Financial Analyst
Employer: NBCUniversal Job Posted: 2/7/2020
Location: Universal City, CA Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

The Financial Analyst of Special Events FP&A will support the fast growing USH Special Events team as part of the Finance FP&A team. The role will assist in financial reporting related to month close, quarterly pacing/estimates; financial planning including the annual budget and re-forecasts; and analysis of business trends, event profitability, portfolio trends and process opportunities. This individual will work closely with the Special Events mgmt. team, the functional finance teams and the rest of the FP&A team. The intent is that this will be a good career-starting role that will enable quick attainment of skills that will be applicable across a broad range of future roles.


Special Events P&L Tracking, Reporting and Planning:

• Track actuals against plan by event and as a portfolio
• Communicate trends and expectations effectively to mgmt. and FP&A leadership
• Execute Month end close process including
• Partner with Events mgmt. to create a strong annual plan that ties to business objectives and resources available
• Provide reforecasts of the year as needed and articulate causes of change clearly and effectively

Individual Event approval, planning and closeout:

• Participate in the pricing and event approval for all events
• Prepare necessary infrastructure to accurately track each individual event
• Work with the sales managers to plan event costs, confirm cost estimates and track actuals against those plan
• Work with the functional and finance partners to understand and reconcile actuals vs estimates
• Close each event as part of the Month/Quarter close process

Portfolio and other analysis:

• Understand the event portfolio trends and work with Event mgmt. to understand implications and potential opportunities
• Assess approval and financial process to optimize for true business need
• Other event or portfolio analysis as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong Computer / Analysis Skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

Desired Characteristics

• Experience in using and managing budget/planning systems (SAP, Hyperion, Business Objects, Cognos, etc)
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex information to all levels of the organization
• Resourceful problem solver, with the ability to prioritize and create approaches to meet required objectives
• Demonstrate leadership values and ability to develop and participate in diverse/cross-functional teams
• Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and influence a wide spectrum of customers
• Ability to maintain a big picture perspective as well as be detail-oriented is essential
• Highly proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
• Effectively handles sensitive and confidential matters

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