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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Warner Music Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Description:

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Job Description

The FP&A department will provide coordination and support for all analysis groups throughout WMG. The department will partner on a wide array of analysis across all divisions including recorded music/music publishing deals (i.e. A&R, Licensing, JV/Profit Share, Administration, M&A), corporate (i.e. business development), operating performance/delivery tracking, market/competitive analysis, risk management, strategic opportunities and ad-hoc projects as needed.

High Level Job Description:
The manager of FP&A will be responsible for supporting ongoing central financial planning and analysis, as well as viewing initiatives through a financial lens in a strategic planning capacity. The broad group is responsible for providing financial and strategic support for all of WMG segments (Corporate, Recorded Music, Music Publishing).


Detailed Job Description/

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing financial models and strategic assessments to address key business issues, e.g. evaluation of new business models; key deals and post mortem analyses; market analyses; media landscape overviews; programming and content deals; business and operational planning; valuation of internal assets; ROI analyses of WMG's investments in new businesses and technologies, etc.

  • Support WMG's global target and budget process, including evaluating global music market forecasts by territory, quantifying investment opportunities and returns, accounting for financial impact of various operational events/decisions, and project managing process deadlines and deliverables

  • Support central financial operations, including current fiscal year delivery plan, internal cost and margin analysis, and multi-year internal financial models

  • Act as liaison between various departments for cross-functional projects

  • Provide ad hoc analyses and presentations for senior management

  • Provide support for CEO/CFO, board presentations, valuations, etc.

  • Assist in approval process of affiliate deals, including preparation and submission of transaction summaries

  • Support the development and updates to performance dashboards and management reporting tools

  • Prepare ad hoc reports and ongoing analyses to understand key drivers and variances across all business units' operations

  • Liaise affiliates to provide project management support, including conducting analyses and preparing presentation materials

Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong understanding of finance and cash flow concepts/principles in conjunction with excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to identify and solve problems; critical thinking skills

  • Sophisticated financial modeling skills and PowerPoint/presentation skills; ability to create new models as well as 'refresh' existing financial models

  • Ability to deliver value added analyses to senior management

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate with senior level management team

  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn and develop

  • Ability to work independently as well as to work as part of a team; handle multiple tasks simultaneously, while working with a sense of urgency to meet assigned deadlines

Education/Experience Required:

  • BA in Finance

  • 4-6 years of finance-related experience in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, consulting, business development, or other analytic role

  • Knowledge of music/media industry strong plus

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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Warner Music Group