HBO Accountant

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jun 21, 2013
Closes
Jul 21, 2013
Contact
Ms. s w
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY

Position reports to Manager, Accounts Receivable, and is responsible for the billing and collections process for HBO’s domestic and international program sales as well as preparing the monthly Accounts Receivable snapshots, other financial reports and key reporting metrics.

Candidate must be customer-service oriented and possess excellent analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have the ability to balance competing priorities in a dynamic business environment. Hands on experience with financial systems (Oracle E-Business is preferred) and strong Excel and Word knowledge are also essential.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

o Review daily customer invoices prior to mailing and provides customers with account statements, account reconciliations and other supporting documentation as required.
o Collection of outstanding invoices (includes documenting efforts on assigned accounts) and assist in resolution of any customer disputes (with input from Finance Sr. Management and HBO Legal) including achieving collection metrics (e.g. 90 days past due as a % of total AR).
o Compile monthly accounts receivable aging, key metrics (e.g., DSO’s, A/R Turnover) and reconciliation of A/R sub-ledger to Oracle general ledger.
o Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information, prepare financial reports and journal entries and provide meaningful analyses to Operational and Financial Management.
o Prepare the quarterly bad debt analysis by customer. Assist the Manager in determining the adequacy of the reserve.
o Assist with monthly Cash Flow Reporting & Analysis, including cash receipts and withholding tax forecasting.
o Prepare the quarterly AR executive summary that includes high level analysis and AR metrics.
o Liaison with HBO tax department on various tax matters including the completion of foreign tax withholding forms.
o Provide AR Accounting Analysts with necessary information for proper cash application.
o Assist in ad-hoc and other special assignments as they arise.


REQUIREMENTS:

o BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; CPA is preferred.
o Minimum 2 years of accounts receivable, credit and collections related experience in finance/accounting area is required.
o Solid experience with and use of sub-ledger and general ledger financial systems (use of Oracle E-Business Preferred).
o Strong spreadsheet applications experience, primarily Excel is required (Pivot Tables, VLookups and Macros a plus).
o Must be a team player with the ability to work with all levels of management and external customers.
o Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
o Must possess strong analytical and organizational skills.
o Must have the ability to organize and schedule work effectively in order to meet deadlines.
o Ability to work independently, multi-task and be self-motivated.
o Entertainment industry experience, preferably in the area of International Television Distribution is a plus.


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