Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
First Look MediaNew York, NY
Full Time Job
First Look Media is looking for a Director, Financial Planning & Analysis for our New York City office . This is a newly created role reporting to the Senior Vice President, Finance.
The ideal candidate is a professional, hands-on, self-starter who can move seamlessly from independent tasks to acting as a valuable team-player. The candidate possesses intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills and a strategic mindset with strong attention to detail.
The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic who can work under pressure and who feels comfortable working in a dynamic, rapidly changing multi-stage enterprise. The candidate must be a resourceful leader with refined communication skills, ease with technology, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to build consensus among a variety of cross-functional senior executives.
Direct process and development of annual budget, long-term plan and quarterly forecasts. Including projections for operating revenue and expense, cash, capital and manpower plans.
Take ownership of the planning process which includes distribution of planning guidelines to operational leaders, assisting and advising operational leaders in formulating plans and reviewing/refining plans in time to meet deadlines.
Develop, monitor and analyze KPIs, flagging trends and causes of plan variances while making recommendations for meeting plan.
Hands-on financial model-building and maintenance of existing forecast, budget and cash flow models ensuring that models are efficient and periodically evaluating enhancements and revisions as necessary.
Ensure revenue and profit participations function is properly reflected in plans and actual results.
Develop and oversee monthly financial reporting for operating heads, meeting with various department heads to ensure the numbers are reflected correctly and that variances to plan are elevated.
Develop presentation materials for internal and external stakeholders.
Work closely with Accounting team on the quarterly and year end close processes ensuring and guiding that financial results are reflected accurately, elevating issues and recommending resolution.
Be proactive in recommending improvements for efficiencies in financial processes and financial systems posing creative and resourceful solutions.
Work on ad-hoc modeling and analysis projects.
Train, mentor and supervise the skill development of direct reports.
Background & Qualifications:
B.S in Accounting or Finance required, C.P.A. and M.B.A. (Finance) preferred
10-15 years of experience in FP&A and/or Corporate & Operational Finance capacity for a Media & Entertainment company; Film production, Subscription model and/or Not-for-Profit media accounting & finance a significant plus
Strong knowledge of GAAP; high level understanding and experience preparing GAAP statements of cash flow, balance sheet and P&Ls
Advanced analytical skills; complete working knowledge of financial projections, ROIs, valuations
Cash forecasting skills required
Experience in short-term and long-term budgeting, forecasting, rolling forecasts and line of business profitability analysis
Strong modeling skills; experience with developing and maintaining financial models that support strategic initiatives
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, Strong knowledge of Cloud-based ERP systems
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure and manage deadlines
Ability to delegate, supervise and motivate people
Highly organized, clear and refined communicator, able to address large groups at all management levels
Demonstrated ability to establish trust and develop strong working relationships with team members of all levels in a hands-on capacity
About First Look Media
First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.
First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Field of Vision, and the recently launched Topic SVOD service, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.