Manager-Rev Acct Policy/Affil Compliance

Discovery Inc.
March 22, 2020
Knoxville, TN
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Discovery Inc.

Manager-Rev Acct Policy/Affil Compliance


Job ID: 26383
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance


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 - Revenue Accounting Policy & Affiliate Compliance in Knoxville, TN to join our Corporate Accounting team.

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The Manager, Revenue Accounting Policy & Affiliate Compliance role specifically includes but is not limited to: developing complex financial models, managing the compliance process for a portfolio of accounts, financial & trending analysis, revenue recognition support, and audit interpretation. The Manager, Revenue Accounting Policy & Affiliate Compliance will interact regularly with a cross-functional team of internal and external stakeholders and will serve as a primary knowledge source for key financial-related contractual terms and related impacts within areas of revenue accounting.


1. Develop and maintain complex financial models of revenue contract terms using multiple data sources
2. Perform monthly Revenue/Subscriber Flux analysis
3. Analyze historical data to recognize and monitor relevant trends
4. Produce ad hoc analysis to service interdepartmental customers
5. Develop and communicate independent insights to management including potential changes in economic conditions

1. Monitor Affiliate compliance with new and existing legal agreements
2. Read, interpret, and apply contract terms (must demonstrate clear, and supportable judgment)
3. Articulate areas of specific concern, and recommend solutions to management

Financial & Accounting
1. Participate in the accounting review of significant distribution contract renewals
2. Assist the VP, Revenue Accounting Policy & Affiliate Compliance in the review of non-standard revenue contracts for appropriate revenue recognition
3. Calculate, record and monitor revenue accruals and reserves, as needed
4. Participate in the month-end close process

Cross-functional collaboration
1. Work directly with FP&A, Sales, Technical Accounting, Global Business Shared Services, and Legal to support the business, and communicate departmental perspective
2. Work directly with Auditors (Internal/External) to provide information and fieldwork deliverables

Perform other duties as assigned


* BS/BA related discipline from an accredited university
* Minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong understanding of US GAAP and SOX requirements
* Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role, or similar experience
* CPA required
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

It's a plus if you have:
* Revenue recognition (ASC 606) accounting experience
* Media and telecommunications industry experience
* Big 4 public accounting background
* Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
* Experience with SAP and Blackline
* Excellent analytical skills and critical thinking
* Technically proficient in MS Excel (ability to work with advanced formulas, manipulate and report on high volume data sets, analyze complex financial models, etc)
* Demonstrated ability to create, maintain and enhance complex financial models in Excel
* Ability to read and comprehend intricate legal agreements
* Capable of working with sensitive and confidential topics
* Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Embraces change driven by evolving business initiatives and maintains positivity when time-sensitive milestones shift
* 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
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Discovery 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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