Candle Media is inspiring audiences and empowering creators through creator-driven brands and franchises, delivering premium content, commerce and experiences to audiences wherever they watch, listen and connect. A commitment to constant innovation, world-class IP, and authentic and deep connections with audiences fuel Candle’s content-community-commerce flywheel.
Candle Media is seeking a motivated and driven FP&A Senior Analyst to support its consolidated financial planning and analysis function. In this exciting role, you will play an important role in leading annual, monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc forecasting worldwide, establish and communicate process results, as well as driving global execution. You will also work closely with business/support function leadership teams to provide accurate, timely, and insightful performance analysis of the company’s financials ensuring business metrics, goals, and financial discipline remain on track and excel. This role is the perfect opportunity to learn, grow, and become a critical member of the finance team at a next-gen media company.
Based in Los Angeles, this role reports to our Senior Director of Finance and will be in office at least three days a week.
What You Will Do:
Build relationships and interact with business units FP&A leads
Support and serve as a liaison between the finance and accounting functions, leading the preparation of financial reports, variance analyses, and maintaining ownership of the company’s forecast and budget models
Compile and analyze business unit FP&A reports
Update and maintain executive dashboards and the financial components of quarterly board presentations
Work with key stakeholders, operating groups, and finance team members to review and improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions and results
Develop an effective link between forecast/budget and actuals to drive timely and accurate reporting and provide key business insights
Analyze variances between actuals and forecasts, use insights to drive meaningful action and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely.
Maintain and improve cash forecasting and analysis
Suggest opportunities for reporting and process/system improvements and be a key partner for building out a tax, finance, and accounting infrastructure to support the Company’s growth
BS/BA in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Tax or related field with 2-4 years of relevant experience
Industry experience (film, television, other media) preferred, but not required
Demonstrated intermediate understanding of financial planning and analysis that serves both internal and external stakeholders.
Detail-oriented, highly organized and an ability to be super responsive to key stakeholders
Ability to identity trends in data, draw conclusions, and make thoughtful recommendations
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to effectively influence and partner across all levels of the organization
Thrives in a dynamic work environment and demonstrates a flexible and adaptable work style that responds quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines
Some experience with Private Equity, a plus.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
The base salary range for this role is between $80,000 and $120,000
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)