Full Time Job

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Warner Music Group

New York, NY 07-27-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Description
The FP&A department will provide coordination and support for all analysis groups throughout WMG. The department will partner on a wide array of analysis across all divisions including recorded music/music publishing deals (i.e. A&R, Licensing, JV/Profit Share, Administration, M&A), corporate (i.e. business development), operating performance/delivery tracking, market/competitive analysis, risk management, strategic opportunities and ad-hoc projects as needed.

High Level Job Description: The manager of FP&A will be responsible for supporting ongoing central financial planning and analysis, as well as viewing initiatives through a financial lens in a strategic planning capacity. The broad group is responsible for providing financial and strategic support for all of WMG segments (Corporate, Recorded Music, Music Publishing).

Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities:
• Assist in developing financial models and strategic assessments to address key business issues, e.g. evaluation of new business models; key deals and post mortem analyses; market analyses; media landscape overviews; programming and content deals; business and operational planning; valuation of internal assets; ROI analyses of WMG's investments in new businesses and technologies, etc.
• Support WMG's global target and budget process, including evaluating global music market forecasts by territory, quantifying investment opportunities and returns, accounting for financial impact of various operational events/decisions, and project managing process deadlines and deliverables
• Support central financial operations, including current fiscal year delivery plan, internal cost and margin analysis, and multi-year internal financial models
• Act as liaison between various departments for cross-functional projects
• Provide ad hoc analyses and presentations for senior management
• Provide support for CEO/CFO, board presentations, valuations, etc.
• Assist in approval process of affiliate deals, including preparation and submission of transaction summaries
• Support the development and updates to performance dashboards and management reporting tools
• Prepare ad hoc reports and ongoing analyses to understand key drivers and variances across all business units' operations
• Liaise affiliates to provide project management support, including conducting analyses and preparing presentation materials

Required Competencies/Skills:
• Strong understanding of finance and cash flow concepts/principles in conjunction with excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
• Ability to identify and solve problems; critical thinking skills
• Sophisticated financial modeling skills and PowerPoint/presentation skills; ability to create new models as well as 'refresh' existing financial models
• Ability to deliver value added analyses to senior management
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate with senior level management team
• Self-starter with a strong desire to learn and develop
• Ability to work independently as well as to work as part of a team; handle multiple tasks simultaneously, while working with a sense of urgency to meet assigned deadlines

Education/Experience Required:
• BA in Finance
• 4-6 years of finance-related experience in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, consulting, business development, or other analytic role
• Knowledge of music/media industry strong plus

Form Updated: 7/23/2020

Company Profile
Warner Music Group
With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville.
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