Entertainment One

  • Director, F&PA – Feature Film

    Job Locations US-CA-Beverly Hills
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2018 1:28 PM)
    # of Openings
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

    Entertainment One’s robust network includes MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.


    The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.Linkedin_1584x396.gif  small

    Position Summary

    The Director, FP&A is responsible for leading the FP&A team for Features films in LA, overseeing the financial operations and being a key business partner for the Feature Films Division and international sales business (Sierra). Working closing with the VP, you will ensure accurate variance tracking and consistency in processes. This role will manage the annual budgets and long-range plans, monthly and quarterly reforecasts, and ensure timely analysis of financial statements, cash flows and global title performance. In addition, they will forge a strong working relationship with the Divisional finance team in Toronto to ensure efficient information flow.


    The Director, FP&A will be responsible for ensuring adherence to financial policies, procedures and internal controls while working closely with business management to provide insightful financial support and analysis and implementing best practices from other entertainmentOne production businesses.


    The Director, FP&A will provide solid leadership and technical guidance to direct reports on the financial planning team and advise on production accounting matters where necessary.


    Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting:

    • Management of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual forecasts, as well as annual budget and three-year plans with accompanying presentation decks.
    • Track performance relative to budgets, forecasts, and performance targets with a key focus on the global analysis of each Features title
    • Participate in senior finance meetings, preparing and presenting relevant documents, reports and plans in a timely manner
    • Ownership of the ultimates reporting process for Features Film ensuring that accurate ultimates are used for forecasting and for amortization calculations
    • Work with participations and residuals departments to update participations accruals and ultimates
    • Drive FP&A function process improvements and implement solutions that will result in more efficient collection, analysis, and reporting of information


    Financial Statement Analysis

    • Deliver timely, accurate, and effective analysis and reporting of financial and operational performance metrics.
    • Prepare regular cash forecasting


    Production and Development:

    • Own development reporting for Features including accurately recording development payments to title and forecasting commitments costs
    • Work with Business and Legal Affairs department to collect all information needed for accounting and forecasting including preparing summaries of production loans, tax credits and other external financing structures for productions
    • Ensure that productions are properly funded including managing access to the early money line and approving all loan payments including internal minimum guarantees
    • Work with divisional and group management to synchronize policies and procedures for Features Film
    • Accomplish tasks on time and contribute to the team by leading and taking on special projects and ad hoc tasks as required

    Key Competencies

    • Professional accounting designation (CPA / CA, CGA, CMA) required with an undergraduate degree
    • Minimum 7 years of progressive accounting and management experience required
    • Production accounting and finance experience preferred
    • Effective written and oral communication skills with individuals at all levels
    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment under pressure with tight deadlines, while simultaneously handling multiple projects
    • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
    • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
    • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
    • Excellent teamwork, collaboration and team building skills


    Technical Competencies

    • Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Office – Outlook, Word, strong Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups etc.)



    What you’ll be a part of:

    ·       Taking care: health and dental coverage

    ·       Investing in your future: employee stock option purchase plan, and local defined contribution pension plans

    ·       Break time: free snacks, winter holiday office closures, reduced hours in summer

    ·       Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because

    ·       Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events

    ·       The office: modern facilities, in house screening rooms, more snacks, and swag

    ·       Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.

    ·       Grow: develop your career and shape your future


    We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.