Financial Analyst at Peanuts Worldwide

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/18/2020 9:43 AM)
Job ID
2020-2724

Overview

Do you enjoy working with numbers and data? 

 

Do you want the opportunity to collaborate with others and be part of a small but mighty team?

 

Are you looking for a challenging position that will utilize your strong analytical and time management skills?

If you’re passionate, driven, and find yourself seeking a new exciting opportunity, then we want you to join our team!

 

Who are we?

 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With over 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. Our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 109 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most-viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WILD).

 

Reporting to the Director, Business Analysis, the Financial Analyst will work with the Peanuts Worldwide Finance team in management of worldwide revenue and overall support for all financial projects; i.e. budgets/forecasts, monthly/quarterly reporting, financial analysis, day-to-day financial operations and special projects.  

Responsibilities

Budgets/Forecasts

  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets by licensee by territory and recurring forecast updates by reaching out to licensing team and directly to licensees and/or international agents to get royalty and new business projections and contract renewal information.
  • Use analytical skills to evaluate appropriateness of royalty projections provided based on licensee’s historical performance and eventually garnered experience with various accounts.
  • Roll up revenue by key licensee and by territory to provide analytics for management review.

  Financial Analysis

  • Generate monthly and quarterly financial and ledger reports, identify and research variances of actual vs. budget for management review.
  • Analyze customer accounts and collect open A/R balances.

Monthly/Quarterly Reporting

  • Assist in monthly close process by updating royalty projections and preparing/reviewing revenue related journal entries.
  • Generate and distribute financial reports.

 Operations

  • Partner with WildBrain Finance team to help ensure accurate contract data entry by reviewing and approving all relevant contracts, royalty reporting, revenue recognition and timely collection efforts.
  • Support licensing sales and brand executives in providing any financial analysis or reporting needed to help pitch new business or evaluate the value of existing partnerships.
  • Assist in managing invoices, expense processing, financial projects, analysis, compilation and creation of reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience. Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience in rights management, royalties or licensing an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel knowledge (pivot tables, vlookups, etc.)
  • Familiarity working with Great Plains and/or Jaguar a plus
  • Well organized, detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and requests
  • Team player who is flexible and also has the ability to take a pro-active and independent approach to their job
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

You’re sold, right?  Now, it’s your turn to sell us! 


THANK YOU for all of those who express interest in being part of the WildBrain Team! Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. 

 

WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

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