Executive Director, Finance

Sony Pictures Entertainment   •  

Culver City, CA

Industry: Arts & Entertainment


11 - 15 years

Posted 392 days ago

General Summary

ED Financial Planning & Analysis US Television Production


  • Reports directly to the SVP Finance and manages a team of six professionals
  • Responsible for all aspects of the financial planning process for both the income statement and cash flow.  This includes mid-range plan, quarterly forecast, and budget processes
  • Build and maintain series ultimates for purposes of financialreporting, and planning in accordance with GAAP and ASC 926
  • Maintain appropriate controls within the planning and ultimate process as required by Sarbanes Oxley
  • Partner with Business Affairs to develop financial models in support of talent and network negotiations
  • Prepare financial models for “greenlight” approval of all series and pilots ordered to production, ensuring that financial metrics are in line with company financial targets
  • Work closely with distribution divisions to understand distribution ultimates along with annual revenue and cost
  • Prepare financial presentations for operations
  • Develop and implement processes to leverage existing tools and streamline workflows.
  • Complete special projects for operations and finance as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA degree with accounting/finance focus required
  • Ten+ years public and/or private accounting experiencerequired.  TV production industry experience a plus.
  • Five + years hands on experience with ultimate accounting in accordance with ASC 926
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Entertainment experiencepreferred
  • SAP or Essbase knowledge preferred
  • Strong MS Excel skills required
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and problem solve
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong accounting / GAAP knowledge
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical and PC skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all levels of management.


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