Financial Analyst

Universal Music Group
Woodland Hills
16 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Contract type
Full time

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

UMG's Finance team seeks a Production Analyst to join the department. This role is fundamental to UMG's Supply Chain Planning and Production. In this role, you will assist in conducting analysis and compile strategic recommendations to support production and supply chain operations business needs.

Job Functions:

• Maintain the physical pricing structures in Supply Chain system (Legacy)

• Set up standard cost for physical products

• Assist with cost to serve analysis for Plan and Forecasting

• Review monthly Inventory levels for management

• Reconciliation review of manufacturing invoicing

• Identify inefficiencies and process–level improvements within the Supply Chain Finance Inventory operations

• Prepare daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly executive management reports and dashboards for Supply Chain Finance department .

• Provide business analytical review highlighting key areas of improvements (variance and trend analysis) and help build excel models for business decision making processes

• Conduct analysis and compile strategic recommendations to support production and supply chain operations

Job Requirements:


• Proven cost accounting skills

• Intermediate Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Sumifs etc.) and ability to create/work in complex financial models

• High attention to detail with excellent organizational skills and ability to take charge and set objectives

• Executive presence and presentation skills coupled with strong listening skills

• Self–motivated with the ability to be productive in a fast–paced environment with minimal direction

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports; ability to meet constant deadlines


• 2–3 years minimum in a cost accounting role

• Ideal candidate will have worked with and/or supported a manufacturing–based, and/or operational team(s) with an emphasis on efficiencies (finance process & department operational), cost controlling, project management & analytics, and using financial and operational tools/data/information to facilitate key management decisions.

• System/Tool familiarity: SAP FICO/BW, SAP, & MS Office Suite


• Bachelor's Degree in finance, business, or related experience

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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