• Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2018-10513
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Manager, FP&A is responsible for playing a key role in business decision support and forecasting activities for Paramount’s Worldwide Home Media Distribution partners (CBS Television and Viacom Media Networks).

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Forecasting / Budgeting / Variance Reporting responsibilities:

    • Provide support to the department in delivering P&L commitment for the year through developing well-supported budgets and forecasts, identifying risks and opportunities, analyzing variances, and working with stakeholders to ensure the financial commitment is “owned” and on track for success.
    • Build and maintain financial models to streamline and automate forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning support, working with macros in Excel to help facilitate the process.
    • Analyze budget vs. actual variances for timing vs. performance, identify go-forward risk and opportunities.
    • Build by territory and by title forecast for last quarter of CBS’ fiscal year.
    • Participate in subsidiary territory Budget and Estimate calls; Guide and provide feedback to the local teams on their by title / franchise forecast submissions.
    • Prepare quarterly forecast submissions to partners.

    Partner Business Decision Support and Analysis responsibilities:

    • Provide financial support to the Home office and local marketing teams by providing ongoing reporting and ad-hoc analysis on title / franchise performance.
    • Review inception to date performance for new release titles, create 52 week extrapolated projections and compare against competitive title performance.
    • Prepare title greenlight analysis for partner releases in all subsidiary territories (Domestic and International); Liaise with various stakeholders to compile comprehensive 3 year forecast and obtain partner approval.
    • Review and summarize territory requests for inventory destruction to determine if local offices are acting in the best interest of our partners.

    Worldwide FP&A and Business Decision Support team responsibilities:

    • Assist in the development and analysis of quarterly business review presentation materials and underlying support analyses and appendices.
    • Assist in generating monthly and quarterly consolidated reports and keep abreast of all material issues.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of financial planning, accounting and/or finance experience.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. MBA strongly preferred.
    • Strong proficiency in all Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio), and advanced Excel skills.
    • Strong complex financial modeling ability required.
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills, along with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Entertainment or media industry experience strongly preferred.
    • Experience with Hyperion Essbase/SmartView and SAP strongly preferred.
    • Must be solutions-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, and flexible.
    • Standout colleague with a demonstrated ability to operate and communicate effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

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