Entertainment One

Senior Consolidations and Reporting Analyst

CA-ON-Toronto
3 weeks ago
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Permanent Full-Time

About Entertainment One

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.


Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

www.entertainmentone.com

Position Summary

Reporting to the Consolidations and Reporting Manager, the Senior Consolidations and Reporting Analyst will play a key role in the preparation of the monthly and annual consolidated financial reports.  This role will also assist with assessing the impact of key business decisions as it relates to consolidation and financial reporting, including a key project to transition the consolidation from a manual to automated process with the goal of reducing the turnaround time to prepare financial reports and freeing up time for value added review and analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain data from multiple sources and systems that is used to populate the master consolidation Excel-based model for month end reporting.  Tasks include but are not limited to the following:
    • Convert data from different currencies to reporting currency (i.e. CAD) and cash to accrual basis.
    • Update various schedules for the production entities (50 plus) incorporated into the consolidation, including budgets and finance plans, estimated tax credit receivables, third party residuals, related party transactions and other accrued costs.
    • Work with the production accounting team to reconcile intercompany accounts between corporate and production entities, investigating and resolving discrepancies in order to eliminate properly on consolidation.
    • Incorporate hedge accounting entries prepared by treasury into the consolidation model.
    • Prepare consolidated statements for Family division (6 entities) from beginning to the end.
    • Prepare foreign exchange analytical reports for the production and distribution businesses.
    • Review and analyze summary month and year to date movement reports to ensure financial results make logical sense and are error free.
  • Assist the Consolidations and Reporting Manager with the following:
    • Revenue recognition of production and distribution revenue
    • Preparation of eliminating entries between various entities and communicating any changes to the production and general accounting teams and potentially other related party entities.
    • Investigate and resolve remaining open items and discrepancies prior to finalizing the reports.
    • Provide commentary for month and year to date fluctuations of select balance sheet and income statement accounts.
    • Submit month end financials and supporting schedules to Group Finance through upload tool.
    • Prepare year end schedules, including disclosure pack.
  • Assist the Director, Reporting and other members of the accounting and reporting team with preparing various schedules and analytical tools for half-year review and year-end audit, including revenue recognition for key productions and lead schedules for select balance sheet accounts, such as unbilled AR, deferred revenue, and investment in content.
  • Prepare report of balance sheet accounts by originating currency for the four TV corporate entities used by Treasury to prepare monthly balance sheet hedging forecast for Group Finance.
  • Ad hoc tasks and projects assigned by the Director, Reporting or Consolidations and Reporting Manager, such as the automated consolidation and reporting project.

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • Preference given to candidates who have either completed or are currently working towards their professional designation (CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, or CPA-CMA).
  • Minimum of 4-5 years progressive reporting and consolidation experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and strong modeling skills are an absolute must.
  • Definite pluses include: experience in the media industry, project accounting, foreign exchange transactions, Microsoft Dynamics accounting system, and Tagetik and Prophix reporting software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Fast learner and self-starter.
  • Willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Strong attention to detail.

 

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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