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VP of Strategy and Financial Planning
Los Angeles
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 This position will be responsible for the following:


      Build and present complex financial models for new content projects, joint ventures, distribution platforms, technologies, and content project financing by outside investors

      Create and maintain film, television, live theatrical and game ultimates and partner with SVP Finance & Accounting to manage company deal analysis and Greenlight processes


      Oversee all compliance and reporting for bank syndicate, including borrowing base certificates, production declarations, liquidity certificates, covenant tests, receivables financing, etc.


      In conjunction with SVP Finance & Accounting, communicate regularly with stakeholders on company's recent performance and upcoming projects


      Partner with division leaders and SVP Finance & Accounting to create and update annual Business Plan and budget, including film/TV/live theatrical/interactive slates, estimated sources and uses

of cash, capital requirements, sensitivity analyses, and overall company valuation (EBITDA multiple and DCF)


      Assist in due diligence process with potential outside investors


      Evaluate new business opportunities, organic growth initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, and investments


      Prepare ad hoc presentations for senior management and potential external partners


      Oversee development finance reporting


      Forecast and estimate quarterly and annual net income (GAAP based)


      Develop and enhance necessary dashboards to track business performance, identifying trends, and proactively engaging with functional leaders to stay ahead of key changes to the business.


      Partner with division heads to drive financial performance results.


      Develop open communication and productive work relationships with senior leadership, and the Finance/Accounting team.


      Act as a “right hand” to SVP Finance and “go-to” FP&A expert.


      Mentor direct report(s), guide day-to-day workflow and responsibilities.


      Manage the company’s corporate cash planning model to estimate monthly, quarterly, and annual cash needs accurately




      Develop and implement an iterative real-time process reflective of best practices for quarterly, annual, and 3-year planning and presentation to key stakeholders, including the CEO and President


      Establish and manage a common set of greenlight modeling practices, procedures, and timing for company content reflective of real-time turn around needed by individual divisions


      Collaborate with SVP Finance & Accounting to create GAAP based planning models for company/divisions; monitor relevant financial ratios against peer-based benchmarks to ensure performance trends and risks can be addressed timely in context of long-term strategic vision


      Earn the trust and confidence with the leadership teams in each division that this role/function is a high value add, responsive, proactive, and high-quality player that is indispensable in the Company’s success





The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a Financial Planning & Analysis capacity within the media and entertainment landscape with experience in management/strategic consulting, investment banking, or similar quantitative/strategic organization preferred.


The final candidate will have many of the following experiences, skills, and personal attributes:


      Established managerial background with experience in leading and mentoring direct reports to ensure professional development and performance


      Focus on execution/delivery; implementing plans through into action


      Expert Excel and PowerPoint skills


      Experience in film and television finance, economics, and valuation

      Solid understanding of GAAP accounting


      Strong intrinsic motivation


      Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact and build consensus internally with key influencers and stakeholders


      A track record of working collaboratively with internal and external resources to develop and implement proactive, thoughtful, creative, and impactful communications plans around significant events


      Proven capacity to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with the ability to maintain poise under pressure


      Proven ability to perform in a collaborative, team-oriented environment with a strong customer orientation (internal and external)


      A hands-on, "roll up the sleeves," action-oriented approach coupled with a comfort of working with small teams; strong, proven people management and development skills


      Must be impeccably honest and ethical. A successful executive who is smart, passionate, energetic, and results focused


      Willingness to travel as required





      Four-year college degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics, or similar field preferred.


      MBA encouraged




      The Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, 401K plan with employer contributions, holidays, and paid time off

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