Accountant - CUL00000501
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Culver City, CA

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This position will provide accounting and budgeting support for the Post Production and WPF Groups operating departments and their management. The Accountant will be hands on in the development and maintenance of all finance and accounting policy, procedures and reporting for Studio Services department.


Financial Reporting and Departmental Analysis:
Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual close packages, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow schedules and related variance analysis / explanations against budget and forecast.
Communicate and interact regularly with operating personnel; review monthly results of operations and other relevant reports with them, as part of financial analysis of their businesses.
Prepare the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting to Corporate Finance, including P&L, cash flow, flash and actual-to-budget variance reconciliations and submissions.
Enhance financial reporting and streamline, refine and improve the consolidation process to assist management in business decision-making.
Assist in implementing comprehensive policies and procedures for use by the operating departments in streamlining the budgeting and forecasting process.
Prepare journal entries and analyze respective general ledger and over 100 product numbers to ensure accuracy.
Perform cost variance analysis for departmental budget and for each product number and make presentation to management and department heads.
Clear Controllers points as it pertains to departments under the responsibility of senior.
Liaise with internal and external parties on finance and accounting related issues.
Support Senior Management, Corporate Finance, Tax and Audit for ad-hoc projects as needed.

Budgeting and Forecasting:
Assist the Manager in the preparation, consolidation and analysis of the annual budget; quarterly forecast and multi-year business plans for the Studio Operations, Post Production and Worldwide Product Fulfillment departments. Tasks include working directly with operations to develop and review numbers, designing spreadsheets, workbooks and presentations to input and consolidate the figures.

Foster an outstanding relationship of customer service and satisfaction with operating and financial personnel at all levels.
Must have excellent organizational, project management and analytical skills.
Possess the ability to quickly grasp new concepts.
Must demonstrate the ability to handle a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities, and meet constant deadlines.
Must feel comfortable interacting with all levels of management.
Need to excel in the areas of written and oral communication.
Excellent computer skills are mandatory (Word, Access & Excel a must; People soft and Essbase a plus).
Willingness to work overtime as needed.


Minimum of one-plus year of practical working experience in Accounting and/or Finance
B.S. or B.A. in Accounting or related field of study
Hands-on general accounting and financial reporting experience (including general ledger and systems knowledge)
Hands-on budgeting and forecasting experience.
Good initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
Good follow-through on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion
Detailed oriented
Good organization and analytical skills
Good written and oral communication
Strong Excel and Windows skills

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