Junior Financial Analyst

Finance & Accounting Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-1117


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 audiovisual 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 currently seeking an eager, motivated and detail oriented Junior Financial Analyst to assist in the annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, monthly close and accounts payable processes as part of our Finance team. The Junior Financial Analyst will be responsible for maintaining detailed budget/forecast templates, analysing departmental data, preparing accurate reconciliations and assisting with AP vendor spend for the Corporate Centers within the Universal Music Group.  The position requires 1-2 years of experience in a similar finance/accounting/audit position, including advanced skill in Excel. 

Job Functions:

  • Maintain and update budget/forecast templates for multiple departments
  • Effectively analyse data (including general ledger account detail) to ensure accuracy of reporting
  • Assist with enhancing and modifying financial models and reporting as needed
  • Prepare accurate account reconciliations while working with the accounting team on general ledger details
  • Assist with vendor spend processing, tracking and reconciling as needed
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and analyses

Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrable proficiency in the use of spreadsheets; utilizing pivot tables, graphs and advanced formulas
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish quick rapport with others in the department and across the business


  • Minimum 1-2 years of similar finance, accounting and/or audit experience is required
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience with financial applications software (SAP, Hyperion, etc) is a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree required, 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.