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UKI Controller

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 22/03/2024
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

“You’ll be at the heart of our UK&I Controllership team, playing a critical role in ensuring our financial reporting is of the highest possible quality. – Paul Wedlock – Sky Group Controller

Purpose

The Sky Controllership vision is defined as follows:

‘Create and protect value for Comcast by providing accurate and timely financial information, through one talented, global collaborative community, with high integrity and a controls culture; delivered efficiently via standard, automated and simple processes; partnering with the business’

Our mission can be defined as the following:

‘To be a model of proficiency, effectiveness and insight, driving improvement in our control and reporting environment, working at the heart of our business to get the numbers right’

The Sky UKI Controller will be responsible for all general accounting functions for Sky and will oversee the preparation and review of financial statements and variance analysis. You will provide accounting expertise to operating management and will work very closely with the FP&A, Commercial Finance, and with the Shared Service Centre.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a culture of integrity, transparency and ethical reporting, ensuring we always do the right thing.

  • Positively contribute to (and own) UKI efforts to align processes with Comcast colleagues, building a culture of collaboration and respect which is rooted in a mutual desire to achieve the most efficient and effective reporting process for the wider Comcast group

  • Own all aspects of financial reporting for Sky UKI, including ownership of the financial statements in terms of completeness, accuracy, valuation, existence, and presentation.

  • Instil a culture of continuous improvement in financial reporting and the wider controllership function, ensuring Sky’s reporting and process evolve to meet the challenges of the future.

  • Review the DCC/s302 certification process for the UKI, ensuring completeness and accuracy of disclosures and providing an overview to the Group Controller when required.

  • Be the main point of contact for the interpretation and implementation of new regulatory and reporting standards and amendments, working with our Group team where required.

  • Own SOX adherence within our UK&I business, playing a key role in oversight of the development of our control framework and maintaining best in class practice

  • Accountable for our annual reporting process within Sky, working with our various partners (Legal, CoSec, Tax, Treasury & Finance Delivery) to achieve excellence in our reporting

  • Ensure the finance function fully considers and reflects the impact of changes in accounting standards/regulations as part of commercial decision making, ensuring these are aligned with expectations of external auditors.

  • Be accountable for ensuring that reporting for FCA information requests as well as other regulatory or statutory reporting e.g. Ofcom is complete and accurate

  • Deputise for the Group Controller as and when required, preparing briefing notes when appropriate

  • Be a key contact for our audit partners, overseeing our delivery during key reporting periods and providing support to the Senior Finance Manager for escalated issues.

  • Lead a high performing team, providing development and support at all levels to ensure

What you’ll bring:

  • Substantial PQE with knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP reporting, ideally within a large organisation or professional services organisation

  • Experience of working with business partners to implement new reporting/regulatory requirements

  • A proactive attitude to risk identification, management and mitigation and a willingness to work with the business to improve control.

  • Excellent analytical skills with a high attention of detail, particularly in your approach to review of financial statements and/or associated management information

  • Good communication skills and a willingness to reach out to the business and be proactive in offering assistance and guidance

The rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place

  • A generous pension package

  • Private healthcare

  • Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you’ll work:

Livingston

This role can be based in either Livingston or London offices. In line with company policy, hybrid working is allowed.

Inclusion:

Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’ll do all that we can to support maintaining work/life balance.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you. 

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.