VICE Media Group is the world's largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group's portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.
VICE x Team
Based in our London office, the Finance department is a new centralised shared services team for EMEA that plays a busy and vital role within the VICE Media Group.
Role x You
As our Finance Manager, you will be ultimately responsible for the financial reporting for three of the UK entities and understanding all processes end to end. You will be reporting to the UK Financial controller and have 1 direct report. You will work closely with your peers within the UK Finance team as well as business leads of each revenue stream.
Produce the monthly management accounts for Vice UK Ltd, Vice UK Studios, Edition Worldwide including cost accruals, accrued/ deferred revenue & associated journals at month-end
Responsible for revenue recognition across all lines of business, including business partnering with stream leads & FP&A
Preparation and approval of the monthly billing report to be invoiced by Account Receivable team
Produce and submit monthly/quarterly reporting within deadlines to EMEA Regional Team including detailed analysis and commentary on variances
Reporting across multiple lines of business, including productions, professional services, digital activation and events
Reviewing Programming acquisitions and productions to track delivery and calculating costs of completion
Responsible for monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations including deferred revenue/expenses, payroll, other liabilities GL’s etc
Weekly cash flow submission, liaising with the Accounts Payable and Receivables team
Maintenance of intercompany loan schedule with other group entities
Preparing the Commission accruals on a monthly basis
Support the UK FC in delivering the year-end audit (Group & Statutory)
Line Management to 1 direct report – Assistant Management Accountant/Production Accountant
Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with experience in management accounting and financial analysis
You will need to be highly organised, meticulous, and most importantly have worked in media production or digital media sector
You will have experience in business partnering and communicate with finance & non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately for all International regions
You possess strong Excel and system skills
You have these
You will need to be highly organised, meticulous, hands-on and detail oriented.
Capable of working independently without being micro-managed. A team player with a proactive and enthusiastic approach who takes initiative where needed
Able to work to tight deadlines, working effectively under pressure
Netsuite/Salesforce/Concur experience is an advantage
We’d also love if you had these:
Ability to analyze and make recommendations to improve internal processes
Experience in rapidly changing, global business, with a wide range of goods and services under management
Working at VICE
VICE prioritises the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures and see it as essential to our staff, culture and business. To learn more read the VICE GUIDE TO VICE.
VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity. At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.
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