Entertainment One

  • Director, Financial Reporting, Film - North America (12-month contract)

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2018 4:22 PM)
    # of Openings
  • 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.Linkedin_1584x396.gif  small

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the VP Finance, the Director, Financial Reporting is responsible for a complete and accurate general ledger of two reporting divisions and the resulting financial statements.  The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining financial and accounting policies, procedures, internal controls, and entity-level and overall reporting, as well as being the key owner of the accounting systems and processes.


    • Responsible for the month end, quarter end, and year end close process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
    • Review consolidation and prepare the related financial statements including balance sheet, income statement and cash flows.
    • Responsible for monthly supplementary packs including variance analysis for actual to budget/forecast of revenue and EBITDA bridge; income statements, balance sheets and cash flows
    • Oversee, organize, review and validate all balance sheet reconciliations and other working papers.  Create a balance sheet presentation package to be prepared quarterly encompassing all entities and tying to Tagetik consolidation system.
    • Working with senior team members as required, assist in producing individual entity financial statements, and in researching, reconciling and preparing adjusting journal entries.
    • Manage the internal and external audits at half year and year end.
    • Assess and improve efficiencies within the department (day to day tasks, month end close, checklists, etc.).
    • Applying best practices in business processes through process mapping and reengineering to optimize efficiencies and maintain or improve financial controls.
    • Provide leadership and supervision to finance team.
    • Proactively lead any special projects and ad hoc tasks as required.

    Key Competencies

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and professional designation
    • Minimum 7 years of progressive accounting and managerial experience required.
    • Strong reporting, technical accounting and consolidation skills.
    • Experience working in a multi-currency reporting environment and familiarity with FX required.
    • Experience in entertainment industry and public company environment is preferred.
    • Strong Microsoft software skills: Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.), Outlook, Dynamics (Navision), or technical ability to work with accounting software systems are required.
    • Experience using Prophix and Tagetik reporting software are a definite plus.
    • 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 ones’ sleeves to get the job done.
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
    • Ability to work overtime when required at month and year ends.



    What you’ll be a part of:

    ·         Break time: free snacks, winter holiday office closures, reduced hours in summer

    ·         Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because

    ·         Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events

    ·         The office: modern facilities, in house screening rooms, more snacks, and swag

    ·         Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.

    ·         Grow: develop your career and shape your future


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


    Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.