Entertainment One

  • Audit Manager, Group Finance

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • 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; digital content; and live entertainment. 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 MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning
    emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.

     

    The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

    Position Summary

    The role will focus on the end-to-end performance and management of audits (plus some risk projects) to a high standard. This will involve planning and scheduling audits, identifying issues, agreeing actions with the businesses and creation and delivery of audit reports. The role holder may be asked to help maintain the team audit schedule and/or develop the annual audit plan.

     

    Opportunities will also exist to drive process improvement within the department.

    Responsibilities

    The main role of Risk & Assurance (R&A) is to provide assurance over eOne’s internal control and risk management systems. R&A’s audit and risk remit covers eOne’s global operations located in seven countries including the UK, Canada and the US who mainly operate under the eOne brand.

     

    The function is relatively new, having been set up in September 2014. eOne has seen stellar growth in recent years and its admission to a FTSE 250 premium listing in 2013 resulted in the need to bring internal audit in-house. Thus, the ongoing growth and diversification of eOne requires high quality, pragmatic audit managers who can manage their own work with minimal intervention. This is an excellent opportunity to help continue developing and optimising an internal audit function following a best practice, risk-based approach and provides an opportunity for the right candidate to shape internal processes and controls and drive real business improvement.

     

    For the individual who aspires ultimately to a more senior role in financial, operational or general management there could be no better foundation than the experience and knowledge you will gain with R&A. The DRA has a track record of enabling progression of team members into other roles in the businesses that he has operated in.

     

    R&A is not a traditional “tick and bash”, financial audit function. Although providing assurance on the appropriateness and effectiveness of financial controls will be an important part of what we do, we will also be operationally and commercially focussed. Typical assignments might include a;

    • Key risk review of a business,
    • Audit of the effectiveness of film revenue estimates across different sales channels,
    • Production audits of TV and Film
    • Review of major business process outsourcing arrangements,
    • Review of HR joiners and leavers processes, or,
    • Regulatory compliance audit, to name just a few examples.

    The dynamic, fast-growing nature of eOne means that R&A will always have a full and wide-ranging schedule of audit and risk assignments. This creates an environment in which motivated individuals can really thrive and develop a breadth of knowledge and skills that could not be acquired at other companies in more traditional internal audit roles.

    Key Competencies

    Graduate or higher degree holder. Qualified accountant (from a recognised accounting body, i.e. CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW), with demonstrable experience in internal audit gained with an international FTSE listed company.

    You should be familiar and comfortable with auditing the internal controls of a large, complex organisation and be able to propose, agree and report appropriate actions for improvement.

     

    Essential:

    • Experience in internal audit and/or business process improvement.
    • Good understanding of financial and operational controls.
    • Clear communication skills, including report writing and explanation of issues in management meetings, in order to agree actions in relation to audit matters.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with senior management.
    • Good time management and ability to work independently if required.

    Desirable:

    • Experience of risk management
    • Understanding of TV/ Film industry would be useful but is not essential
    • Intermediate use of Microsoft Office products
    • Scheduling/ audit plan generation
    • IT/ audit experience
    • Data protection and/or Information Security
    • Licensing and brand management awareness
    • Business Continuity Planning awareness
    • Love of Film and TV creative process

    In this role you are also required to:

    • To work in harmony with the organisations vision and values
    • To work in a collaborative and entrepreneurial manner to support and drive income generation
    • To attend and undertake regular supervisions and annual performance appraisals
    • To manage and undertake training / professional development as necessary
    • To work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and communicating effectively with all
    • To encourage and support innovation throughout the organisation
    • To work in the most resource efficient and effective manner
    • To act as an ambassador for the organisation