Vice President, Finance - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50025302

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Finance / Accounting

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: April 29, 2024

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FOX Sports, the industry leader in live events, 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, FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes, as well as a joint-venture business in the Big Ten Network and digital properties including and the FOX Sports App. FOX Sports has delivered the most watched television program, NFL’s America’s Game of the Week on FOX, for fourteen consecutive years.


The Big Ten Network (BTN) has a great opportunity for a Vice President (VP) of Finance!  The VP of Finance will manage and oversee the entire P&L and Cash Flow of the Big Ten Network, reporting to the SVP, Finance of Fox Sports.  The VP of Finance will provide support for the President of BTN via informed analysis and regular reporting as well as separate deliverables for both Sports management and Fox Corporate leadership.


This role is hybrid and will require work onsite in our Chicago, IL office.


  • Lead a team of 5 including a Finance Director and support staff for Finance and Payroll.
  • Review and submit all reporting related to monthly and quarterly close
  • Manage annual budget, long-range plan and monthly forecast process
  • Serve as key business partner to all BTN executives and their teams
  • Oversee financial controls and policies, including AP, AR, T&E, Payroll, Procurement, etc
  • Serve as a liaison with Affiliate Sales and Ad Sales Finance leadership to maintain visibility into top-line review
  • Build and develop relationships with the Big Ten Conference executive team
  • Ad Hoc and special projects as needed


  • 10+ years experience working in finance
  • Exceptional team leadership qualities
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of the business and external partners
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High proficiency in using computer systems particularly Advanced Excel, Microsoft Word, Database Management skills, and ERPs e.g. Workday 
  • Strong independent judgment and ability to work on multiple assignments at once
  • Ability to operate successfully in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • BA/BS in Finance or Accounting


  • Experience work in the Big 4
  • Sports or entertainment experience


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