Senior Analyst, Capital Planning
Warner Bros. EntertainmentBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Studio Facilities (WBSF), a cornerstone of Warner Bros., is seeking a talented professional to join the WBSF Finance team. This position will play a vital role in the WBSF capital strategic planning and reporting process. This includes, but not limited to, preparing and analyzing annual capital budget, performing analysis and providing financial support on capital-related initiatives and other investment opportunities, tracking and reporting project spending, and budgeting/forecasting cash flow. This position will interact with finance and non-finance staff and management and with Enterprise Financial Services (EFS).
Track capital spending and cash flow on all capital projects, manage capital budget contingency balance, and ensure correct recording of capital vs. operating expenses related to projects. Consolidate capital spend information in US and UK, and provide status reports to senior management on project spend. Review asset under construction (AUC) balances, track intra-company profit balances, track project change orders, and work with finance team and operations team to ensure accurate and timely elimination of internal profits and settlement of project costs in the P&L and the Balance Sheet. Coordinate with finance and operation personnel and with corporate personnel on capital or fixed asset related matters. Research and provide recommendations on what costs should be treated as capital vs. operating expenses. Calculate and record capitalized interest as required.
Prepare, analyze, and consolidate capital budgets for the business unit. Budget/forecast capital spending, depreciation, and associated cash expenditures. Research and analyze variance vs. budget/forecast, and document and present to management variance analysis and explanations. Conduct financial analysis (NPV, ROI, IRR, and payback) related to capital budget requests. Assist WBSF Burbank and UK departments with their capital requests and submissions. Act as the point-of-contact within the business unit for capital budget system issues, including training and trouble-shooting.
Prepare fixed asset capitalization and asset maintenance requests, and work with finance and operations teams to timely and properly capitalize assets when ready for use. Perform annual review of fixed assets and work with finance and operations teams to retire or write off assets no longer in use.
Assist with investment and acquisition analysis, including preparing NPV/ROI analysis, SWOT and sensitivity analysis, and preparation of PowerPoint presentation.
Perform GAAP and IAS research. Perform ad-hoc analysis and special projects as needed.
Assist with month-end and quarter-end financial close analysis and reporting as related to depreciation or project related costs. Research and initiate/prepare project cost accrual journals and other adjusting journal entries as needed.
What do we require from you?
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration required.
CPA and/or MBA preferred.
Must have 3+ years of relevant experience in Finance or Accounting.
Experience with capital budgeting and project tracking.
Experience with financial metrics and financial modeling.
Knowledge of financial concepts.
The successful candidate will spend a significant portion of the day using the PC. Such software includes, but is not limited to:
MS Excel (advanced).
MS Word (proficient).
Business Warehouse (preferred).
MS PowerPoint (proficient).
Various other supporting systems.
Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world's most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.
Business Unit Overview
Warner Bros. Studio Facilities (WBSF) oversees the physical operations of the historic 110-acre main lot in Burbank including its 30 soundstages and 20-acre backlot, as well as production-related services including costume, set-dressing, construction, set lighting, catering, transportation, photography and much more. The production site also hosts tours for consumers offering guests intimate views at the inner workings of thriving entertainment studios.
Job Code: 169113BR
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