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Senior Production Financial Analyst

Marvel Entertainment

Burbank, CA 06-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

This position requires solid analytic and organizational skills, with a strong Finance/Accounting component. This role will be heavily involved in the day-to-day finance operations of feature film development, production, and budgeting. Some of the duties included therein are:

Corporation and Show Set-up
• Builds corporate structure/flow chart for incentive planning and maintains implementation though all stages of production
• Opens bank accounts for specific filming locations, obtaining signatory information and establishing account signers from both studio and freelance team for processing payments via checks and online
• Tracks crew hiring to create assumption agreements for union contracts, working with Labor Relations and payroll companies to ensure signatory status for IA/DGA/SAG are triggered timely

Production Prep
• Initiates invoice payments and ushers studio finance approvals. Monitors bank activity and account balances, placing stop payments when necessary, managing daily positive pay activity, and uploading files for batch payments
• Sets up accounting office both local and abroad, ensuring process and functionality is maintained for various production locations and users
• Works directly with feature film production accounting staff on reviewing approvals for studio on invoices, competitive bids, check requests, and petty cash
• Update and approve templates for show forms, including deal memos, check requests, and competitive bids

Production Accounting
• Weekly submits Production funding and currency hedge requests thru wire transfers, reconciling actuals of spot buys and FX hedges in wire log. Works with treasury to establish foreign currency purchase and incentive sells, calculating blended rate for gain/loss to show.
• Initiates and processes payments via SAP, online banking software, and third party accounting system
• Journal studio costs in SAP, identifying and correcting all miscodes on show's subledger balances
• Sets up show credit facilities and acts as point person for all credit card authorization issues/declines
• Work with freelance accounting crews to provide guidance on production finance policies and procedures
• Tracks and compiles necessary information for production incentive and guild audits

Corporate Reporting
• Tracks and reports talent contracts, submitting pay or play commitments quarterly to controllership
• Runs weekly SAP Production and Funding Numbers, flagging erroneous charges and journaling any miscodes to proper show's chart of accounts
• Sets up show Y-bill for studio charges and works with cashier to monitor Y-bill payments and tracking outstanding studio Y-bill charges

Basic Qualifications:
• Solid accounting or production finance acumen through either work experience or education. Familiarity with Film Production a plus. BA/BS required, preferred in Economics, Accounting, or Finance related major
• Strong proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). SAP knowledge a plus. Familiarity in production accounting software a plus
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, make preliminary decisions and change course of action quickly
• Detail oriented with the ability to work well under pressure and maintain professionalism and service orientation
• Strong organizational and follow-thru skills, keeping manager informed on completed tasks and status of current tasks at hand
• Ability to work with highly confidential material
• Effective communicator, both verbally and written
• Ability to build relationships, both internally and externally, and must be able to interact with all levels of management and be an integral team player
• Ability to be proactive, resourceful, and flexible
• Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision

About Marvel Studios:

Marvel Studios has created one of the most powerful brands by bringing memorable, life-changing storytelling to the world through incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises have redefined the genre in building a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel Studios, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with a vision as far-reaching as our stories.

This position is with Marvel Studios LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Marvel Studios.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5zp9z-3-236-84-188-42 in your application.