Toronto, ON, Canada Req #1036
Friday, January 15, 2021
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
Work Status: Full Time
About the Role:
Corus has an exciting full time opportunity for an Intermediate Accountant – Program Rights in our Toronto head office. Working as an integral part of the Media Finance team, this key role interacts with different parts of the organization including the legal team on new programming contracts, to tracking and reporting on programming, and calculating the program amortization expense for various television services. This role uses existing databases and systems to provide relevant, accurate, timely financial information and analysis, to the Media Finance team and operational teams.
Reporting to the Manager Finance, Program Rights, you will be responsible for identifying trends, ensuring the accuracy and quality of programming information, and updating process flow for Corus’ programming system. As the successful candidate, you have a proven record of accomplishment for organizing and analyzing large data sets, driving continuous improvement in a strong internal controls environment, and completing a timely monthly financial close and reporting process. You have demonstrated strong communication skills, meeting expectations of operational teams you support, and ability to prioritize multiple objectives.
Review and ensure integrity of information input into Corus programming system
Calculate and review monthly program amortization expense for multiple stations, compare amortization expense to expectations and forecast/budget
Identify titles for further analysis including fully amortized assets or programming deals with unique attributes
Consolidate and summarize amortization expense for reporting to Senior Management
Reconciliation of programming sub-ledgers for assets and liabilities to general ledger; present correcting entries and identify significant transactions
Respond to and resolve queries from operational programming group; provide suggestions for resolution based on past experience and judgement
Ensure controls from programming process are executed and documented, including review of reconciliations with management team
Work with colleagues to transfer program assets as needed including calculation of value to transfer
Assist with preparation of required audit working papers for quarterly reviews and yearly audit.
Provide ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required by Management.
What We Need From You:
University graduate in Business Administration, Finance or Commerce; studying towards completion of recognized accounting designation such as CPA
Minimum 3 years of related finance experience in large organization
Advanced Excel and database skills required
Strong business acumen including through understanding of financial accounting principles
Advanced analytical skills demonstrated by ability to get into the details and understanding big picture simultaneously
If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!
Demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with multiple and changing priorities;
Excellent communication skills with both finance and non-finance staff
Project management, consensus and leadership abilities
Interest in review of process flow and providing recommendations for improvement
Keen attention to detail and accuracy
Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.
We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.
You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.
At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.
Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
How to Apply
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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.