Areas that play to your strengths (all the responsibilities we'll trust you with) Expand all Collapse All GENERAL Controlling the financials of RBMH’s department is your daily focus. The primary departments this role will be supporting
are the Production, Programming, and Communications departments of RBMH.
Guarantees full compliance with the Group Controlling guideline.
Support the Finance Manager by ensuring a timely distribution of financial information (plan & actual) to every budget holder by sending out reports, by allowing system access and by presenting the information in regular meetings.
Promotes efficiency in Controlling in order to minimize time spent for report generation and increases time for analysis, commenting and insights sharing.
Supports the establishment of a true bottom up planning process and the development of a local planning calendar based on the group planning timetable allowing for sufficient review time and feedback cycles.
Contributes to a high forecasting accuracy of business plans, revised estimates and long term forecasts.
Measures and reviews the cost/benefit ratio of proposed activities.
Builds a solid relationship with budget holders based on mutual respect and trust.
Is driven through a service mentality by sharing insights, by supporting budget reallocations, by ensuring overall budget adherence, by acting as a facilitator to achieve objectives, by highlighting risks and opportunities, by providing financial simulations and by developing business cases for new projects.
Manages fact and knowledge based, spreads and exchanges information.
MONTH END CLOSING Verifies appropriate month end close P&L expense recognition.
Supports finance manage in revenue recognition procedures.
Coordinates the monthly accrual process following the cost revenue matching principle.
Ensures the reconciliation of systems (SAP/BI/Hyperion).
Ensures master data quality and verifies the consistency of the customer, product and internal order hierarchies.
Reviews changes in payment terms.
REPORTING & ANALYSIS Supports the Finance Manager in preparation of the management reporting package
Prepares and distributes a detailed monthly report
Reports actual figures versus latest plan with full and detailed analysis of results and high quality reporting to business owners
Identifies and manages all financial risks which are identifiable in monthly trends and which require management action
Calculates/reports the major KPIs.
Prepares and distributes a report on the cash flow and the working capital development.
PLANNING & FORECASTING Coordinates the Business Plan/Revised Estimate data collection and data entry.
Coordinates timings and input needed during the budget process.
Aggregates/consolidates the individual plans to a total plan.
Supports and challenges the budget owners during the planning process.
Prepares year to go best estimates.
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP Acts as a contact for the business owners, and is able to challenge them when necessary.
Works closely with the various contacts, has a service mentality but also challenges them, asks questions, gives suggestions and insights.
Willing to learn all trade terms of customers, their budgets and the customer P&L with special attention to the Production area.
Prepares trade term impact simulations, challenges assumptions and profitability.
Works closely with the business to calculate ROI.
Knows the contract terms of the external service providers and the status of spending commitments.
Works closely with the Business Managers to increase the effectiveness of the content Supports the Business Managers in budget reallocations and ensure overall budget adherence.
Evaluates new product developments and their impact on financials.
Prepares scenarios and simulations with the input from the budget owners and models the impact.
Performs ad hoc calculations, for example impact of price increase, and simulates “what if scenarios”.
PROCESS CREATION/FINANCE PROJECTS: Create processes surrounding production department to improve cost controlling and transparency into the business
Assist in creating metrics/analytics to measure the success of content or other media properties
Assist with global financial initiatives to improve overall cost controlling