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Sr Financial Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011813 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Searchlight Pictures Date posted Sep. 28, 2021

Job Summary:


Searchlight Pictures

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


Searchlight Pictures is looking for a dynamic Senior Financial Analyst to join the Finance and Operations team. This position requires solid analytic and organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail.


  • 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 Presidents and other senior staff
  • Perform comp analysis to 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 Presidents and senior staff
  • Prepare annual budget presentation materials
  • Create and maintain cost schedules for film festivals – 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, liaising with IT to solve computer, printer, and copier issues, and working with Facilities to handle building-related problems


  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); SAP knowledge a plus
  • BA/BS required, preferred in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Film related major
  • Ability to be proactive, resourceful, diplomatic, professional, and flexible
  • Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize, to multi-task, to work well under pressure, and to follow through, keeping manager informed on completed tasks and status of current tasks at hand
  • Ability to build relationships, both internally and externally
  • A 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 Searchlight Pictures:

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 Studios.

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 Searchlight Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Searchlight Pictures.

Searchlight Pictures 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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