Manager, Accounts Receivable
Company: AE Networks
Location: New York
Posted on: February 16, 2020
"THE DIVISION'S STORY
Most people don't realize the importance of the Finance department
in keeping our business operating without hitches and delays.
That's probably because we oversee many of the more quietly
glamorous, back-office functions that drive our bottom line. We not
only forecast, build and manage budgets, we also collect and
analyze important data that helps leadership make the best
decisions. All of this sounds exciting to you because you love
numbers and spreadsheets, and especially love great
THE ROLE: Manager, Accounts Receivable
To lead, manage and motivate the Accounts Receivable team and be
responsible for the daily Accounts Receivable operations for the
Reporting to the Senior Director and managing the team this role
will play an important part in A+E's billing and inbound cash
They will have overall responsibility for the management and
achievement of objectives for members of staff within the
Accounting department, working autonomously whilst ensuring the
Senior Director is regularly appraised of key issues and
achievements across their area.
They will need to work closely with the rest of Accounting to
ensure consistency and best practice is developed and maintained
across the function, proactively driving the ongoing improvement of
business practices and performance across Accounting.
They will work co-operatively and positively with all internal
departments, providing excellent service and support and advice
where applicable. They will work particularly close with Treasury,
Distribution, Credit & Collection department team leads and
Business Systems manager within IT.
External contact will mainly be with A+E's auditing team leads at
Media Audits International ("MAI").
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Responsible for ensuring daily banking and monthly
reconciliations of customer receipts accounts is completed across
all revenue streams (e.g., Ad Sales, Affiliate, International and
- To provide a high-level of Accounts Receivable service to Ad
Sales, ensuring revenues are applied and reconciled accurately and
- Responsible for the Accounts Receivable department's Balance
Sheet reconciliations - ensuring accurate and timely monthly
completion and swift resolution of outstanding items.
- Liaise with IT department with regards to systems issues and
improvements, adding input to "Request for Change" documents and
carrying out full testing of system changes prior to
- Responsible for the effective and efficient workflow and
performance of the Accounts Receivable team, against defined goals
and objectives, to ensure an excellent service is delivered to the
- To provide leadership and direction to the team to ensure the
delivery of high performance, acting as an enthusiastic, positive
and motivated coach.
- To take full responsibility for the performance management of
the team in order to ensure that quality and deadlines are achieved
and maintained and that any issues are managed in line with Company
Policies and Procedures.
- To be responsible for continuous improvement of team processes
in order to achieve an effective and efficient way of working.
- Ensure that all accounts are reconciled and kept accurate.
Evaluate and enhance current procedures to reduce amount of
- Facilitate the review process and provide Media Audit
International with all documentation as requested.
- Assist Senior Director with the monthly review/reconciliation
of cable subscription revenue versus original budget/forecast.
- Oversee image retention solution for inbound Lockbox receipts
for Ad Sales, Affiliate and Ancillary.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
On our team, you'll have the opportunity to innovate and learn. You
will learn. You will not be alone. You'll have an opportunity to
build transformational financial solutions & supporting core areas
of business. Also, you'll be able to seek out new strategies and
implement them where they make sense. In addition, you'll be able
to build & manage strong relationships of cross functional partners
that understand our business and are eager to push the envelope
wherever possible. Finally, you'll be exposed to various A+E
departments and stakeholders to learn the goals, needs and
direction so you can become a trusted partner.
- B.S. in Accounting or Business Management
- A high level of computer literacy. Needs to be a proficient
user within financial systems - previous use of SAP desirable. Must
be competent in the Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word and
- 5 - 7 years working in a finance department is essential,
preferably in an Accounts Receivable role, and with prior
experience of managing staff.
Leadership and motivation
Communication and influencing skills
Good analytical skills
Drive for results
Ability to learn and adapt
Ability to work under pressure
Approach to Work:
Positive and enthusiastic
Supportive and consultative management style
Professional and reliable
THAT SOMETHING EXTRA: (do not edit this section)
If you've read this far, you're likely a great fit for us...and
maybe you're fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts
or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill
or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in
this role, we'd love to hear about it in your cover letter.
* * * * *
A+E Networks is proud to uphold an equal opportunity employment
policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color,
ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status,
military obligations, and marital status. This policy also applies
to all employees, consultants, and third-party workers.
A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television
Group and Hearst Corporation.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
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