Rating

4.1/5
  • Skills
    3.8
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    3.3
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

Role Description

• Assist with month-end/quarter-end close processes • Management of the payments process by working closely with different business units to ensure contractual obligations are met • Finance system set up of payment schedules and loading budget • Support the monthly estimate process, working with businesses/geographies to ensure submissions are accurate and on time • Assist with ad hoc projects and tasks

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role mainly consists of updating finance report files from partners, communicating internally with team members about costs, and updating budgets and actuals. Ad-hoc projects also take up a lot of time which vary month-on-month. These could be anything from subscriber modelling for a potential new launch territory to looking at an expansion of content in an established region.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt how to use different finance platforms such as SAP and SNAP. I have become familiar with the business model of an SVOD service in hayu; understanding the essential processes that have to be performed regularly. In terms of personal skills, the ability to communicate with my team and manage my own time/tasks has been very important due to working from home, so that has improved dramatically which I can take forward into my professional career.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, as the year progressed and I became more comfortable with the reporting and projects, I would present the findings/numbers to senior management after working on them. This gave me great presenting experience and confidence going forward. I would also send out various updates/monthly reports to the rest of the hayu business via email. This would be FX rates or transaction report data on a monthly basis.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • My handover intern was extremely helpful with setting me up with the appropriate knowledge and skills to be able to perform tasks efficiently. My finance team in general have been helpful in terms of answering irregular questions I had about specific processes I had throughout my placement.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It is hard to look at the culture since I have been working from home. From team meetings however the atmosphere was always very friendly and warm; that makes you feel comfortable and that you have the chance to speak up.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the hayu/NBCUniversal team. Despite the experience being very different as I have spent most of the year working from home, I have been exposed to so many things in terms of how a finance team functions, and how important communication is within a finance team to run efficiently and effectively.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at NBCUniversal
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend NBCUniversal to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to NBCUniversal
  • To be yourself in the interviews, as your personality is very important when assessing intern applicants. Also that it is a great company to work for- so go for it!


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Accountancy, Financial Management

21st May 2021


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