Senior Financial Analyst

Finance & Accounting Santa Monica, California Req. R0005646


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.

How we LEAD:

The Senior Financial Analyst position is responsible for various aspects of Financial Planning for the North American Recorded Music Division at our company headquarters in Santa Monica. This position will act as the liaison between Universal Music labels and UMG Corporate Finance to support the monthly consolidation processes, analyze results and provide variance explanations to the Global Finance team.  The position will manage monthly financial forecasts, review annual operating plan submissions of our North American labels and perform ad hoc analyses as required by the SVP and CFO of North America.

How you'll CREATE:

  • Author monthly narratives and liaise with labels on related commentary
  • Collect, analyze and report key performance indicators and highlight trends in margin, artist investment and cash flow
  • Improve and refine financial reporting from HFM, BPC and other systems
  • Prepare executive presentations in support of Actuals, Forecast and Plan
  • Provide ad hoc analyses including enhancing models and reports as required

Bring your VIBE:

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with people across the business
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial statement preparation; CPA preferred but not required
  • Proficiency with accounting and financial applications software: Hyperion Financial Management, SAP, and BPC planning experience/knowledge preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, accounting and/or audit experience is required
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis
  • Music/Entertainment industry experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or other related areas; MBA a plus

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Wellness Fridays (year-round)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved ones
  • Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law. 

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