This position is responsible for various aspects of the consolidation of Plan, Forecast and Actuals for the North American Recorded Music Division. This position will act as the liaison between Universal Music labels, the Central Accounting team and the UMG Corporate Finance team to support the monthly close processes, provide variance explanations to Global Finance and analyze results. The position will also manage quarterly financial forecast/annual operating plan submissions from the labels and divisions and perform project analyses and other ad hoc analyses as required.

Key deliverables:
• Coordinate monthly narrative and liaise with various Universal Music divisions
on related commentary
• Manage quarterly financial forecast and annual planning processes for UMG
• Work with the Label Finance team on key elements of the monthly financial close
• Integral in helping to improve and refine the financial consolidation and forecasting
systems (HFM and BPC)
• Enhance and modify models and reporting as needed
• Provide ad hoc analyses as required

• Demonstrable proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, accounting and financial
applications software; Hyperion Financial Management/Smartview Reporting,
SAP and BPC planning experience/knowledge preferred
• Proficiency with MS Office products, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Bachelor’s degree qualified (specific to business, finance or accounting)
• Minimum 5-6 years of financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, accounting
and/or audit experience is required
• Prior management experience preferred
• Music/entertainment industry experience highly preferred
• CPA preferred but not required
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
under tight deadlines
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to establish quick rapport with people across the business

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the global music leader with strong market positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising. The recorded music business discovers and develops recording artists and then markets and promotes their music across a wide array of formats and platforms. UMG's music publishing company, Universal Music Publishing Group, discovers and develops songwriters, and owns and administers copyrights to musical compositions for use in recordings, public performances, and related uses, such as films and advertisements. Bravado, UMG’s merchandising company, sells artist and music branded products via multiple sales points including online, fashion retail, and live performances.