Production Analyst, Finance

Finance & Accounting Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-2381


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.


UMG’s Finance team seeks a Production Analyst to join the department. This role is fundamental to UMG’s Supply Chain Planning and Production. In this role, you will assist in conducting analysis and compile strategic recommendations to support production and supply chain operations business needs.


Job Functions:

          Maintain the physical pricing structures in Supply Chain system (Legacy)

          Set up standard cost for physical products

          Assist with cost to serve analysis for Plan and Forecasting

          Review monthly Inventory levels for management

          Reconciliation review of manufacturing invoicing

          Identify inefficiencies and process-level improvements within the Supply Chain Finance Inventory operations

          Prepare daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly executive management reports and dashboards for Supply Chain Finance department.

          Provide business analytical review highlighting key areas of improvements (variance and trend analysis) and help build excel models for business decision making processes

          Conduct analysis and compile strategic recommendations to support production and supply chain operations


Job Requirements:


          Proven cost accounting skills

          Intermediate Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Sumifs etc.) and ability to create/work in complex financial models

          High attention to detail with excellent organizational skills and ability to take charge and set objectives

          Executive presence and presentation skills coupled with strong listening skills

          Self-motivated with the ability to be productive in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction

          Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports; ability to meet constant deadlines



          2-3 years minimum in a cost accounting role

          Ideal candidate will have worked with and/or supported a manufacturing-based, and/or operational team(s) with an emphasis on efficiencies (finance process & department operational), cost controlling, project management & analytics, and using financial and operational tools/data/information to facilitate key management decisions.

          System/Tool familiarity: SAP FICO/BW, SAP, & MS Office Suite



          Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business, or related experience


Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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