Finance Manager: Content and Revenue

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15 Jun, 2016

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

Job description

ShowMax seeks to appoint a pro-active and dedicated individual to assume responsibility as Finance manager responsible for content and revenue. The successful candidate will form part of the finance function, reporting to the CFO and Content GM and will be based in our Johannesburg office.


Competitive global business environment
Technology, media & telecommunications sector
Pay television environment
Digital media content environment
Multi-cultural environment
Regulated environment
Fast changing environment
Dynamic organization
Policies & procedures

Suppliers (Major and Independent Studios)
Myriad Programming


1.Financial Content:

Prepare annual content and operational budgets for the company.
Liaise closely with content department, in respect of the presented budgets, to assist them in finalizing their budget documents.
Manage monthly amortization of content, including operational budgets (I/S, B/S & Cash Flow):
Inform the relevant stakeholders should there be significant variances so they can adjust accordingly.
Liaise with Content as to the reason for the significant variances.
Prepare monthly cost centre reallocation journals.
Manage audit year-end and interim related queries.
Instruct the relevant stakeholders of any budgetary changes required by Finance.
Ensure that any required budgetary changes are made.
Create 10 year rolling budget and forecasts.
Prepare budget forecasts and analysis of the content budget and inventory.
Monitor changes on content management system and content inventory in terms of the budget.
Support Content acquisitions with the preparation of offer analysis including budget impact and scenario analysis.
Review agreements with partners to ensure proper accounting treatment of revenue
Review and sign-off on bank reconciliations on revenue account
Involvement in forecasting and budgeting of revenue
Provide commentary on budget variances

2. System and Process Implementation Content:

Assist in the development and implementation of the content management system.
Assist in the development and implementation of systems and process workflows.

3. Analysis Content:

Analyse the effect of the content strategies.
Analyse the effect of the acquisitions of independent and studio output content, including the production of original content.
Assist with maximizing content inventory allowing for various viewer consumption trends.
Analyse other ad-hoc projects
Provide commentary on variances compared to budget and forecasts
Analyse trends in subscriber numbers and the impact on revenue

4. Administration

Draft analysis and presentations for ad-hoc and strategic initiatives.
Any additional tasks allocated / required by business.


A relevant post graduate degree CA (SA) is essential
Prior media experience will be an advantage
Strong knowledge of and a passion for TV is essential
Advanced computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel etc.) is essential
Negotiations experience will be an advantage
Financial management and strategic planning is essential
Prior experience of presentations will be an advantage


Exceptional organisational skills
Extremely creative and flexible
Innovative thinking
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Good co-ordination skills and meticulous attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to continuously improve methods / approaches
Commitment to continuous learning
Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
Ability to coordinate the efforts of a team of diverse creative employees
Solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
Energy, enthusiasm and drive
Build trust and value others

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