Finance Manager - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50011419

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Finance / Accounting

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: February 10, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Big Ten Network is seeking a Finance Manager to join their team in Chicago. As our Finance Manager, you will lead the month close process and reporting, and support the preparation of the corporate reporting packages for budget and quarterly forecasts.  You will play a critical role as a primary finance business partner to BTN operational leadership.  Responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of the Ad Sales budgets and forecasts, managing weekly and month end reporting of network financials and communication of related variance analysis. 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead FOX Sports Media Group reporting package preparation for month close, including JE, account rec and flash packet materials
  • Support the preparation of the FOX Sports Media Group reporting package for annual budget and LRP, and quarterly forecasts
  • Finance business partner for VP Ad Sales providing weekly financial data, analysis and reporting (pacing, sell out, revenue analysis, ad hoc reporting, etc.)
  • Assist in preparation of the Ad Sales budgets, LRP and forecasts; perform variance analysis of various ad sales metrics
  • Manage the preparation and review of weekly revenue pacing and pending reports, ad sales monthly journal entries and account reconciliations; principal financial role in the sales and traffic wide orbit system
  • Oversee billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable functions; ensuring accuracy and timeliness of billing, cash application and collections; manage 2 direct reports
  • Responsible for cash flow statement projections and variance analysis
  • Perform, or assist in preparation of, other ad hoc projects as necessary, including audit schedules and tax requests

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, in addition to 5+ years of finance/accounting experience
  • Previous experience in media, cable ad sales, or traffic is a plus
  • Supervisorial experience of at least 2+ years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, and the ability to present to department heads and financial management
  • Strong interpersonal skills are needed
  • Strong analytical and financial technical skills are essential
  • Established critical thinking skills are necessary
  • Must show ability to gather and organize information, and analytically interpret, evaluate and present
  • Strong financial modeling skills are required
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills are essential, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment under minimal supervision
  • Ability to be pro-active in resolving issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with advanced knowledge of Excel is necessary

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.

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