• Director of Studio Production Finance

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2019 2:04 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2405
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a challenging position that will utilize your strong financial and business acumen?

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

    If you’re passionate, driven, and find yourself seeking continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team!

     

    WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced Director of Studio Production Finance to join our team!  You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

    Responsibilities

    You will get to:

    • Act as an integral member of the Studio executive team reporting to the GM
    • Be responsible for all long-term production and capacity planning
    • Create and maintain a financial and capacity scenario planning model
    • Analyze, separate and recommend financial margins on productions
    • Build / re-build the production budgeting and bidding model
    • Be responsible for generating final budgets/bids for new projects (with input from key stakeholders)
    • Ensure timely and accurate production accounting and reporting
    • Directly manage production accountants
    • Establish a repository of relevant historical production data to draw on for production planning (budgets and schedules)
    • Take the lead on establishing template budgets, schedules and key assumptions
    • Evolve production templates over time leveraging historical data, thoughtful production analysis and close collaboration with the heads of production, producers and production teams
    • Establish, monitor and report on key studio-wide production metrics
    • Work closely with head of production, head of technology, controller, producers and key stakeholders in the Toronto HQ office for all matters relating to production finance and planning
    • Work on various ad-hoc analysis and decision support

    Qualifications

    You would be a great fit on our team if you have...

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, MBA is preferred
    • Advanced (“power user”) excel capabilities
    • Advanced power-point capabilities
    • 5+ years in a management role within an FP&A function
    • Demonstrated experience as a dynamic, curious, and analytical thinker
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex issues for an executive-level audience
    • Prior production or production finance experience a plus
    • Experience working in a creative studio environment a plus

    You’re sold, right?  Now, it’s your turn to sell us!

     

    Why work at WildBrain Studios?

     

    At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

     

    For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

     

    WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

     

    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

     

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