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SF Studios Accounting and Compliance Manager
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Industry

Entertainment

Category

Accounting & Finance

Experience

Experienced

Location: Stockholm

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Contact Person
Cecilia Bergendahl

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • The Accounting and Compliance Manager is responsible for providing accounting guidance for SF Studios businesses such as film rights investments, film and TV production accounting, film rights depreciations, stock accounting, acquisitions/divestitures, legal transactions, impairment, and other complex business transactions.
  • Prepare/review timely, high quality technical accounting memos on all key technical accounting matters for submission to CFO, CEO, Board of Directors, Bonnier or PWC
  • Manage and act as liaison in SF Studios-wide initiatives and cross-functional projects that directly impact accounting area to ensure IFRS and local compliance. Examples include regular updates of new accounting instructions that serve as a complement to Bonnier group accounting manual, due diligence on acquisitions and other significant business transactions such as divestitures, capex projects etc
  • Discover and find solution to unusual accounting matters, communicating results for non-accountants to understand
  • Oversee group reporting and preparation of all financial statements of SF Studios entities, and ensure that reports are compiled in line with IFRS, local frameworks and professional standards.
  • Provide global oversight of technical accounting policies and coordinate training for internal accounting teams as well accounting instructions to outsourcing partners in the Nordics, UK and US
  • Oversee company compliance procedures and risk mapping reporting
  • Provide quality assurance when policies, manuals and other documentation are updated
  • Run internal audits and oversee processes to ensure that SF Studios companies operate in line with accounting principles, and good internal control
  • The role is based in Stockholm and reports directly to SF Studios CFO

Requirements

  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience, focused on technical accounting or 10+ years as an auditor
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to lead, organize, and manage projects beginning to end that require coordinated efforts across multiple teams like Production, Distribution, Business Controlling, Financial Controlling and operations, Legal etc
  • Experience from entertainment, tech, telecom, media, film production or fintech business is advantageous, but not a must
  • Exceptional communication skills, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and simplified manner, and present findings and recommendations in both oral and written presentations
  • Manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive and creative approach and strong analytical skills
  • Excellence both writing and verbal communication in English and a Nordic language
  • Track record of working independently with limited guidance on simultaneous projects
  • Ability to respond to internal or external requests for support in a prompt and professional manner
About the company

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series and the streaming platform SF Anytime. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

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