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Position Title Manager Financial Compliance

Knoxville, TN

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Manager, Financial Compliance

Posted Date 1 month ago(7/9/2018 11:38 AM)

Requisition ID 20067
Location US-TN-Knoxville
Career Category Finance
Type Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

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Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a Manager, Financial Compliance in Knoxville, TN to join our Accounting team.

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The Manager, Financial Compliance will report directly to the Director, Financial Compliance based in Knoxville, TN. Works closely with business operators, including Global Business Services (GBS), the broader Finance community, Internal Audit, and external auditors on various controls and compliance initiatives, as well as business process best-in-class transformation projects. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that there is conformity in internal controls, identifying effective and efficient internal control frameworks for the business, recommending business process efficiency improvements, and will help realize the internal control transformation efforts for the domestic operations.


What you will be doing:
1. Review processes, controls, data, and reports with respective owners and identify gaps/opportunities for improvement of effectiveness and efficiency, while maintaining proper control compliance
2. Coordinate periodic control owner self-assessments and monitor internal control operation to ensure documentation meets minimum requirements, as needed
3. Maintain and update managements internal control database
4. Review business processes and identify, assess, design, and coordinate the documentation (narratives; flowcharts) with process owners and Internal Audit
5. Provide advisory services to respective business owners and management with respect to internal controls design and implementation, including best practices with respect to new business processes, initiatives, and system implementations
6. Assist with internal control transformation efforts, as needed
7. Assist in the identification of best practices to transform and change accounting processes and systems while maintaining SOX compliance
8. Assist in monitoring to ensure internal controls are updated according to changes to the business (process changes; expansion; acquisitions; system implementations)
9. Involvement in testing and validating financially-relevant IT application implementations, as needed
10. Assist business partners with developing and executing remediation plans and track and monitor progress against agreed upon timelines
11. Assist in providing internal control training programs
12. Cultivates a close relationship with Internal and External Audit teams
13. Interacts with accounting teams around the world
14. Assists in the creation of presentations for senior management
15. Make decisions guided by established policies and procedures
16. Other duties and responsibilities as needed


What you need to have:
* BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited university
* Minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), IFRS, and SOX requirements
* Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role
* CPA required
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Its a plus if you have:
* Big 4 public accounting background (3 years strongly preferred)
* MBA or MAcc
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all areas of the business at various levels
* Experience with designing and/or testing of SOX compliant internal controls
* Experience with designing and/or testing control compliance in IT system implementation, including ERP applications
* Experience working directly with internal and external auditors to resolve control compliance issues
* Ability to drive change and influence behavior/outcomes of those not directly responsible
* Embraces change and able to professionally navigate through challenging situations
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
* Capacity to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
* Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels
* Experience implementing best practices that require significant innovation for improving processes by applying advanced understanding of complex functional/technical and business issues and challenges

To apply please click here.
tennessee, tn, knoxville, kx


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Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.
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