Controller

As the Controller of Fox News and Fox Business News you will report directly into the Chief Financial Officer.  In this role you will lead and oversee the corporate accounting department including general accounting, accounting policy and procedures, internal controls, as well as core accounting functions including payroll, A/P, and A/R.    You will ensure that the financial and accounting policies, procedures and tools are in place to efficiently and effectively meet all financial, operating and legal requirements.  You will act as a trusted advisor to the business and manage a sizeable team.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities of the corporate accounting department for the accurate and timely development and dissemination of financial statements and other financial reporting
  • Manage financial close process, chart of accounts, and general ledger
  • Establish, monitor and enforce strong internal controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data
  • Oversee internal controls reviews and audits and act as liaison with internal and external auditors
  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collection, payroll, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting
  • Anticipate and evaluate new accounting policies to ensure that they are appropriately implemented
  • Work with parent company Controllers group to develop global accounting practices that conform to any new international accounting standards.
  • Proactively define and lead projects to automate and improve efficiency and controllership of core process flows such as procurement to remit, cash management, capital management, etc
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings Manage key elements of the quarterly and annual budgeting processes including cash flow and balance sheet forecasting, management and analysis

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, advanced degree in business or accounting a plus
  • 5+ years of people leadership experience
  • 15+ years of accounting experience with at least 2-3 years at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
  • System implementation experience a plus
  • Highly effective in fast paced multi-faceted environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Advanced Excel skills