quarterly approach for compliance.
7. Maintain an awareness of new Discovery series and seasons which may result in new Royalty participations.
8. Research individual inquiries, document responses to internal and external inquiries.
9. Evaluate existing practices to recommend ways to automate and make calculations more efficient.
10. Participate in tactical and strategic royalty related initiatives as assigned.
11. Track allocation of on-air talent cost and ensure proper accounting treatment is applied.
12. Input and maintain programming cost in accounting database for more complex networks. Perform functions specific to financial planning for cost, i.e. budgets, strategic plans and quarterly forecasts.
13. Record month end journal entries, including changes in balance sheet activity and related amortization expense.
14. Prepare monthly account reconciliations and quarterly roll forward schedules for financial consolidations.
15. Perform quarterly review processes and analyses in accordance with established internal control policies to ensure accuracy of financial information.
16. Assist Director and manager with administration and coordination of various quarterly internal control processes including preparation, distribution and final review of control documentation.
17. Work with Business Affairs, finance management and other management to resolve specific contract issues.
18. Assist Director and manager on other projects and analyses as assigned.



Qualifications

What you need to have:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited institution and 5 years of experience in related field OR a Master’s Degree or MBA from an accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years of experience in related field.
* Ad-hoc projects, queries, investigation and analysis.


It’s a plus if you have:
* CPA is preferred
* Cable network accounting experience
* Experience reviewing contractual documentation
* Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
* Knowledge of laws, legal codes, and regulations related to accounting and generally accepted accounting procedures
* Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills
* Organization and time management skills
* Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
* Strong organizational skills with ability to act independently and responsibly
* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Must be able to work collaboratively with team members
* Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups
* Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint, MS Outlook.
* Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion preferred

Discovery Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI117581086

<b>Discovery Inc.</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Senior Content Accountant</b><br/><br/>US-TN-Knoxville<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25764<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Finance<br/>Discovery<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a Senior Content Accountant in Knoxville, TN to join our Accounting team.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><em>Not familiar with Knoxville? </em><br />Many people know Knoxville as the heart of Vol Country, but it's also been named Top 100 Best Places to Live, Forbes Best Places for Careers, Forbes Most Affordable Cities, Huffington Posts Top 10 Places to Relocate to in the US and more.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><br />The Senior Content Accountant will perform complex accounting reviews, processes and reporting for on-air talent and content cost. This role will also perform complex non-routine accounting analyses, lead administration of quarterly internal control processes and provide guidance to less experienced staff on complex or non-routine tasks.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Review and analyze contracts for more complex networks and on-air talent, to include royalty participation and ensure terms are correctly applied<br />2. Update current contract logs to reflect accurate terms of the royalty obligations.<br />3. Audit contract log to ensure that all series and seasons are included.<br />4. Audit all current statement templates against confirmed contract terms to ensure completeness and accuracy.<br />5. Research outstanding payment issues and bring to final resolution.<br />6. Manage the Company Royalty Participation process and establish a sustainable quarterly approach for compliance.<br />7. Maintain an awareness of new Discovery series and seasons which may result in new Royalty participations. <br />8. Research individual inquiries, document responses to internal and external inquiries.<br />9. Evaluate existing practices to recommend ways to automate and make calculations more efficient.<br />10. Participate in tactical and strategic royalty related initiatives as assigned.<br />11. Track allocation of on-air talent cost and ensure proper accounting treatment is applied.<br />12. Input and maintain programming cost in accounting database for more complex networks. Perform functions specific to financial planning for cost, i.e. budgets, strategic plans and quarterly forecasts.<br />13. Record month end journal entries, including changes in balance sheet activity and related amortization expense.<br />14. Prepare monthly account reconciliations and quarterly roll forward schedules for financial consolidations.<br />15. Perform quarterly review processes and analyses in accordance with established internal control policies to ensure accuracy of financial information.<br />16. Assist Director and manager with administration and coordination of various quarterly internal control processes including preparation, distribution and final review of control documentation. <br />17. Work with Business Affairs, finance management and other management to resolve specific contract issues.<br />18. Assist Director and manager on other projects and analyses as assigned.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><em>What you need to have:</em><br />* Bachelors Degree in Accounting from an accredited institution and 5 years of experience in related field OR a Masters Degree or MBA from an accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years of experience in related field. <br />* Ad-hoc projects, queries, investigation and analysis.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><br /><em>Its a plus if you have:</em><br />* CPA is preferred<br />* Cable network accounting experience <br />* Experience reviewing contractual documentation<br />* Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data.<br />* Knowledge of laws, legal codes, and regulations related to accounting and generally accepted accounting procedures<br />* Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills<br />* Organization and time management skills<br />* Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy<br />* Strong organizational skills with ability to act independently and responsibly<br />* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment<br />* Excellent written and verbal communication skills<br />* Must be able to work collaboratively with team members<br />* Ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups<br />* Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint, MS Outlook.<br />* Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion preferred</p>Discovery Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/1wQaNVs5WqArfAprUlwRW"> <p>PI117581086</p>

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Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-02-29

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