Manager, Finance - Television Distribution FP&A

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. - Culver City, CA (30+ days ago)4.1

Sony Pictures Television Distribution is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. We distribute programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution.

The Manager, Finance is a key member of the FP&A team, primarily involved in consolidation of quarterly forecasts, annual budget, multi-year plans and financial packages for month end/year-end tracking and analysis. This role is the main point of contact with SPE’s Corporate Finance team and interacts with every member of the FP&A team in the process of preparing for Corporate Reporting, Balance Sheet and Cash forecasting. This role also will also have exposure to forecasting for our 3rd Party Acquisitions program, and in ultimates, ad-hoc analysis and special projects.

Primary Responsibilities:
Consolidation of the financial budgets, quarterly forecasts, and multi-year plan.
Compile and track production assumptions from product owners.
Oversee releasing and marketing cost forecasting.
Ensure product owner passes are accurate and on-time.
Track performance relative to budgets and forecasts. Review actual results and concisely explain variances against budgets and forecasts based on territory, market and deal, and key product categories.
Liaise with accounting team to improve availability and flow of information.
Assist with the preparation of the monthly/quarterly CEO financial results presentations.
Prepare quarterly tax forecasts. This involves working closely with accounting and GTO to ensure tax and corporate requirements are met for individual licensing entities/territories.
Support quarterly ultimates and film model reviews.
Ensure that SPT’s Essbase environment is accurately updated with latest actuals, budget, forecasts and MRP. Maintain hierarchies and develop new reports as needed.
Manage two to three senior financial analysts.

5+ years experience in Entertainment / Media / Television Distribution preferred
3+ years management experience is required, including managing, developing and leading a team.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance is required.
MBA and/or CPA preferred.

Excellent communication skills especially with non-Finance individuals.
Strong financial modeling.
Solid business acumen and problem solving skills.
Experience with TV Production and TV Distribution license agreements.
Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.
Strong follow-through on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Critical thinker with excellent written and verbal communication,
Strong organization skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
Windows, Essbase, Excel, Word, SAP, and PowerPoint
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