Preparation of monthly financial statements and forecast submissions, including preparation of journal entries, quarterly review and year-end audit packages, and responsibility for maintenance of all relevant financial models and Hyperion uploads.
Preparation of the annual business plan, including analysis of royalty and manufacturing cost of sales estimates, and responsibility for maintenance of all relevant revenue, cost of sales, marketing and overhead financial models and Hyperion reporting requirements.
Consolidation of all Commercial Music Group reporting packages including, but not limited to: monthly P&L and balance sheet packages and overhead reporting versus annual business plan. Review consolidated reports for accuracy, investigate unusual fluctuations, transactions, etc.
Preparation of monthly reporting packages for senior management.
Preparation of quarterly profit allocation utilizing MS Access.
Develop and maintain queries to retrieve financial data from various financial systems (SAP, BI/BW, MS Access, Lookup Tables).
Responsibility for maintenance of MS Access database for monthly reporting.
Review and analysis of monthly financial results including, but not limited to: researching general ledger activity, analyzing account balances and transaction detail, balance sheet analysis, corporate reporting, review of monthly marketing and talent spend by department, sales returns and inventory provisions, etc.
Sales, marketing, talent and overhead analysis and preparation of financial schedules in connection with periodic senior management business review meetings.
Preparation and distribution of monthly travel and entertainment reports, analysis of unusual items.
Preparation of weekly cash flow forecast.
Assistance with review/approval of departmental overhead expenditures.
Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Finance or Accounting.
Minimum 2-4 years of business experience in accounting or financial analysis role (entertainment / music industry experience a plus, with an interest in music being ideal).
Working knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting preferred.
Ideal candidate may be a CPA or working toward certification.
Public accounting experience a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook). An emphasis on Access database modeling would be highly preferred.
Experience with SAP and Hyperion business software preferred.
Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to consolidate and summarize large amounts of data down to a management reporting level.
Excellent presentation skills, with an ability to present the data to management, including speaking to the trends and major drivers of the activity.
Well organized, detail oriented with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while managing multiple concurrent tasks.
Must demonstrate strong initiative.
Ability to proactively and productively work in team settings, including being receptive, open minded and objective when encountering diverse points of view.
Must set high standards of performance for one’s self, strive for distinction in all tasks and exhibit sense of pride in work product.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
The Coordinator will be involved with all aspects of project marketing and will be responsible for providing administrative support to the SVP of International Marketing.