Sr Financial Analyst - Theatrical
Warner Bros. Discovery
I. JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION
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• Your New Role…
The Senior Financial Analyst – Global Brands & Experiences FPA will be responsible for providing timely and accurate forecasting, reporting and analysis for Warner Bros. Discovery Studios, working with business finance counterparts to gather inputs and understand drivers. You will develop deep competencies in this area, providing business and finance stakeholders the required information for decision making.
Your Role Accountabilities…
• Prepare preliminary forecasts for studio meetings and month end reporting.
• Reconcile actuals vs prior forecast/budget/prior year and provide variance analysis to explain performance.
• Work with studio FP&A to produce forecast, budget and long-range plans.
• Work with studio FP&A to evaluate financial impact of potential strategy decisions.
• Manage Ad Hoc analysis and financial data requests as needed, generating insights.
• Demonstrate and maintain high standards of accountability to deliver superior quality financial information on timely basis to business FP&A.
• Build strong relationships with business partner FP&A teams to enable the flow of information and knowledge sharing.
• Support development of systems, tools, and processes to facilitate efficient and accurate forecasting and analysis.
• Drive process simplification initiatives. Collaborate across boundaries and share best practices with other FP&A teams.
• Participate in meetings with business finance partners to understand forecast drivers and present prepared forecast and analysis data.
Qualifications & Experience…
• At least 4 years' experience in forecasting & analysis, finops or other relevant analytic business experience.
• Strong English verbal and written communication skills (must have).
• Strong proficiency in excel and other data analysis techniques. Demonstrated experience in financial modelling.
• Critical thinker and strong problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to frame issues, articulate findings and present optimal solutions.
• Proven ability to build confidence and trust with department members and external business partners.
• Experience working accurately and efficiently with high volumes of data under strict deadlines.
• Solid understanding of entertainment business preferred (Consumer Products and/or Global Themed Experiences Industry).
• Strong Accounting knowledge preferred.
• Essbase, SAP, Tableau experience preferred.
• Role based in Hyderabad, India; APAC market experience preferred.
II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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• Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual forecast process for the GBE segment, including revenue accruals review and forecasting, licensed revenue analysis and ongoing market trends. Review and forecast costs for new and ongoing projects and analyze trends where needed. Demonstrate and maintain high standards of accountability to deliver superior quality financial information on timely basis to GBE FP&A.
• Reconcile actuals vs prior forecast/budget/prior year and provide variance explanations. Conduct Ad Hoc analysis as needed. Participate in assigned GBE meetings such as, but not limited to: Monthly Close / Accruals / Forecast / Quarterly Business Revenue / Budget.
• Ensure effective communication with local stakeholders. Demonstrate solid communication skills to build and foster business relationships with business stakeholders.
• Support development of systems, tools, and processes to facilitate efficient and accurate analysis. Seak for constant process and routines improvements in the duties and task under its scope. Prepare ad-hoc analysis for GBE FP&A Finance and Business Stakeholders.
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IV. DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY
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How We Get Things Done…
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The Legal Bits…
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.
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