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Financial Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10009820 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Fox Searchlight Date posted Dec. 10, 2019



  • Perform monthly review of film revenue and expense ultimates and make recommendations for revisions
  • Submit monthly ultimates changes to Studio Finance and update internal systems
  • Perform monthly ultimates variance reports, assess and research changes, and distribute to Searchlight Chairmen and other senior staff
  • Review and recommend marketing and distribution expenses for greenlight analysis
  • Project box office and ultimate film profitability based on opening and subsequent weekend box office results
  • Ad hoc research and analysis projects for Chairmen and senior staff
  • Prepare annual budget presentation materials
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of talent/staff airfare and lodging
  • Create and maintain cost schedules for film festivals and non-profit/charitable sponsorships – perform cost analysis as requested
  • Work with internal/external accounts payable teams and Searchlight staff to facilitate rush invoice payment requests, and investigate issues with invoice payments
  • Provide assistance to Searchlight staff for operational issues, including: onboarding new hires with financial systems access, cell phone accounts, corporate credit cards and travel profiles
  • Provide support for Finance team, including: minimal scheduling of meetings, setting up video conference calls with NY office, liaising with IT to solve computer, printer, and copier issues, and working with Facilities to handle building-related problems
  • Review/audit expense reports for all Searchlight departments, including: Marketing, Distribution, Production, Acquisitions, International, and Business Affairs


  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). SAP knowledge a plus
  • Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence
  • Ability to be proactive, resourceful, diplomatic, and flexible
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and written
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • BA/BS required, preferred in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Film related major
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, make preliminary decisions and change course of action quickly
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work well under pressure and maintain professionalism and service orientation while working with Searchlight executives and staff
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills, keeping manager informed on completed tasks and status of current tasks at hand
  • Ability to resolve routine issues and raise complex issues to supervisor
  • Ability to build relationships, both internally and externally, and must be able to interact with all levels of management and be an integral team player
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Sincere interest in the film industry is important

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Fox Searchlight:

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and the films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of 21st Century Fox.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Fox Searchlight.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. 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 or protected veteran status. Disney 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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