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 Accounts Receivable and Payable functions for IMG Models business based in London.
Ensure compliance with local regulations and company policies. Providing coaching and support to direct reports.
Implementing, documenting, and monitoring accounting controls.
Weekly prepare Cash Forecast (collections and disbursements) for Models UK business
Month end close management for UK Models, including:
Preparation of journal entries in SAP for accounting adjustments as required. Including Revenue Recognition (accrual/deferral entries)
Monthly analysis of actual results to budget. Preparation of gap analysis
Ensuring that detailed balance sheet reconciliations are prepared monthly. Supervising regular clear down of balance sheet accounting entries
Monitoring accounts receivable positions, driving collections and assessing risk
Responsible for reconciliations between CRM and SAP system interfaces. Identifying and resolving any differences
Support the quarterly forecasting of P&L and cashflow for the Models UK business; along with annual three (3) year plan process
Establish a close working relationship with and the Models UK agency team. Identify and support their needs and seek full range of business solutions as necessary.
Prepare documentation for external auditors and consultants as necessary in relation to the Models UK business
Work closely with Corporate (based in US and UK), providing support on company-wide issues e.g.:
Standardize and document policies and processes in line with companywide objectives to implement SOX and other control improvements
Work with outsourcing partner (WNS) to ensure timely and accurate processing for O2C, P2P and R2R, where applicable
Prepare quarterly Foreign Entertainers Tax (FET) returns
Other ad-hoc reporting, due diligence assistance and analysis
Other duties as assigned
You Have These:
Accounting qualification (e.g., CIMA, ACA, ACCA, etc.) or equivalent, bachelor’s degree in accounting
Strong accounting skills: management experience of AP, AR, inter-company processes, month end close procedures
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to develop multiple solutions
Excellent proficiency in Excel
Fluency in English, both spoken and written
Confident and willingness to partner with commercial stakeholders
Strong written, verbal communication, and reporting skills
Self-motivated with ability to lead and teach others
We’d Love If You Also Have These:
US GAAP experience
Knowledge of SAP or other equivalent ERP systems
Experience of managing a team
· Permanent, London - The Strand
· Working hours are: 9am-5pm
· Working days are: Mon-Fri
Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.Endeavor 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.