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Manager, Strategic Finance

9624

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90069 New York, NY, US, 10036

Finance/Accounting
Los Angeles
Full-Time

Paramount Global (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, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount 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, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions.

 

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Manager, Strategic Finance who will contribute towards optimizing the growth and performance of Pluto TV’s finance organization! This will be done by supporting executive decision-making, long-range planning, and organizational alignment of the free-streaming product of Paramount. This person will own KPI organization across the company and perform variance analysis on KPI trends to build impactful decision-making analysis for company leadership. The ideal candidate is proactive, driven and resourceful, with astounding quantitative, communication, and project management skills. This role offers a phenomenal opportunity to learn and grow within a high energy, high growth organization. This is a meaningful role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

 

  • Maintain a strong understanding of operating performance (e.g. KPIs, users), major deals and transactions, issues and challenges facing the businesses, and current trends in the streaming business
  • Conduct research and analysis into issues and questions raised by leadership to inform decision-making
  • Apply business analytics and insights to support the decision-making processes
  • Build and use company reporting to develop practical insights on business performance, delivering findings and recommendations to company leadership
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to help optimize business performance, including identification of trends, gaps, insights and areas of opportunity within the business.
  • Diagnose and proactively identify gaps and opportunity areas from forecasted KPI metrics and be able to efficiently and accurately resolve them
  • Monitor KPIs and business drivers, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of change to goals and forecast
  • Design and maintain executive reports and dashboards to track key performance measurements Qualities / Experience

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5+ years overall work experience with at least 3 years in business analytics related to operational performance measurements/KPIs.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - handle and synthesize large datasets to deliver critical insights in an easy-to-digest format for management and external partners.
  • Fantastic analytical skills with advanced business model development and financial forecasting abilities.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in financial systems (ERP/EMP) and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Alteryx) with a willingness (and quick ability) to learn new software. Basic querying proficiency preferred.
  • Global finance experience with knowledge of GAAP/IFRS (CPA/CMA a plus).
  • Advanced Microsoft Office / Google suite skills, particularly Sheets/Excel and Slides/Powerpoint.
  • Must be highly collaborative, positive and team-oriented!

 

 

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.

 

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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.


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