Senior Financial Analyst - Maternity Leave Coverage

Finance Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the Vancouver finance team. This position will play a vital role in financial planning by creating forecasts and taking part in accounting and tax. Ultimately, this role will be the primary provider of financial support and analyses to several local teams and the accounting function.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and track capital expenditures; own the budget approval process of local capital expense requests
  • Monthly check-ins with departmental clients to review their expenditures versus budget
  • Participate in month-end close by providing budget variance analyses
  • Complete creation and maintenance of Oracle Projects module (e.g., creating new project numbers, maintain task structures)
  • Respond to inquiries from all levels of ILM and divisional management regarding plans/forecasts and financial performance.
  • Support the department’s efforts to improve efficiency of processes and systems, and the timeliness and relevance of deliverables
  • Assist in the continued development of recurring and ad-hoc financial presentations
  • Perform month end multi-currency calculations including revenue recognition, deferred revenue, production incentive accruals, intercompany revenue, vacation accrual, and quarterly tax provision
  • Work with the tax compliance vendor(s) to ensure timely filing of tax returns and production credits. Track accreditation progress for federal & provincial production credit claims
  • Proactively prepare supporting documentation for audits
  • Enforce financial policies and controls
  • Prepare support for monthly GST filings
  • Perform special projects and ad-hoc analyses as needed

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA designation required
  • 5-7 years in Finance or Accounting with 5+ years of financial analysis experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; and able to remain flexible and adaptable while working under tight deadlines
  • Deep understanding and experience in forecasting, planning and solid understanding of financial statements and modeling  
  • Proven time management and multiple task management capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to prioritize work and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, involving complex issues in a fast-paced, unpredictable, ambiguous environment
  • Ability to manage extremely detailed, highly complex financial models
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Nice to Have:
    • Oracle Projects/Cognos TM1 experience

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.