WWE is a publicly-traded, global entertainment company with more than 700 employees whose mission is to put smiles on people’s faces. WWE ’s PG, family-friendly programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. In 2012, WWE had nearly $500 million in revenue, generated by Television Licensing and Programming, Pay-Per-View, Digital Media, Film, Publishing, Live Events, Sponsorship, Consumer Products and International Businesses. Other business units include Television Production, Talent Management and Development, Marketing, Creative Services, Communications, Finance, Human Resources, and Legal. WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night Raw , is consistently a top-rated program on cable and is the number-one rated program on USA Network. Friday Night SmackDown has been the number one rated show on Syfy since its debut in 1999. In 2012, WWE expanded its television programming to include WWE Main Event on ION Television and WWE Saturday Morning Slam on The CW.
WWE is a global leader in social and digital media with more than 160 million social media followers and nearly 13 million monthly unique visitors to WWE.com . In 2012, WWE was named one of the most “social” brands by Forbes. The WWE app delivers a revolutionary second screen experience and has been downloaded nearly six million times in more than 200 countries. Recent content deals with Hulu Plus, Yahoo, YouTube and Xbox Live have also further enhanced our reach and engagement with our passionate fan base.
WWE is committed to leveraging the power of its brand and platforms to help address important social issues worldwide including diversity and inclusion, education and military support as well as providing hope to those in need. For more information on our corporate social responsibility programs visit https://community.wwe.com/ .
WWE is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and we encourage all employees to treat every day like it’s your first day on the job, share new ideas, ask questions, be resourceful, and, of course, have fun!
WWE , a leading worldwide sports entertainment company seeks a highly creative Associate Producer to join our Special Projects Production team at WWE in Stamford, CT.
The Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst reports to the Sr. Director of Financial Planning & Analysis of an entrepreneurial and vibrant entertainment company. Working with the broader team, the candidate will provide critical financial analysis and strategic planning support to the SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations, the Chief Financial Officer, the broader management team and the Board. This individual is responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships with various operating units and support departments while becoming a trusted financial advisor. This individual will also play a critical role in supporting and influencing senior management decision making.
Assist in evaluation of key company strategic initiatives and high profile company actions such as our content strategy, M&A investments and major capital expenditure projects
Support financial and strategic analysis of all businesses including optimizing product pricing, finding cost efficiencies and calculating marketing ROI
Engage in IR activities including preparation of earnings materials and marketing initiatives
Support special projects as needed for CFO Board deliverables
Approx. 4 years of relevant work experience in a public company – entertainment/media industry background preferred
Bachelors degree, preferably in finance or business, is required; an MBA in Finance or related field is preferred
Experience with financial analysis, including Budget/LTP preparation and ongoing monitoring of performance; strong understanding of general accounting procedures; IB or Consulting experience desirable
Excellent analytical, problem solving and financial modeling skills
Outstanding interpersonal and customer service abilities; possess high level of integrity
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
Solid work ethic and team player with demonstrated leadership abilities
Able to multi‐task in a fast‐paced environment and meet deadlines as needed
High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
Best‐in‐class skills in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
Financial database knowledge such as TM1, Hyperion, and Essbase a big plus
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