Full Time Job

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Opex / Capex

United Talent Agency

Los Angeles, CA 04-27-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
UTA seeks an experienced Director to be a key member of its Financial Planning and Analysis ''FP&A'' team. Reporting to the SVP of Finance, the Director will be the lead Financial business partner to the Corporate departments (IT, HR, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Workplace Services and others). In this role, the Director will partner with corporate leaders to ensure their departments are optimized to support UTA's strategic long-range plan on a cost-efficient basis. The Director will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing corporate department budgets and expenses, as well as capital spending, to drive ROI, cost savings initiatives, and support strategic decision-making. For these departments, the Director will oversee UTA's annual budget process and be responsible for maintaining ongoing financial forecasts, which will require working closely with the corporate department heads. This work will include, but is not limited to, evaluation of projects, org design, and vendor relationships. Additionally, this person will help to deliver regular financial reporting to UTA's investors, senior management, and lenders and will perform ad-hoc analysis and projects as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record of financial planning, budget management, and margin improvement through robust financial analysis. The candidate must have a strong attention to detail and the diligence to reconcile monthly vendor-level actuals against budgets. The candidate should also have a ''zero-based budget'' mindset and the confidence to question department leaders about proposed spend and challenge assumptions around potential returns or benefits. Another important aspect of this Director role is the responsibility, in collaboration with the Finance and Accounting department, to implement and enforce proper financial controls across the agency, particularly around budgets, payments, and cash management. This position offers significant exposure to executives and leaders across the agency. The role is based in Los Angeles and requires working out of UTA's Beverly Hills office at least 3 days per week.

The salary range for this role is $175,000 - $225,000 commensurate with experience and skills.

What You Will Do
• Establish cross-functional partnerships and collaborate with department heads across the organization
• Communicate regularly with senior management, both in writing and verbally, to share information on financial and operational performance
• Work closely with the corporate accounting team to ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting
• Develop and deploy Business Intelligence tools to support ongoing analysis
• Play a critical role in the construction of UTA's annual budget and ongoing financial forecasts
• Prepare monthly departmental reporting that enables business leaders across UTA to analyze performance relative to budget and prior periods
• Perform ad-hoc analyses and lead financial projects that address key strategic issues at the Company
• Ensure accuracy of financial models and develop new methods to improve the team's forecasting ability
• Assist with merger integration projects, as needed

What You Will Need
• 5+ years of experience operating in a similar role, preferably within a large, global organization
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
• Previous experience with budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and financial modeling/reporting
• Ability to analyze large amounts of financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
• Excellent communication skills; must be able to prepare high-quality presentation materials and explain complicated financial details and concepts
• Financial management experience with ability to establish policies and procedures to support the organization
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience using and managing accounting and budget/planning systems (NetSuite) preferred
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work closely with leaders across all UTA departments
• Strong leadership skills and demonstrated managerial capabilities
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail

What You Will Get
• The unique and exciting opportunity to work at one of the world's leading entertainment companies
• Access to the tools, leadership, and resources you will need to create and drive a center of excellence
• The opportunity to do the best work of your career
• Work in an inclusive and diverse company culture
• Competitive benefits and programs to support your well-being
• Experience working in a collaborative environment with room to grow



Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj0071-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $175,000 to $225,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
United Talent Agency

Leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content.