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Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Discovery Communications
Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Job Code
    113976275
Discovery Communications


Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

US-CA-Los Angeles

Job ID: 24475
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance
US-CA-Los Angeles

Overview

Essential member of the US Networks FP&A team supporting Discovery, Science Channel & Animal Planet. Reporting to the Vice President, FP&A, this role serves as the key liaison between the Network Partners and Finance in meeting the financial objectives for the Networks. This role is primarily focused on setting annual budgets, leading monthly close & forecasting processes, and summarizing financial results and key metrics for the Network Management Teams. This role also has additional opportunities to analyze business through content ROI and additional projects aimed at monitoring key drivers of network spend.



Responsibilities

1. Develop strong working relationship with Network Budget Partners and work closely with them to forecast operating expenses.
2. Summarize monthly financial results & key metrics; create the monthly management and reporting decks Network Management Teams and Finance Management Team.
3. Own the month-end close process by analyzing variances to forecast/plan, prior year & suggesting accruals/reclasses.
4. Support FP&A team in the annual budget process by working closely with department heads to prepare a “bottom-up” budget that aligns with the “top-down” strategic plan.
5. Identify opportunities for process improvement, forecasting accuracy and implement
6. Create financial reporting that is accurate and easy to understand for Network Partners & Management Team.
7. Partner closely with Content Analysts and other Divisional Finance teams to provide full network financial picture.



Qualifications

* Bachelor’s in Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics
* MBA with concentration in Finance Management beneficial
* 2-3 years of experience in Finance
* Solid financial and analytical skills including experience creating financial models and efficiently communicate results
* Time management and prioritization to successfully manage multiple projects/deadlines
* Advanced Microsoft skills, Excel and Powerpoint specifically
* Ability to work in a matrix organization
* Strong relationship management with a results-driven approach
* Demonstrated self-starter, high integrity, team player
* Strong organizational, communication skills
* Excellent attention to detail
* Experience with SAP, EPM/BPC, Business Intelligence preferred

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Los Angeles, California, LA, CA

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI113976275

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A</b><br/><br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24475<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Finance<br/>US-CA-Los Angeles<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Essential member of the US Networks FP&A team supporting Discovery, Science Channel & Animal Planet. Reporting to the Vice President, FP&A, this role serves as the key liaison between the Network Partners and Finance in meeting the financial objectives for the Networks. This role is primarily focused on setting annual budgets, leading monthly close & forecasting processes, and summarizing financial results and key metrics for the Network Management Teams. This role also has additional opportunities to analyze business through content ROI and additional projects aimed at monitoring key drivers of network spend.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Develop strong working relationship with Network Budget Partners and work closely with them to forecast operating expenses. <br />2. Summarize monthly financial results & key metrics; create the monthly management and reporting decks Network Management Teams and Finance Management Team.<br />3. Own the month-end close process by analyzing variances to forecast/plan, prior year & suggesting accruals/reclasses.<br />4. Support FP&A team in the annual budget process by working closely with department heads to prepare a bottom-up budget that aligns with the top-down strategic plan.<br />5. Identify opportunities for process improvement, forecasting accuracy and implement<br />6. Create financial reporting that is accurate and easy to understand for Network Partners & Management Team.<br />7. Partner closely with Content Analysts and other Divisional Finance teams to provide full network financial picture.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* Bachelors in Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics<br />* MBA with concentration in Finance Management beneficial<br />* 2-3 years of experience in Finance <br />* Solid financial and analytical skills including experience creating financial models and efficiently communicate results<br />* Time management and prioritization to successfully manage multiple projects/deadlines <br />* Advanced Microsoft skills, Excel and Powerpoint specifically<br />* Ability to work in a matrix organization <br />* Strong relationship management with a results-driven approach<br />* Demonstrated self-starter, high integrity, team player <br />* Strong organizational, communication skills <br />* Excellent attention to detail<br />* Experience with SAP, EPM/BPC, Business Intelligence preferred</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* Must have the legal right to work in the United States</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Los Angeles, California, LA, CA</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/g26aydS7o6pzHxaAIjxBd"> <p>PI113976275</p>

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Posted: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-10-25

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