Who We Are:IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.
What You’ll Do:
Responsible for IMGs archive content division, IMG REPLAY - includes full P&L period end close, analysis and overview as well as supporting the VP for Replay.
Responsible for period end accounting close for Rugby League property. New properties may be added as the role evolves.
Variance analysis of actual results against forecast
Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients.
Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts
Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis.
Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities
Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis:
Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with Commercial, Production, Legal and Finance colleagues to ensure all relevant information is collected.
Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties.
Support the wider Rights accounting team to standardise workbooks and improve efficiency of month end close process.
Support controllership team with month end reconciliations.
You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job.
Key Results Areas
The timely preparation and submission of month end, quarter end and year end results and analysis of those results
Compliance with commercial reporting requirements on rights properties
You Have These:
Good knowledge of UK and US GAAP
Confident and flexible team player with the ability to work with commercial staff across the organisation.
Must be able to work on own initiative to identify and resolve problems.
Strong understanding of revenue recognition
Must be able to plan and organise work to meet deadlines and determine priorities.
Must be able to work on own initiative to identify problem areas and work through to a satisfactory conclusion.
Strong Excel ability
Good communication (written and verbal) skills
Proven experience of business partnering
Must be able to work calmly under pressure and work as part of a team to achieve results.
Proactive and self motivated with excellent communication and organisational skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and
A “finisher” with the genuine drive and commitment to always deliver against objectives.
Qualified Accountant– ACA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent
We’d Love If You Also Have These:
Hands on experience of working within the media or sports rights industry
Experience of working in a worldwide group
Experience in using SAP accounting system.
Experience of financial planning and analysis work
Experience working in media industry
Experience working in media industry
A strong interest in both Sports and Media
· Permanent - London, Chiswick Park
· Working hours are: 9am-5pm
· Working days are: Mon-FriEndeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices. Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.