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Manager, Production Operations – Finance needed at Fox Sports 1 & FBC (L.A.)

Manager, Production Operations-Finance (Los Angeles, CA)

This position will be responsible for creating production budgets and tracking costs for daily strip studio shows and studio pregame shows for the Fox Sports 1 and Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) networks totaling approximately $40M annually. Also provides monthly cost information to Accounting for financial close and reporting requirements.

Responsibilities
• Collaborate with Coordinating Producers and Studio Operations group in developing budgets for Los Angeles based studio shows (News programming, daily & weekly series, NFL/MLB/CFB pregame shows).
• Prepare weekly/monthly production flash reports, including variance analysis to annual budget and reforecasts for Management. Requires meeting with production staff to review show elements and gather cost estimates, utilize studio and post production scheduling reports for union staff estimating, analyze cost run rates for estimating.
• Analyze actual cost information and reconcile general ledger activity to supporting labor reports. Work with Payroll, HR and NE&O Accounting groups to correct allocation or coding issues.
• Review 3rd party production budgets and cost reports.
• Provide supporting documentation to Accounting group for monthly production accruals, ATL salary allocations to shows (contractual talent & directors, production overhead staff costs), and license fee costs.
• Provide Finance group with annual budget, quarterly forecast, monthly financial results, including variance explanations.
• Develop ad hoc reports and analysis as requested by Management
• Monitor production payments against accruals, follow up with Production Operations and 3rd party vendors to ensure timely processing of charges

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration preferred
• Strong understanding of accounting principles
• 3+ years in a Production Operations / Accounting capacity
• Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong knowledge of EXCEL
• Experience with Enterprise 1/JD Edwards systems, report writing programs preferred but not required
• Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, strong analytical skills, able to multi-task, and organized

Division Description
Fox Networks Group consists of Fox Television Group (FTG), which includes Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Sports Media Group, the company’s national and regional programming services; FOX International Channels; and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America’s most popular entertainment via 44 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS: shannon.morten@fox.com