Financial Analyst

Finance & Accounting Hollywood, California Req. UMG-1198


Based at the iconic Capitol Tower in the heart of Hollywood, Capitol Music Group is home to some of the best known labels in modern music; encompassing the jazz icons of Blue Note, Capitol’s generations of pop stars, and the legendary recording of Motown to name but a few.  We produce, distribute and promote some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the industry.  This role is a fantastic opportunity to join an organization on the cutting edge of the modern music business and, as part of Universal Music Group, a chance to be part of the world’s leading Music Company.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for various aspects of financial planning and analysis for the Capitol Music Group based in Hollywood, CA.  Responsibilities include:  Act as liaison between finance and the Central Accounting Team.  Support the monthly close process.  Prepare and analyze results.  Perform project analyses and other ad hoc analyses as required.

Must be very efficient and highly attuned to the smallest of details.  Multi-tasking and working on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment is crucial.  No task is too small and no challenge too great. A “can-do” attitude is essential. 

Job Functions:

  • Provide day to day finance support to the Capitol Music Groups, including Sales analysis and Marketing analysis
  • Work with the Central Accounting team on elements of the monthly financial close
  • Analyse variances to budget and forecast for income, variable costs, and overhead expense
  • Assist in preparing quarterly forecasts and annual budget
  • Maintain and monitor certain forecasting/planning systems, primarily the UMG forecasting system within SAP
  • Enhance and modify models and databases as needed
  • Provide ad hoc analyses of artist projects as required

Job Requirements:


  • Strong computer skills – Proficiency with MS Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint as well as Financial Payment Systems
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure and speed
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize based on an evolving workload
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, including adaptability, personal effectiveness, and the ability to establish quick rapport with people across the business
  • Ability to handle confidential information and interact with high-level executives


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in an analyst level position
  • Demonstrable proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, accounting and financial applications software; SAP experience/knowledge preferred


  • Degree or equivalent experience preferred specific to business, finance or accounting

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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