Discovery Communications

Management accountant

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/19/2018 9:00 AM)
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Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster, connects fans and athletes around the greatest sports events. Its channels, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosportnews, reach 249 million cumulative subscribers across 99 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. is Europe’s No.1 online sports news website with up to 23 million visitors each month. Eurosport Player is an all-access pass to the greatest events on the calendar, available anytime and on any device in 52 countries. Eurosport Events specialises in the management and promotion of international sporting events.



The candidate will be part of the Eurosport Accounting team – responsible of accounting duties of all Eurosport activity within Discovery Group.


Under the supervision of the Eurosport Controller Production Costs/ Services, General & Administration, the person performs the following tasks:

  1. Prepare timely, high-quality workpapers that support the preparation and/or review of journal entries, compliant with established internal controls
  2. Verify accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of accounting entries, through the preparation and/or review of journal entries and account reconciliations. 
  3. Analyse, interpret, and apply accounting standards in US GAAP and FR GAAP
  4. Prepare monthly, quarterly, or annual financial reports for both Eurosport and Discovery Group
  5. Prepare variance analysis to support both finance management team and business
  6. Comply with group policies and SOX narratives
  7. Improve and update working processes



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Ideally 3 years’ experience as corporate accountant in a listed company

Technical skills

  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and theory
  • Fluent in English (Working language)
  • Excel expert
  • Agility with financial systems (SAP and EPM knowledge will be a plus)

Personal Skills

  • Rigorous and reliable, safeguarding the use of sensitive/confidential information
  • Pragmatic and analytical skills
  • Working both independently and as part of a team, providing constructive feedback and initiating action
  • Good in communication, building effective working network with other departments


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