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Financial Analyst

Sports Media

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 06-09-2017

Job Description:

Fox Sports Media Group (FSMG) is looking for a Financial Analyst to work in the General Accounting group, and more specifically to specialize in accounting for rights and productions. This position will work extensively with members of the Finance group as well as the Accounting group to book accruals, reclassifications and adjustments, as well as maintaining rights schedules and performing variance analyses related to rights and the production of various events. He/she must be able to handle a large volume of tasks regarding these areas. He/she must work closely with business units to complete assigned tasks.

He/she should be able to work independently and strive to resolve issues and complete tasks without supervision. This position reports to the Manager of Production & Rights Accounting and is located in Los Angeles, CA.


Responsible for rights and production close process for over 10 networks
Prepare monthly rights amortization, production flash accruals and prepaid talent amortization
Prepare balance sheet reclassification entries for rights, including AP Trade
Interact directly with Finance group to obtain proposed journal entries, resolve unusual items or discrepancies/reclassifications and ensure all production and rights schedules are up to date
Prepare adjusting entries in a timely manner
Prepare monthly production analysis reporting to management, including program cost variance analysis, season trend analysis and analytic reporting
Prepare production and rights related accounts reconciliations for FSMG networks
Active role in implementing process improvements and internal controls testing to ensure compliance with Company policy and SOX
Assist with internal and external audit requests
Ensure E1 Job Cost system is maintained and standardized
Ensure completion of quarterly 21st Century Fox reporting schedules
Prepare monthly cash flows rights and production sections only
Monitor standardization of production and rights process across networks, ensuring consistency in treatment and submissions from Finance to streamline processes
Responsible for ad hoc reporting, analysis and/or other projects as required


Ability to handle large volume of entries for review given deadline constraints
Detail oriented while maintaining efficiency
Bachelor degree with emphasis in Finance or Accounting
1-3 years accounting experience is required general accounting skills are a plus
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and the aptitude to communicate with all levels of management
Knowledge of JD Edwards Enterprise One or other ERP general ledger system a plus
The ability to work independently following proscribed schedules and be resourceful. The model candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while multitasking with attention to detail, accuracy and excellent follow up


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