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Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc

Manager, Procurement

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc - Knoxville, TN


Knoxville, TN


Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a Manager, Procurement (AP) in Knoxville, TN to join our Global Business Services team.

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Job Description:

Establishes and maintains accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, preparing financial reports and safeguarding the organization's assets. Maintains accounting and financial records and reports, including general ledger, financial statements, regulatory and management reports.

What you will be doing:

Responsible for managing the company accounts payable process and function in a professional and knowledgeable manner

Oversee the A/P department, including direct supervision of personnel

Review and approve Accounts Payable journal entries and Balance Sheet Account reconciliations

Develop Accounts Payable procedures as well as educate internal/external customers

Maintain Key Performance Indicators to identify and track accounts payable performance

Oversee Company Credit Card Travel and Expense Management system

Supervises technical, support and/or administrative employees; may occasionally supervise lower-level professional individual contributors as well

Accountable for the performance of a team, sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion

Makes decisions guided by established policies and procedures

Manages AP. Includes, Customer Vendor Relations, and the AP disbursement group which handles all check disbursements, 1099 and sales and use tax related matters

Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines.

Manages monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensures accuracy of financial statements.

Provides accounting assistance to project managers and operations staff; responds to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.

Acts as a liaison between the company, government and external accountants to meet information needs and to ensure that proper information is maintained for historical purposes.

Selects and hires employees for the groups mentioned above. Trains and evaluates employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product. Addresses performance issues and makes recommendations for personnel actions. Motivates and rewards employees including providing salary increases, bonuses and promotions within allocated budgets and company guidelines.

Prepare and educate personnel to improve their production capacity and work performance

Ability to utilize principles of analytical scientific reasoning to describe problems, obtain data, validate facts, and fashion out logical conclusions

Perform month end account reconciliations

Management of State and Local Sales/Use Tax returns

Conducts research per applicable tax laws and regulations to properly record and remit Sales and Use tax liabilities while mitigating audit assessments and risk

What you need to have:

BS/BA in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.

Minimum of 5 years of related experience, to include leadership of a team

It's a plus if you have:

Proficiency of SAP

MS/MA/MBA preferred

Ability to work independently as well as working collaboratively with team members across the organization and prioritize multiple deliverables with competing deadlines

Attention to detail and accuracy as well as strong organizational skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to foster positive working relationships across the organization

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About Discovery, Inc.

Discovery is the global leader in real life entertainment, servingpassionatefansaround the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each yearacross deeply loved content genres.

Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screensand services, from linear,free-to-air andpay-TVchannels to digital products and streaming services, to social and mobile-first content and formats.Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

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Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc


Manager, Procurement Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc - Knoxville, TN, United States


Location: Knoxville, TN

Company Profile:
Scripps Networks Interactive is the leading developer of high-profile, lifestyle-oriented content for many media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing. Our media portfolio of popular lifestyle brands - HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country - connect with viewers to provide relevant ideas, information and solutions every day, everywhere.