Full Time Job

Senior Analyst, Royalties


Culver City, CA 07-14-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Analyst, Royalties - Funimation


If it's anime, it's Funimation.

As the market leader in anime, we proudly deliver incredible fan experiences across television, feature films, events, collectibles ,and the Funimation App.

Headquartered in the US and connected by our global network, we're an anime-obsessed crew of media, tech, gaming and entertainment experts. As one of 400+ team members serving more than 49 countries and 10 languages, you'll play a key role in a worldwide community where fans and their passion will always have a place to belong.

Funimation is an independently-operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. Visit funimation.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Senior Analyst, Royalties will be a member of a dynamic team focused on generating, analyzing, reviewing, and delivering timely and accurate royalty reporting statements to content licensors by leveraging data analysis and problem-solving skills.

• Prepare animation royalty statements, review underlying transactional activities, research anomalies, and explain variances from the norm
• Ensure all financial obligations of the contractual agreements are met
• Coordinate with various internal teams to identify and resolve the root causes of issues to ensure data accuracy
• Coordinate with AP on billing and payment validation
• Perform second-level review of statements prepared by others
• Work on monthly and quarterly data validations and reconciliations
• Analyze and monitor revenue ingestion into royalty system
• Manage external inquiries and correspondence with licensors
• Contribute to royalty system development, testing, and implementation
• Drive continuous improvements of processes, documentation, and cross-training
• Support ad-hoc and special projects


Required Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting or related field
• Minimum 4 years of experience in finance, entertainment, or a related field
• Must have the ability to analyze large quantities of data, resolve discrepancies and drive to deliver data-driven answers
• Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills
• Accuracy, acute attention to detail, and ability to work independently
• Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills are required
• Outstanding time management skills to handle multiple and changing priorities

Preferred Skills:
• Familiarity analyzing financial accounting statements
• Ability to read and understand legal agreements
• Understanding of various video streaming business models (AVOD, SVOD) and content distribution platforms and apps (OTT, Mobile, Web, etc.)
• Advanced MS Excel skills
• Have strong competency in working with multiple systems, applications and be willing to learn new IT applications
• Experience with RightsLine
• Experience with system implementations and testing
Other Requirements:
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality
• Must have legal right to work in the U.S

Funimation offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life, short & long-term disability, 401(k) with a generous company match, ongoing employee development.

* Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbn6z6-3-236-68-118-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.