Employers

Financial Analyst - TV Finance Back

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Beverly Hills,California 90210

Web Site:

www.mgm.com/#/about/careers

Company Profile

col-wide   

Category:

Accounting / Finance, Administration

Job Description:

MGM is looking for a dynamic Financial Analyst to join the Television Finance group.  Focusing on television production, the Financial Analyst will assist in all planning activities related to MGM’s scripted and unscripted productions. Responsibilities will include assisting in the preparation of quarterly reforecasts, development reporting, and the long range plan.


Responsibilities: 
 
• Maintain television planning models for all current TV series
• Work in conjunction with TV Distribution, Home Entertainment, and Accounting departments during quarterly reforecasts and long range plan to update series forecasts
• Reconcile actual performance versus forecast, provide variance analyses, and identify key drivers of performance or timing change
• Liaise with Post Production team to update TV production delivery schedules
• Assist in ad hoc analyses and special projects including sensitivity analyses to support sales deal evaluations
• Prepare Excel reports and PowerPoint presentations for Senior Management
• Assist in maintenance of the department database (Essbase)
• Assist in preparation of financial support during the TV series greenlighting processes

Job Requirements:

• BA/BS in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting  
• 1-3 years’ financial planning / accounting experience 
• Entertainment industry experience preferred
• Prior financial planning and analysis experience required. 
• Experience in financial modeling preferred
• Well organized, precise, and detail-oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with and communicate with all levels of management. 
• Desire and proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
• Ability to work well as a team member and deliver accurate information in a timely manner
• Excellent skills in Excel required
• Knowledge of Essbase and SAP preferred

Job Descriptions:

MGM is looking for a dynamic Financial Analyst to join the Television Finance group.  Focusing on television production, the Financial Analyst will assist in all planning activities related to MGM’s scripted and unscripted productions. Responsibilities will include assisting in the preparation of quarterly reforecasts, development reporting, and the long range plan.


Responsibilities: 
 
• Maintain television planning models for all current TV series
• Work in conjunction with TV Distribution, Home Entertainment, and Accounting departments during quarterly reforecasts and long range plan to update series forecasts
• Reconcile actual performance versus forecast, provide variance analyses, and identify key drivers of performance or timing change
• Liaise with Post Production team to update TV production delivery schedules
• Assist in ad hoc analyses and special projects including sensitivity analyses to support sales deal evaluations
• Prepare Excel reports and PowerPoint presentations for Senior Management
• Assist in maintenance of the department database (Essbase)
• Assist in preparation of financial support during the TV series greenlighting processes

Job Requirements:

• BA/BS in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting  
• 1-3 years’ financial planning / accounting experience 
• Entertainment industry experience preferred
• Prior financial planning and analysis experience required. 
• Experience in financial modeling preferred
• Well organized, precise, and detail-oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with and communicate with all levels of management. 
• Desire and proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
• Ability to work well as a team member and deliver accurate information in a timely manner
• Excellent skills in Excel required
• Knowledge of Essbase and SAP preferred