• Business Analyst, Production Planning & Analysis

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto,
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1392
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Do you come from the media or content production Industry? Are you looking for a challenging position that will utilize your strong financial and business acumen?

    Do you enjoy being the right hand or “trusted advisor” for senior leaders?

    Are you able to think strategically, act proactively, and have an insatiable thirst to deliver strong results?

    If you are passionate, driven, and find yourself seeking continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.


    Who We Are

    Home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi and more, DHX Media’s mission is to entertain and engage families worldwide. As a leading kids’ content and brands company recognized globally, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content with more than 13,000 half-hours. DHX Media licenses its content to broadcast and streaming platforms internationally, and its global team of licensing professionals bring fan-favourite series to life through toys, consumer products and live events – building brands that captivate fans of all ages. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at
    www.dhxmedia.com.

    Responsibilities

    The Role

    Reporting to the Director, Production Planning & Analysis, the Business Analyst, Production Planning & Analysis will be the “business partner” to the production team helping navigate change and become more financially efficient drive profitability and growth. 

    Key responsibilities

     

    • Support in building and maintaining an efficient operating model for the content production business at DHX
    • Partner with content production finance team to manage project cash flow requirements
    • Collaborate with content production finance to forecast deliveries, operating costs, capital expenditure requirements, report on operating metric and various key performance indicators (KPIs)
    • Conduct monthly production overhead allocation analysis as required
    • Assist with the reporting and analysing project greenlight statuses, bank finance requirements, and work in concert with business affairs to close project finance arrangements  
    • Responsible for post production accounting for live action productions (and animation productions) including commodity taxes, production audit and tax credits collections etc.
    • Coordinate with the business affairs and accounting to complete bank financing and sign offs on certifications
    • Assist with the development of annual consolidated content production budget / quarterly projections, and review and analyse quarterly financial results
    • Analytical support to content production teams in structuring acquisitions to strategically maximize long term value
    • Assist with the process improvement projects and the implementation of new business opportunities

    Qualifications

    What You bring:

    • Possess 2-3 years experience in financial planning and analysis (Cash flow, SG&A, budget, forecast)
    • Working towards a CPA
    • Experience developing business cases and presenting findings to an executive steering committee
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with leaders at all levels in a cross functional capacity and the ability to influence with tact
    • Proficient in the use of Excel (If statements, pivot tables, macros, Vlook ups)
    • Power Point and familiarity with mid-range financial accounting system is mandatory.



    Preferred Competencies

    • Has experience working in a  media and or studio production environment in a business analysis capacity



    If this role sounds interesting to you, please apply by clicking on the blue box at the top of this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest but due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    DHX Media is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process and encourage applicants to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

     

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