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Specialist, Production Finance
NBC Ent Finance
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
Universal Television Studios is hiring a Specialist, Production Finance to join our growing UTV studio team. We strive for the best and brightest talent to bring innovation, change and leadership in the rapidly changing landscape of television production. A successful Specialist, Production Finance is a subject matter expert in A/P, Wire and Tax compliance, but is also capable in partnering cross-functionally. The successful candidate will oversee the department’s automated vendor management system, which includes organizational oversight of vendor creation and support of the studio’s production finance operations S/he will also be responsible for processing outgoing studio wires, along with administering all yearly A/P tax activities.
Oversee and manage the VMS (vendor management system) and provide training and support to the productions.
Process all production wire requests and communicate status to the PFA/Coordinator
Consolidate the quarterly 592B’s from production and provide a single template and check to the tax department for filing
Work with the internal tax team to provide the yearly 1099 files to corporate
Handle all 1099 requests for adjustments and corrections, updating in VISTA/PSL as well
Process and report all B-notice activity to tax department
Manage the copyright filing fees and allocation to productions
Respond timely to all tax requests for information on State and Federal levies
Work closely with internal IT department to update, drive change and manage inflow of wire and VMS requests
Responsible for maintaining desk top manual on all procedures
Provide analysis and research as needed
Provide tax and vendor support to the productions
Assist finance operations team with quarter close
Partner with business stakeholders to implement updated tax and payment requirements
Review, analyze and respond to payment inquiries, wire tracking and failures
Will provide coverage and support to Accounts Payable Coordinator when on vacation for daily check runs, cancel/reissues and daily bank exceptions
At least 2 years of experience in vendor management, accounts payables and/or tax reporting
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.
Willingness to work long hours and on weekends with short notice.
Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
Must have work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
Excellent technical and analytical skills
Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when entering financial information
Previous work experience in a vendor management and tax reporting
Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Vista; V5
Advanced Excel skills
Advanced PowerPoint skills, including ability to "tell a story" using PowerPoint
Possess the confidence, presence, and communication skills to interact and present to senior management and high level executives
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to deliver on multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and be effective and decisive under pressure
Adaptability and flexibility to work well in a fast-paced, results-oriented and rapidly changing environment
Team player with interpersonal ability to work with others and collaborate to achieve goals
Able to build strong working partnerships along with the ability to listen, understand and influence
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