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Senior Financial Analyst - Television Finance Back

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Beverly Hills,California 90210

Web Site:

www.mgm.com/#/about/careers

Company Profile

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Category:

Accounting / Finance

Job Description:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (“MGM”) is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join its Television Finance group. We are seeking someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is able to multi-task in a growing finance department. The main responsibilities for this role will include managing all aspects of distribution revenues forecasting for film acquisitions, reviewing sub-distribution and buy-back contracts, maintaining ultimate models, and leading the regular finance review processes. 
 
Responsibilities:
• Key finance liaison for acquisitions business
• Review, analyze, and track all sub-distribution deals pertaining to rights acquisitions (predominantly TV rights deals)
• Develop a deep understanding of MGM’s output deals
• Proactively coordinate with acquisitions executives on assumptions pertaining to rights, minimum guarantee, box office assumptions and timing
• Maintain acquisition ultimate models 
• Coordinate with other members of Television distribution finance team to ensure consistency of assumptions in output deals and packages while working towards ensuring revenue and margin maximization on output deals
• Review accounting month-end actuals to ensure accuracy
• Ensure proper true-ups and minimum guarantee re-classes
• Resolve open items pertaining to rights grants, revenue forecasts, minimum guarantee allocations, film amortization calculations, cash flow forecasting of minimum guarantees, monitor and track distribution expenses and P&A spend
• Prepare material on ultimates and P&L for monthly operating reviews, quarterly forecasts, and long range plans to be presented to President of Worldwide Television Distribution and Acquisitions and VP of Acquisitions
• Prepare other ad-hoc reports as requested
• Ensure accuracy on internal reporting to Corporate FP&A, Acquisitions group, and Participation and Residuals team
• Interact with Home Entertainment, TV accounting, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury and external stakeholders to ensure accurate reporting of P&L and cash actuals and projections

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance/accounting position
• Experience within the film acquisition industry
• An understanding of ultimate accounting and content distribution; international experience a plus
• Must possess advanced level MS Excel skills and be proficient with accounting/financial software
• Proficiency in Essbase a plus
• Excellent communication, partnering, and presentation skills

Job Descriptions:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (“MGM”) is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join its Television Finance group. We are seeking someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is able to multi-task in a growing finance department. The main responsibilities for this role will include managing all aspects of distribution revenues forecasting for film acquisitions, reviewing sub-distribution and buy-back contracts, maintaining ultimate models, and leading the regular finance review processes. 
 
Responsibilities:
• Key finance liaison for acquisitions business
• Review, analyze, and track all sub-distribution deals pertaining to rights acquisitions (predominantly TV rights deals)
• Develop a deep understanding of MGM’s output deals
• Proactively coordinate with acquisitions executives on assumptions pertaining to rights, minimum guarantee, box office assumptions and timing
• Maintain acquisition ultimate models 
• Coordinate with other members of Television distribution finance team to ensure consistency of assumptions in output deals and packages while working towards ensuring revenue and margin maximization on output deals
• Review accounting month-end actuals to ensure accuracy
• Ensure proper true-ups and minimum guarantee re-classes
• Resolve open items pertaining to rights grants, revenue forecasts, minimum guarantee allocations, film amortization calculations, cash flow forecasting of minimum guarantees, monitor and track distribution expenses and P&A spend
• Prepare material on ultimates and P&L for monthly operating reviews, quarterly forecasts, and long range plans to be presented to President of Worldwide Television Distribution and Acquisitions and VP of Acquisitions
• Prepare other ad-hoc reports as requested
• Ensure accuracy on internal reporting to Corporate FP&A, Acquisitions group, and Participation and Residuals team
• Interact with Home Entertainment, TV accounting, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury and external stakeholders to ensure accurate reporting of P&L and cash actuals and projections

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance/accounting position
• Experience within the film acquisition industry
• An understanding of ultimate accounting and content distribution; international experience a plus
• Must possess advanced level MS Excel skills and be proficient with accounting/financial software
• Proficiency in Essbase a plus
• Excellent communication, partnering, and presentation skills