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Director, FP&A Finance


Beverly Hills, CA 02-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Role: Director, FP&A

Reports to: VP Finance, Endeavor Content

Location: Beverly Hills, CA

Company Description: Endeavor Content is a leader in the development, financing and sales of premium film, television, theater, audio, and live content. Endeavor Content seeks to facilitate more ownership and creative freedom for artists, creators and production companies in the ever-changing media landscape. Endeavor Content is a studio that has evolved to meet today's changing business needs and is committed to advocating diversity and equality within our industry.

Endeavor Content has been behind over 100 projects annually that have garnered numerous awards and commercial success. Endeavor Content's recent projects include films ''The Lost Daughter'' and ''Just Mercy''; television series ''See'', ''Killing Eve'' and ''Nine Perfect Strangers''; Rihanna's ''Savage x Fenty Fashion Show'' special; and live event ''Rocketman Live.''

Endeavor Content (EC) is a division of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.

EC is looking for a Director Financial Planning & Analysis to join its Finance team, reporting to the VP Finance. The position will spearhead oversight of multiple financial functions, including but not limited to the development of pro-forma greenlight models, updating and maintaining ultimate models, by title budgeting/forecasting and actuals tracking, management reporting and month-end close support.

Job Responsibilities:
• Analyze talent, distribution, and equity deals to create content pro-forma models to facilitate greenlight decisions
• Collaborate with creative, business affairs and physical production executives to track, monitor and update content ultimate models to provide real-time financial performance indicators and profitability metrics
• Partner with Finance and Accounting teams to monitor and reconcile by title actual results against forecast/plan to ensure accurate reporting for monthly and quarterly financial closes. Research anomalies to determine appropriate disposition.
• Develop dynamic models for valuation of content acquisitions and investment strategies
• Assist with the preparation and submission of the annual budget, 3-year strategic plan and quarterly reforecasts including amortization patterns and third-party producer/participant share reporting
• Collaborate with Participation team to ensure accurate talent calculations and reporting; identify and resolve discrepancies
• Ability to understand and interpret complex development, production and co-financing agreements to facilitate strategic deal discussions and back-end modeling
• Liaison with Accounting group and internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with internal controls and stated policies and procedures.
• Identify risks & opportunities to enable business decisions and communicate strategies to achieve stated targets
• Self-motivated individual with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
• Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and delivery of all regular and ad-hoc management requests

• BA/BS in Finance, Business or Economics. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
• Strong understanding of Accounting principles, specifically ASC 606
• 5+ years relevant financial forecasting and modeling experience in the Entertainment / Media industry required
• Ability to lead projects independently from start to finish, working with internal and external teams to make decisions and maintain momentum
• Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple deliverables and manage toward evolving deadlines
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level of comfort working with all levels of management
• Attention to detail and results oriented
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely
• Self-motivated with an ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, results-oriented environment
• Advanced Excel modeling skills required
• Working knowledge of SAP general ledger (ECC) and budgeting/planning (BPC) systems preferred

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.