**Senior Financial Analyst, SPT International Television Production**
_Please note that this role is based in the_ **_United Kingdom_** **_._** _In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom_ .
The London based finance department for SPT International Television Production works to keep the divisional president appraised of all finance related matters for the group primarily ensuring that a strong financial strategy is in place to support the division in achieving its goals and objectives. The team has responsibility for delivering management reporting for the division including budgets, forecasts, variance analysis etc.
This position has two key primary areas of responsibility: firstly to serve as local finance support to the Director - Financial Planning and Analysis, including supporting key financial decisions across the division; and secondly to consolidate, coordinate and automate the global division's management reporting and ensuring timely, accurate and insightful analysis is provided to Management.
The position will work with a team of experienced local finance directors/controllers, the SVP Finance for International Production and with other SPE finance departments including the LA based "home office" Corporate Reporting finance team.
Financial Planning process.
+ Coordinates with local finance teams and ensures timely submissions and completeness of budget and planning decks
+ First review of territory planning submissions ensuring variances/movements are understood
+ Prepare consolidated reporting pack for Global planning cycles (MRP, budgets etc)
+ Take a leading role in automating and enhancing the quarterly planning reporting used by Senior management
+ Consolidate quarterly forecasts and risks and opportunities, incorporating local submissions and head office costs and adjustments. Prepare commentary explaining consolidated variances to plan
+ Responsibility for forecasting and budgeting UK Head Office Overheads
Ad Hoc Analysis and Support
+ Support Director in providing analysis on key trends, initiatives and SWOT analyses impacting the group
+ Provide ad hoc decision support as required e.g. profitability analysis for new shows
Typically requires ACA, CIMA or equivalent degree with 3-5 years experience in Finance within the Entertainment industry.
+ Experience working closely with management to support informed business decision making
+ Experience creating and overseeing the preparation of accurate and thorough financial reports and underlying records
+ Advanced Excel skills
+ Ability to effectively communicate across the Business and Finance organization with strong English oral and written skills and a willingness to generate and share information
+ Ability to work in a dynamic and fast moving and changing environment, and manage multiple priorities
+ Ability to establish and build healthy relationships with team, clients, vendors and peers.
+ Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
+ Ability to present financial and numerical material in clear, insightful and interesting way
+ Ability to create, implement, evaluate and enhance internal control processes
+ Experience in enhancing business strategies for the purpose of detecting, correcting and preventing fraudulent activities
+ Proven track record or forming strong, productive relationships with wide range of stakeholders
+ Experience of working in an international organization and in the entertainment sector
+ Motivated by passion to exceed expectations and to continuously improve yourself, your team, and your department
_Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual_
_orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics_
* Sony Pictures - GBR - London
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.