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Manager, Content FP&A - Licensed Film

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

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Duration: Full-Time


Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 210 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
 
The Content Planning & Analysis group is looking for a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.  This role will be a critical and integrated business partner to the content acquisition team and be responsible for financial planning and analytics for the company’s rapidly expanding programming initiatives. This position will reside within the company’s Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities

  • Support near-term and long-term P&L and Cash forecasts for the Content budget
  • Prepare guidance and financial update materials for Content leads and Corporate FP&A team to identify potential shortfalls or surpluses. 
  • Maintain schedule of estimated future contractual commitments for accurate disclosure in financial statements and proper capital planning.
  • Thought partner to Content Acquisition executives as they lead negotiations with external Studios.   
  • Work with senior leadership within the content organization to translate strategic initiatives into multi-year roadmap with complete cost and capital requirements.
  • Comfort with synthesizing large datasets to consumable executive summaries for stakeholders.
  • Prepare dynamic scenario analysis to facilitate discussion when faced with economic trade-offs.  
  • Forecast programming flow and analytics to plan for long-term programming health of licensing business.
  • Develop KPIs, metrics and dashboards to understand current and future programming mix.
  • Drive improvements to current financial reporting and tooling resources for the department.

Qualifications

  • Candidates are required to be highly analytical and be strong, effective communicators.
  • Prior experience in financial planning & analysis in the entertainment industry, corporate finance, investment banking, or public accounting is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis and delivering actionable recommendations based on this analysis.   
  • The successful candidate must display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of senior-level executives. He/She must thrive in a fast-paced environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.   
  • Netflix is fast-growing with a flat organizational structure, which means that employees are often asked to perform tasks with a range of difficulties. Candidate must be motivated, disciplined, flexible, and be able to work effectively autonomously.   

Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant experience. Prior experience in Media / Entertainment Financial Planning & Analysis preferred 
  • Experience leading and building teams 
  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis.
  • Must have proficiency working with systems and automated reporting tools (i.e., Hyperion, SAP, Workday financials, etc.). Financial systems development experience a plus. 
  • Superior proficiency with Excel and complex financial modeling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 4-year degree in a relevant field with strong academic performance, MBA preferred
Due to the nature and scope of this role, we will need to run a background check prior to starting with us.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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