Senior Financial Analyst, Strategy & Corporate Development

Finance & Accounting Santa Monica, California Req. UMG-863


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

We are seeking a full-time Senior Financial Analyst to support our Corporate Development & Strategy team. The Senior Analyst will be an integral part of a small core team that works on a variety of strategic topics and initiatives.

Job Functions:

Most notably, the Senior Analyst will hold responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Drive financial and operational analyses
  • Evaluate potential acquisitions, investments, and other strategic growth opportunities
  • Conduct research to support internal business projects and analyze operational trends
  • Drive competitive & market analysis, and perform strategic reviews aimed at understanding the evolution and growth areas of the music industry
  • Recommend best practices for improving internal processes and decision-making across business units
  • Author internal documents (presentations, memorandums, etc.)
  • Lead special projects in connection with the team goals and strategy

Job Requirements:


  • Superior analytical, problem solving, accounting and financial modelling skills
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to think independently and critically
  • High level of intellectual curiosity, especially around technology and the entertainment industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong team building capabilities
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial systems preferred (i.e. Hyperion Financial Management / Smartview Reporting, SAP and BPC Planning)


  • 3+ years of relevant full-time work experience in banking, consulting, corporate development, or a similar field desired
  • Previous relevant experience in the music industry a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in finance, accounting, business, economics, or another related field
  • CPA / relevant Master’s degree is a plus

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.