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Finance Director, ViacomCBS International Studios

7820

Miami, FL, US, 33136

Finance/Accounting
Miami
Full-Time

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.

 

The Finance Director for ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Americas & International will excel at developing strong business partnerships and collaborating effectively with key partners. We are looking for an analytical, collaborative and proactive individual to build integrated budget and forecast processes across VIS. The role excels in understanding the key drivers and assumptions to lead budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning processes for both VIS and its key streaming partners – internal and external. The role works directly with Senior Management and our VCNI Corporate Finance Team. Reporting to the VCNI CFO with dual reporting to the Americas SVP/CFO, the role offers the right candidate wide ranging exposure to the evolving content industry in a successful and growing media organization. The Finance Director for VIS plays a critical role in providing senior management with an assessment of financial performance, including analysis of risks and opportunities. It also provides the ability to work collaboratively across all departments (programming, operations, marketing, distribution, production, planning and controllership).

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain programming forecasts for all active and future productions, including updating the Longview planning systems with variance explanations as required by departments.
  • Collect and roll-up detailed budget and forecast submissions across departments, challenge assumptions and understand key drivers for each business unit.
  • Conduct ongoing meetings with production teams to analyze the budget versus actual spend, and to identify areas for reallocating funds to remain on plan, and report on any risks and opportunities to management.
  • Build and maintain the annual budget, long-range plan and monthly forecasts, including cash planning
  • Participate in forecast, greenlight and film amortization and impairment processes.
  • Assist with analysis and explanations as related to monthly and quarterly financial packages
  • Assist in development of metrics and analysis of actual and forecasted amounts, against metrics, to ensure that forecasts are reasonable and accurate
  • Understand all relevant accounting policies, including revenue recognition, and work to implement them across all projects and regions
  • Work closely with Strategy, Production Management and Studio leads to understand business issues impacting revenue, direct expenses and overhead and identify and understand risks and opportunities
  • Assist in development of dashboards to guide insight into both financial and operational performance, with a focus on improving forecast accuracy and predictability

 

Basic Qualifications: (Qualifications you can measure) .

  • The ideal candidate will be highly thorough, possess strong interpersonal skills, be able to process many tasks simultaneously with accuracy and take the initiative to drive improvements in execution.
  • Experience in entertainment, streaming, licensing, or production preferred
  • Excellent financial modeling and analytical abilities (Excel)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Tableau and SAP. Smartsheet a plus
  • Exceptional analytical skills and passion for data
  • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Clear communicator with ability to present concepts and convey information to Senior Leadership in a concise and useful manner.
  • Ability to take the lead in improving processes and procedures.
  • Ability to influence and drive effective decision making.
  • Bachelor's degree required (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • MBA and/or CPA a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in similar role required
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English. Portuguese a plus.

 

Additional Qualifications: (Qualifications you CAN’T measure).

  • Proactive self-starter and phenomenal teammate
  • Ability to be flexible and lead a team in a changing industry and organizational landscape.
  • Track record of handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, preferably with a sense of humor
  • Attention to detail and ability to independently navigate complex issues; balance competing priorities and deliver results under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to take the lead in improving processes
  • Ability to influence and drive effective decision making.

 

 

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. 

 

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