• Senior Manager, Studio Finance

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2019-12712
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Senior Manager, Studio Finance will support the financial planning and analysis (FP&A), capital planning, and strategy and decision support for the Paramount Pictures Studio Group division. This role reports to the Executive Director, Finance for Studio Operations. Responsibilities include: 

    • Supports all Studio Group lines of business in the division-wide consolidation of financial statements.  This team serves as the primary the Studio Group liaison to Corporate FP&A.
    • Supports capital planning efforts for the Studio Group division by modeling investment/return analyses, preparing capital approval documentation, and shepherding the overall capital approval and reporting process
    • Assists with the preparation of annual operating budgets, quarterly forecasts, monthly variance analyses, and various ad hoc strategic support for the Studio Services department
    • Maintains the group’s reporting frameworks and tools; works cross-functionally with various business partners to determine and further develop their analytical needs
    • Supports development of long-range strategic plans, forecasts and initiatives for the business unit including identification and analysis of business growth opportunities and investments
    • Manages various recurring processes and tasks: KPIs, weekly “flash” reporting, monthly performance results, and quarterly budget/estimate presentations
    • Maintains excellent working relationships with operational business partners and other finance staff to facilitate accurate and timely reporting of issues and results

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years' professional experience with emphasis in corporate finance, pro forma modeling, and financial statement analysis
    • Excellent analytical skills and a competency with financial planning and investment analysis concepts
    • Advanced Excel modeling and PowerPoint “deck-writing” skills
    • Familiarity with corporate accounting systems (SAP, Hyperion)
    • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting; MBA preferred

    Additional Qualifications

    • Requires strong time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively balance and execute on multiple competing priorities
    • Previous experience in studio operations, real estate, capital acquisitions, and/or hospitality environment is a plus
    • Passion for the entertainment industry

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