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Senior Finance Analyst

11774

London, GB, NW1 8TT

Finance/Accounting
London
Full-Time

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

Is this the role for you?

 

We are looking for a Senior Finance Analyst to join the finance department looking after Ad Sales and Ancillary in our UKAIC Cluster team (UK, Australia, Israel and Canada). This roles sits in the UK team which manages the relationship with our Ad Sales partners, with this role having the following roles and responsibilities:

 

What will you be doing?

 

  • Being responsible and accountable for forecasting (short and long range), actualising, reporting, analysis and control of your relevant areas of the linear ad sales and ancillary P&Ls
  • Business partnering with relevant teams such as Commercial, Research, and Events, and using such relationships to build out thorough forecasts
  • Streamlining, improving and when needed setting up processes so they can be run efficiently
  • Being able to create capacity and cover, and when necessary, deputise for, the other members of the team
  • On a weekly, monthly and ad-hoc basis provide and clearly communicate insightful, concise variance analysis and P&L summaries having tracked and understood the KPIs and drivers of revenue performance
  • Partnering with the business on set up and P&L recognition of commercial revenues and costs
  • Partnering with the business/senior finance manager/commercial finance director/other members of finance on ad-hoc analysis and evaluation of commercial opportunities/risks
  • Initiate financial processes and value add reporting across the advertising and ancillary P&Ls
  • Build relationships with and demonstrate commercial capability of the team to the rest of the business
  • Maintain and accurately update any inputs required to forecast on a weekly and monthly basis, particularly the Ad Sales revenue models and Risk and Opps tracker
  • Owning the loading of P&L forecasts into the financial system
  • Support GBS (our Shared Service team in Budapest) to ensure month-end, balance sheet and invoicing are correct
  • Maintaining internal controls and assisting with annual audit, financial reporting and SOX requirements
  • Pro-actively, continuously improve efficiency and robustness of all processes to create capacity in the team

 

What are we looking for?

 

  • Able to prioritise appropriately, working to tight deadlines
  • A self-starter who can work without direct supervision and has a high level of attention to detail whilst being able to maintain focus on the bigger picture
  • Ability to comprehensively understand and deeply analyse problems/data providing recommendations/conclusions
  • Committed to delivering high quality outputs every time with the ability learn quickly from their mistakes
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • A completer-finisher who can challenge the status quo and will pro-actively continuously improve processes
  • Can independently build relationships and deal with finance and non-finance stakeholders of all levels of seniority
  • A team player who will ‘pitch in’ when required and can both manage upwards

 

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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. 

 

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.