Manager, FP&A & Business Decision Support

40311

London, GB, W4 5YF

Finance/Accounting
London
Full-Time
Hybrid

 

 

 

Is this the role for you?

This position is responsible for playing a key role in the business decision support and forecasting for the activities of Paramount’s Home Entertainment International. 

 

What will you be doing?

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

Forecasting / Budgeting / Variance Reporting, which may include such things as:
•    Support the department in delivering P&L commitment for the year through developing well supported budgets and forecasts, proactively identifying risks and opportunities, analyzing variances, and working with stakeholders to ensure the financial commitment is “owned” and on track for success.
•    Develop and maintain financial models to streamline and automate forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning support, working with macros in Excel to help facilitate the process.
•    Analyze budget vs. actual variances proactively for timing vs. performance; identify go-forward risk and opportunities.
•    Work with certain international territories to assist in entering or entering the forecasts provided by territory. Review loaded data for accuracy and reasonableness.
•    Review proposed forecasts from certain international territories to identify risks and opportunities. Summarize and present those risks and opportunities to supervisor and internal stakeholders.
•    Participate in territory Budget and Estimate calls. Provide guidance and feedback to the local teams on their by-title / franchise forecast submissions.

 

Business Decision Support and Analysis may include such things as:
•    Provide financial support to Head Office and local marketing teams by providing ongoing reporting and ad-hoc analysis on title / franchise performance.
•    Review inception-to-date performance for new release titles, create 52-week extrapolated projections and compare against competitive title performance. 
•    Assist in the preparation of ultimate updates and greenlight analysis for slate titles and potential title productions or acquisitions in international territories, liaise with internal stakeholders such as Sales, Marketing and Market Intelligence groups to gain input and guidance for greenlights.
•    Review and summarize territory requests for inventory destruction or low-priced liquidation proposals to evaluate appropriateness and financial impact of the requested actions.
•    Perform other on-going reporting and analytical projects as well as on an ad-hoc basis as requested by senior management.
•    Work with Accounting, Legal and Commercial teams to resolve issues affecting the physical licensee business, such as (but not limited to) delays in royalty statement processing, invoicing, outstanding debt and contractually-applicable exchange rates.

 

Support Worldwide FP&A and Business Decision Support team, which may include such things as:
•    Assist in development and analysis of quarterly business review presentation materials and underlying support analyses and appendices.
•    Assist in generating monthly and quarterly consolidated reports and stay abreast of material issues. 
•    Assist in developing and/or updating ad hoc analysis to respond to business concerns or opportunities.
•    Work with IT to address data integrity and mapping issues to ensure that any dashboards, reports and analyses adequately reflect the division’s P&L activity.

 

What are we looking for?

Basic qualifications:
•    BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, Economics or fields related to Engineering, Science, Analysis
•    MBA strongly preferred
•    Minimum 5 years of financial planning, accounting and/or finance experience
•    Entertainment or media industry experience preferred 
•    Experience with Hyperion Essbase/SmartView required


Desired skills/experience:
•    Strong proficiency in all Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio), and exceptional / advanced Excel skills are required; experience with macros and VBA preferred
•    Strong complex financial modeling ability required.
•    Able to respond with urgency and accuracy in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
•    Excellent organizational and project management skills, along with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Strong initiative and ability to take ownership of a process are required
•    Must be able to reason logically and often independently to resolve issues and propose solutions to problems that have multiple stakeholders
•    Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and flexible
•    Team player with a demonstrated ability to operate in a cross-functional team environment
•    Experience with SAP preferred
•    Experience with Tableau, SAP Cloud Analytics, or similar visualization program is desirable.


Eligibility requirements:
•    Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
•    Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
•    Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United Kingdom

 

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+.

 

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

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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