Senior Financial Analyst

Finance & Accounting Santa Monica, California Req. UMG-2709


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.

This is an opportunity to showcase your finance skills and business acumen at one of the major players in the music industry. You can grow professionally and personally in an environment where intelligence, innovation, and leadership are valued and rewarded. This position is responsible for various aspects of the consolidation of Plan, Forecast and Actuals for the North American Recorded Music Division.  This position will interact closely with Universal Music label Finance teams and the Central Accounting team to support the monthly close processes, document variance explanations and analyze results. The individual will be involved in the quarterly financial forecast and annual operating plan processes while also assisting with other ad hoc analyses as required.

Job Functions:

  • Provide day to day finance support to the North America Recorded Music Division
  • Work with the Label Finance team on key elements of the monthly financial close
  • Analyze variances to budget and forecast for various Universal Music divisions
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly financial forecasts and annual plan for UMG
  • Assist in improving and refining the financial consolidation and forecasting systems (HFM and BPC)
  • Assist with enhancing and modifying financial models and reporting as needed
  • Provide ad hoc analyses as required

Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrable proficiency with excel financial modelling as well as accounting and financial applications software; Hyperion Financial Management/Smartview Reporting, SAP and BPC planning experience a plus
  • Music/entertainment industry experience highly preferred
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • Detail-oriented with strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with business and financial acumen
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize & multitask in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with supervisors and personnel and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, business partners and company leaders.
  • Must be results-oriented with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


  • Minimum 2-3 years of financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, accounting and/or audit experience is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree qualified (specific to business, finance or accounting).

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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