• Director, Financial Planning

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    ID
    2018-9695
    Company
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Job Summary 

    This Corporate FP&A position will manage and execute monthly/quarterly financial deliverables for the company’s management while embracing industry best practices. 

     Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Play a key role in planning activities for Paramount Pictures, including coordination with Business Units to prepare annual Budget, periodic updates, and various ad hoc analyses
    • Maintain financial models to forecast revenues and costs on a by-film basis
    • Calculate impacts of various risks and opportunities with respect to forecast results (i.e. sensitivity analysis)
    • Prepare summaries of actual and forecast results for review by senior management; analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into simple presentations
    • Monitor movements in foreign exchange rates and associated impact on forecast results
    • Create and maintain the forecast reports issued weekly and used throughout the organization by senior management and parent company
    • Develop & own the consolidation process for yearly plan and quarterly estimates; includes coordinating with all business units, allocating amortization by title and strata, and reviewing overall plan for reasonableness and accuracy
    • Create and update by-territory P&L to analyze performance across territories
    • Prepare year-end business unit performance summaries used by senior management
    • Oversee day-to-day management of corporate Hyperion system and quarterly submission to corporate parent, managing the systems administrator
    • Develop, manage and train financial analyst and annual summer intern
    • Act as liaison to planning counterparts at corporate parent and to accounting and tax departments within Paramount
    • Oversee collection and sharing of data related to due diligence and related special projects
    • Maintain current knowledge of the entertainment landscape including all platforms, key talent, and product releases

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
    • 7+ years related finance experience

    Additional Qualifications

    • MBA and/or CPA a plus
    • Strong systems acumen, specifically with Finance  (Hyperion, Essbase, HFM)
    • Excellent communication skills and able to interface with all levels within the organization
    • Must be highly organized, analytical and detail-oriented
    • Knowledge of financial accounting and FP&A
    • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Ability to take ownership of a process and drive results
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Film experience preferred but not required
    • Experience with Hyperion a plus 


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