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Senior Financial Analyst, Licensing Planning


Los Angeles, CA 04-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview & Responsibilities

The Licensing Planning team is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join the team! You will immediately contribute towards optimizing the growth and performance of financial processes within the Global Distribution Group Division. This position will be responsible for processing monthly revenue and cash flows and other various functions of the WWTV distribution business, providing analytical support for TV licensing sales activity.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: P&L
• Process monthly actuals and forecasted revenue; provide variances to forecast and report achievement against quarterly and full year targets
• Maintain Hyperion Essbase planning system in support of the preparation, review and submission of monthly reporting, quarterly reforecast and annual budget.
• Build and manage relationships with key Paramount departments including all areas of distribution and sales to capture relevant data to build/ revise reforecast as required
• Build and maintain financial dashboards
• Maintain the Cash Planning model for Monthly and quarterly forecasting.
• Conduct monthly cash forecast analyses and variance explanation to support management review
• Work closely with collections to update short term cash forecast
• Participate in research/development/implementation process of new systems
• Ad hoc assignment as needed

This role will report to the Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis working out of the Los Angeles Office on a hybrid schedule!

Basic Qualifications
• BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
• 4+ years of experience in Finance; preferably within the Media/Entertainment industry

Additional Qualifications
• TV Distribution Finance experienced preferred
• Advanced proficiency in Excel with good data mining capabilities required, as well as Word and PowerPoint
• Experience with planning systems, reporting software, and data visualization tools preferred (Hyperion Essbase, Cognos and Tableau)
• Ability to respond with urgency and accuracy in a fast paced, high pressure and dynamic environment
• Strong aptitude for financial analysis and modeling, well-developed analytical and conceptual skills with good judgment and decision-making ability
• Attention to detail and strong oral and written communication skills are required; able to research thoroughly and present accurate information precisely and confidently
• Must be self-motivated, flexible, and have excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi task

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio's iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures' passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.


Hiring Salary Range: $70,000.00 - 80,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7yye6-100-28-227-63-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000 Per Year ($ USD)