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Director Financial Planning & Analysis

6114

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Finance/Accounting
Los Angeles
Full-Time

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Direct financial planning & analysis, capital planning, and strategy & decision support within Paramount Pictures’ Studio Group division, reporting to the Vice President, Finance & Planning.  This position directly supports Production Services, Consumer Services, and Set Lighting & Grip businesses. 

Lead preparation of annual operating budgets, monthly/quarterly forecasts, variance analyses, and various strategic assessments in support of Paramount Pictures’ Production Services, Consumer Services, and Set Lighting & Grip business units 

Support capital planning efforts for assigned business units:  model investment/return analyses, prepare capital approval documentation, and ensure successful capital approval 

Responsible for long-range strategic plans and initiatives for assigned business units including identification and analysis of business growth opportunities and investments 

Identify opportunities and inefficiencies to drive overall profitability 

“Own” various recurring processes and tasks:  KPIs, weekly “flash” reporting, monthly performance results, and quarterly budget & forecast presentations 

Maintain reporting frameworks and tools, working cross-functionally with various business partners to determine and address their analytics needs 

Maintain excellent working relationships with executives, operational business partners, other Paramount/ViacomCBS peers, colleagues, and resources 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

MBA preferred 

5 years (post-MBA) professional experience with emphasis in FP&A, corporate finance, pro forma modeling, and financial statement analysis 

Experience in operations-intensive businesses (studio operations, real estate, hospitality) 

Excellent analytical skills and a competency with financial planning and investment analysis concepts 

Requires strong time management & organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively balance and execute on multiple competing priorities 

Expert-level Excel modeling and PowerPoint “deck-writing” skills 

Familiarity with corporate accounting systems (SAP, Hyperion) is a plus 

Passion for the entertainment industry! 

 

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ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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 are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles