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Senior Financial Analyst, Motion Picture Group- Film Label Ops

Culver City , California

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Role Summary

The Sr Financial Analyst, Domestic Motion Picture Group a key member of the Divisional Finance team, primarily involved in the analytics of the Film Label Operations as well as the preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, multi-year plans, maintenance of film ultimates and ad hoc projects for MPG Finance.  As part of the day-to-day activities, this role will interact with all members of MP Divisional Finance and Accounting groups along with various members of the Label Operations groups.  Labels include Columbia, TriStar, 3000 Pictures, Screen Gems, WW Acquisitions, Sony Pictures International Productions and Sony Pictures Classics.  The SFA will work with the accounting team to gain a firm understanding of monthly financial results/processes as well as to communicate and knowledge-share financial plan assumptions.  This role will also coordinate with the International Theatrical and HE/TV distribution consolidation teams to ensure appropriate financial schedules, such as title forecasts, income statements and cash flow statements are prepared and delivered timely.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and prepare calendars, models and forecasts (Mid-Range Plan, Budget, Quarterly Forecasts, Bi-Weekly Forecast Updates) for one to two Labels within the Motion Picture Group.  Design models for Classics, working with Business Development for MPG, Legal and Co-Presidents for Classics.  Work with MP Managers to update and clear ultimates; prepare forecast decks, work on deal analyses (e.g., new TV slate deals) and specific analytical projects, which occur often.
  • Meet with Label Presidents and MP Bus Dev to discuss calendars, title placement options, current ultimates and TV/HE trends
  • Analyze and prepare operating reports to assist management in understanding their business results and help them improve their returns
  • Coordinate with Distribution divisions to better understand results and together, identify the optimum path to success
  • Provide financial analyses support for the MP Divisional Forecasts:  Deal and FX analyses, Participant/Partner Cash analysis and share clean-up, provide input to streamline, automate processes to cut time involved in preparing forecasts
  • Participate and collaborate with SPE accounting team in monthly close process, including performing corresponding analysis to ensure that all financial information is recorded accurately to reflect the business performance and aligned with business and financial policies; provide insightful information to management regarding forecasted and actual results.

Requirements

Experience

2-4 years combined accounting and planning experience.  Related industries within Entertainment/Music are a plus; also, Oil and Gas, LT contractors—i.e., Aerospace or Real Estate Developers industries may be considered

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics preferred; CPA, MBA or Masters in Accounting preferred

Skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong financial modeling background
  • Solid business acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinker and demonstrated experience in problem solving; recommend decisions based on data and business insights utilizing financial modeling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong follow-through and sense of urgency on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic and time-sensitive environment
  • Team player, personable, focused with a strong passion to learn and succeed
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Keep an open mind for process improvement and embracing change
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Windows, Essbase, Excel, Word, SAP/S4, and PowerPoint
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel a must with ability to work with high volume of data from multiple sources


*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


*As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at SPE_Accommodation_Assistance@spe.sony.com.

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