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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst - Major Studio UP TO $90s +OT/Bonus

Recruiting Resources, Inc.
Culver City, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Global entertainment studio is hiring for a Senior Financial Accounting Analyst to join the Global Financial Operations of the Motion Picture Group. Excellent opportunity for someone coming out of public accounting who is interested in media and entertainment! Hybrid office schedule 3X a week in West LA. Must be fully vaccinated.

This role will be responsible for accounting, financial reporting and related analysis functions coupled with continuous improvement, standardization and simplification of those functions and outputs within the MPG team. This individual will also work closely with the studio's outsource accounting provider, CapGemini, and will be responsible for providing training and oversight of the team. A successful candidate will approach this position with a constructive mindset to challenge the status quo, aiming to redesign the accounting function under an outsource model supported by CapGemini.


  • Review production agreements for titles releasing during the month to ensure proper accounting policies are followed and liaise with territories accordingly;
  • Review master data for titles and coordinate update if necessary;
  • Perform catalog amortization analysis (monthly / annually) and record journal entries to ensure appropriate rates have been applied and amortization posted;
  • Review released title amortization and provide explanations on main drivers;
  • Monitor trial balances for each territory and coordinate with local office for explanations;
  • Run report to identify unsettled production costs, investigate and follow up as necessary;
  • Review month end close tasks performed by CapGemini and provide assistance if necessary;
  • Review Corporate reports and schedules prepared by CapGemini Team
  • Compile month end reports and research variances;
  • Liaise with Divisional Finance to ensure accuracy and coordinate with CapGemini for reclass entries;
  • Prepare cash flow actual reports, compare against budget/forecast and review with Divisional Finance;
  • Prepare statutory and tax audit requests, with a mindset of building processes that can be transitioned to CapGemini in the future;
  • Prepare and submit submissions to external auditors;
  • Preparation and review of schedules provided to external auditors, including coordination of Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”) internal control requests;
  • Prepare Revenue and Operating Income reconciliation against budget/forecast, with input from Divisional Finance;
  • Define, refine and implement all aspects of the “GFO Model”. This includes active participation in defining the interaction model with MPG ITF, Capgemini, and the MPG commercial teams as needed; playing an integral role in maintaining a strong control environment; executing on the appropriate reviews and feedback mechanisms;
  • Help to identify and implement opportunities to eliminate low value work and standardize processes which will reduce complexity and enable greater benefits to be derived from technology (RPA, SAP S4/Hana, etc.);
  • Foster an environment which embraces change and thrives in dynamic situations which can often have both unclear and uncertain outcomes;
  • Champion the concepts of: Simplification, Standardization, Elimination and Robotization (ESOAR).


Experience Requirements:

  • Strong Accounting experience (Public Accounting experience is a plus), minimum 3+ years;
  • Experience with complex ERP systems and General Ledger postings (SAP a plus);
  • Basic understanding of film accounting is a plus;
  • Strong MS Excel skills required (Modeling, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, VBA Macros, etc.);
  • Experience providing oversight and review of shared service centers a plus;
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and problem solve with reasonable independence;
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects while working in a cross functional team environment;
  • Ability to follow-through with co-workers on projects/tasks by setting guidelines, timetables and clear sense of expectations;
  • Ability to develop, prepare and present issues/projects/presentations to co-workers and senior management;
  • Strong level of communication and interpersonal skills working with staff in multiple time zones and countries;
  • Change agent mindset.

Required Education:

  • BS in Accountancy
  • CPA highly preferred.

Recruiting Resources, Inc.


Culver City, CA


Finance and Insurance

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