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Head of Reporting

29 December 2019
Full time



We’re Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland, home to 20 TV channels that offer the very best in music, entertainment, comedy and kids programming through our MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Channel 5 and BET brands. Together these brands reach nearly 30 million homes in the UK and Ireland. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 705 million households in 169 territories and 37 languages via more than 184 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.



The Head of Reporting will report to the UK Cluster Controller and is responsible for the consolidation and reporting of Viacom International Media Networks – UK Cluster financial information. The role will have interaction with both internal and external users, with the observance of applicable law, statutes, regulations and interpretations and internal policies and procedures. Additionally the Head of Reporting will be responsible for coordination and management of all the statutory financial statements and audits.




Internal Reporting
• Full ownership of reporting for the cluster including balance sheet, P&L and supplemental reporting schedules ensuring deliverables are submitted on time
• Review of monthly submissions from the Controllers and communicating issues to the Cluster Controller
• Review monthly P&L analysis and BS flux reports versus forecasts and/or prior periods as well as other reporting schedules
• Consolidate and report AR ageing and have oversight of provisions recorded
• Preparation of the quarterly clearance memo to the VIMN Controller and present on clearance calls


• Manage and coach the Reporting Manager and reviewing all his/her work
• Provide induction training for new joiners in the cluster
• Provide a collaborative and positive work environment for the team – lead by example
• Provide on-going coaching and training to controllers and direct reports to assist with reporting deliverables and sharing of knowledge


External Reporting
Responsible for coordination and management of the Audits and all UK statutory financial statements and tax returns
Performing the first review of statutory accounts in the UK prior to the Cluster Controller review
Provide support to the tax advisors in the completion of UK tax returns
Collaborate in the process of assisting external outsourcers, such as tax & audit, PwC, Deloitte and E&Y.


Responsible for the monitoring and reporting of balance sheet reconciliations for the Cluster
Review of select account reconciliations within the Trintech reporting tool to ensure consistency and validity
Collaborate with the Cluster and the shared service centre, Global Business Services (GBS), as necessary, to support day to day reporting and ad hoc requests
Oversee areas of significant judgemental accounting, including preparing/reviewing technical accounting memos
Review and support accounting treatment for acquisitions and transactions in the cluster and oversee compliance with Viacom accounting consultation requirements
Work to ensure integrity and accuracy of financial statements in general ledger and compliance with company accounting policies and procedures, statutes, regulations, and US GAAPs/ Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Provide sound information for decision support for all financial and accounting matters
Provide support/lead ad hoc projects as requested
Provide support to regional offices and Cluster Controller as needed



• Fully qualified (ACA or ACCA preferred)
• US GAAP would be advantageous
• Demonstrable understanding of technical accounting and tax competencies
• SAP experience would be an advantage
• Attention to detail
• Able to work on own initiative
• Ability to deal with tight and changing deadlines, remaining calm under pressure
• Strong self-organisation and ability to prioritise competing demands
• Follows ethical business practices
• Works effectively through job and organisational changes
• Strong excel skills
• Multisite/company experience
• Multicurrency experience
• Working Corporation Tax and VAT knowledge


Viacom Core Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills
• Effective communicator and Listener
• Builds Relationships
• Influences and Negotiates


Personal Effectiveness
• Takes Initiative
• Manages the Work
• Composure and Flexibility
• Acts with Integrity


Thinking and Problem Solving
• Develops creative products and solutions
• Judgment and analysis
• Thinks strategically


Management and Leadership
• Communicates effectively with employees
• Creates a positive and inclusive working environment
• Defines, directs and delegates work
• Develops people through feedback and coaching



• Private Medical Insurance: You will be eligible for our full Private Medial Cover (From 3 months)
• Season Ticket Loan: We’ll pay for your season travel card up front and you can pay us back across the year
• TV Package Discount: If you subscribe for the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, we’ll get £20 off your bill
• Pension Scheme: You will be eligible for our Pension Scheme from day one, as long as you are contributing to this, we’ll top this up with a voluntary contribution from us
• Discounted Gym Membership: We offer discounts to a number of Gyms
• Discounts at Local Shops and Restaurants: Whether you need a new pair of shoes or just want something tasty for lunch, we partner with a number of local businesses to offer us a discounted rate
• Access to Reward Gateway: With heaps of discounts on everyday shops, restaurants and household suppliers
• Happy to talk flexible working!



Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. We want these to feel relevant to all of our employees and all parts of the business, as we believe that when these behaviours are achieved, we are the best we can be. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.


- Creativity: Push beyond the expected
- Passion: Stand up for what you believe in
- Risk-Taking: Take smart choices


- Inclusion: Embrace diverse perspectives
- Collaboration: Work together as one team
- Innovation: Use insights to drive the business


- Trust: Assume best intentions
- Transparency: Communicate clearly and openly
- Accountability: Deliver, and own the outcome

At Viacom, we value and celebrate difference. We want to ensure that we fully represent the make-up of UK society in our workforce as well as bringing diverse perspectives to our business. We want to make sure Diversity and Inclusion are not just buzz words; we truly want to foster an authentic inclusive environment, where all employees feel that they can bring their whole selves to work.

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