Financial Reporting and Accounting Analyst

Job Title
Financial Reporting and Accounting Analyst
Job ID
27731908
Work Hybrid
Yes
Location
Atlanta,  GA 30318
Other Location
Description
Job Title:       Financial Reporting & Accounting Analyst
Reports to:     VP, Compliance, Investor Relations, and Subsidiary Reporting
Location:        Atlanta
FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY:
Responsible for supporting the month end close processes (journal entry prep and posting, reconciliation of receivables and other balance sheet accounts) for subsidiaries and affiliated entities. Support the VP of Compliance, Investor Relations and Subsidiary Reporting with reporting (financial statements, variance analysis), tax compliance (sales tax, personal property, 1099 forms), and planning activities. Maintain programming assets and related amortization schedules. Assist with compliance activities related to filings, reports, and other official documentation to ensure compliance with UP’s internal polices and practices and GAAP reporting guidelines.
 

WHO WE ARE:

UP Entertainment, home to UP Faith & Family, UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life and Cine Romántico, is the destination for uplifting entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite, and streaming platforms. UP Faith & Family is the leading streaming service in uplifting entertainment and includes exclusive access to original productions from the UP Entertainment family of brands. UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories about relationships, filled with love and laughter, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. AspireTV is the premier network for Black culture and urban lifestyle programming featuring original productions in food, home and fashion. AspireTV Life is the first free ad supported streaming television (FAST) channel dedicated to sharing the experiences of the multicultural audience through cooking, fashion, travel, design and more. Additionally, UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish. UP Entertainment’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “UPlift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos and dedicated UPlift Someone Facebook page and website.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Assets Accounting
  • Maintain programming assets and liability records for subsidiaries and affiliated entities as assigned, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to ensure proper accounting for program assets and liabilities.
  • Work with the Programming team to manage program runs usage to avoid excess amortization cost.
  • Reconcile amortization schedules, programming assets and liabilities to the general ledger.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual audit schedules.
  • Assist with process improvements, including transitioning of the program assets management process from Excel to Wide Orbit Program.

Digital Revenue Accounting
  • Post monthly journal entries for digital revenue related transactions.
  • Reconcile digital revenue receivables to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor digital revenue receivable balances and provide timely risk assessments to management.

Fixed Asset Tracking
  • Input fixed asset information into the fixed asset module, ensuring compliance with company capitalization and depreciation policy.
  • Reconcile fixed assets on a monthly basis.

Month End Close
  • Prepare various balance sheet account reconciliations, including bank reconciliations.
  • Review and validate intercompany transactions.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and supporting schedules.
  • Produce monthly financial statements and assist with variance analysis.
  • Collaborate with team members on special projects as needed.

Tax Compliance Support
  • Assist with preparation of schedules for various tax compliance functions, including:
    • Working with a sales tax contractor to support filing of sales tax returns and maintenance of associated balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Draft annual foreign persons tax withholding forms (Form 1042 and 1042s) and associated balance sheet reconciliations
    • Annual personal property tax returns, and
    • Assist with timely filing of annual 1099 forms.
  • Assist with the preparation of schedules for quarterly and year-end tax estimates.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Finance or Accounting from four-year college or university and four plus years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Public accounting experience strongly preferred. Hands on experience in accounting, planning, financial analysis, and understanding of financial statements. Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. Experience in the entertainment industry is a plus.


SKILLS:
  • Must be highly collaborative, dependable, organized, self-motivating, and a team player.
  • Must possess the highest personal and professional ethical standards, integrity and honesty.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven time management and multi-task management capabilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and develop solid working relationships with management, staff, and peers.
  • Strong desire to improve processes and controls.

COMPUTER SKILLS
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and Great Plains or similar ERP systems. Experience with Wide Orbit or other advertising sales software is desirable but not essential. Experience with Solver or similar budgeting and reporting tools is considered a plus.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 

OTHER:

This is a hybrid job role, with a combination of telecommuting workdays and in-office workdays.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal-employment principles and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The terms and conditions of the application process and employment relationship are to be non-discriminatory—without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation or any other protected category or class that may be applicable to you in the jurisdiction where you are employed. Moreover, in accordance with federal and applicable state and local law, we provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances conflict with work requirements and for applicants and employees with known disabilities provided that such individuals are qualified to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation, and provided that any accommodations would not impose an undue hardship on the company or introduce a direct threat to the health and safety of the worksite employee with a disability or others. Any applicant or employee who requires a reasonable accommodation during the application process or to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a company manager, a company officer or Insperity to request such an accommodation.
 

TO APPLY:

Submit your application and resume online at: https://j.brt.mv/jb.do?reqGK=27731908&refresh=true

 

For more information, visit www.uptv.com
 

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