Entertainment One

  • Financial Planning Analyst, Television (12 month contract)

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2018 4:11 PM)
    # of Openings
  • 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

    Reporting directly to the VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Television the Financial Planning Analyst is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, variance reporting, and analysis within the TV Group. This role plays an important part in the preparation of reports, analysis of information and the communication of results effectively, to enhance and enable decision making by senior management.


    • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of the annual financial budget and quarterly forecast model for the TV Group, which includes income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, and other selected financial schedules
    • Prepare, compile, analyze account balances and management reports, compared with budget, forecast and/or prior year
    • Liaise with department leads to obtain or analyze data and other information
    • Identify and research monthly variances to budget and forecast
    • Prepare and assist with monthly management reporting pack(s)
    • Analyze and re-evaluate ultimates sales on a quarterly basis, and review accuracy of participation waterfall
    • Assist with budget reporting presentation and year end presentation packs
    • Assist with month-end reports for group reporting and senior management
    • Maintain and update profit margin and ROI by title, season and series
    • Provide ad hoc analytical, project and other support as required

    Key Competencies

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce; CPA preferred
    • 3-5 years’ experience; in the television industry an asset
    • Expert knowledge of excel and strong modelling skills are an absolute must
    • Must have previous experience preparing budgets and forecasts
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with ability to think outside the box
    • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner
    • Ability to work with large amounts of data and detail without losing sight of the big picture
    • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
    • Effective communication skills at all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent team player as well as the ability to work independently
    • Positive attitude, approachable and motivated
    • Ability to work overtime as required


    What you’ll be a part of:

    ·         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.