Financial Analyst

| Santa Monica

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

 

We are currently seeking a talented and dedicated professional for a Financial Analyst role in our Commercial Services department. This position is responsible for various aspects of financial planning and analysis for the UMG Commercial Services group. Responsibilities include supporting the monthly close, forecasting and planning processes as well as performing other ad hoc analyses as required. This position reports directly to the Finance Manager for Commercial Services.

 

Job Functions:

Provide day to day finance support to the Commercial Services group

Work with the Central Accounting team on elements of the monthly financial close

Analyze variances to budget and forecast for income, variable costs, and overhead expenses

Assist in preparing periodic forecasts and annual plan process

Enhance and modify models and databases as needed

Special projects, analysis and presentations as required

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Great organizational skills with ability to prioritize based on an evolving workload

Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with employees at all levels of our company

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Intermediate/advanced excel proficiency, including use of pivot tables and worksheet functions

Must be a self-starter with the ability to prioritize and effectively follow through under pressure and/or tight deadlines

Experience:

Minimum of 0-2 years of experience in related field required

Entertainment industry experience a plus

SAP Experience a plus

Education:

Bachelor Degree with a major in Finance or Accounting required


Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

 

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Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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