AT&T Lead Financial Analyst in El Segundo, California

Overall Purpose: Responsible for supporting content financial planning and analysis. This includes a) planning and forecasting, b) month-close and analysis, c) cost modeling and profitability analyses, d) decision support for content ops team through insightful analyses, scorecards and management reporting.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and update detailed planning and forecasting models for FP&A

  • Provide actionable insights to the content ops team to identify opportunities to reduce programming costs

  • Execute month close including accrual of actuals, variance and trend analyses.

  • Develop periodic forecast updates, annual financial planning and 5-year plan updates

  • Partner closely with the controller and supplier payments teams to ensure accuracy of booked financials

  • Review programming contracts to ascertain that the economics are translated correctly into financial models

  • Support management reporting including leadership reviews

  • Develop metrics and scorecards to monitor and improve profitability trends

Required Skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience in Financial Analysis, modeling and forecasting.

  • MBA in finance and/or CPA strongly preferred.

  • Experience with providing CFO support to a business unit

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas simply and concisely.

  • Excellent interpersonal communications and project management/leadership skills.

  • Previous experience or understanding of content economics highly desirable

Experience: Typically requires 5-7 years experience. Supervisory: No.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Finance, or a technical related field

  • Five years experience in accounting, financial analysis, or financial reporting

  • Good communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal communications and project management/leadership skills

  • Excellent desktop skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Access)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Five or more years experience in Financial Analysis, modeling and forecasting

  • MBA in Finance