Financial Reporting & Sales Analyst (FTC - 1 Year)

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago
Sydney NSW

Job Description

For almost a century, Universal has been known for its diverse slate of films, including classics such as Jaws, the Jurassic Park series, Mamma Mia, Fast and Furious and Bourne. Universal Pictures International (UPI) owns and operates direct theatrical marketing and distribution of feature films in many locations around the globe including Austria, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and UK & Eire. In other territories UPI market and distribute movies through its JV offices, as well as in select territories, licensees who are contracted to distribute on UPl's behalf as well as production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

Working alongside the ANZ Business Analyst and the local Finance team to provide market and sales analysis, as well as meeting internal and external reporting responsibilities. Also maintenance of forecasting models and ability to learn various systems, including UPI’s booking and billing system (UNIFY), reporting system (MAGIC), and studio partner systems and tools.

Key Responsibilities
  • Market and sales analysis (Australia and New Zealand) for internal parties including Managing Director, Sales team, Finance team, and Marketing team to help prepare and meet various forecast / reporting requirements
  • Liaise with the Sales and FP&A team regarding revisions of box office estimates, pre- and weekend opening reports and release dates
  • Responsible for meeting external reporting requirements and deadline (e.g. MPDAA)
  • Assessing accuracy of local territory estimates via over/under spends analysis and comparative information
  • Ensure reporting systems (e.g. Magic) correctly reflect latest financials
  • Prepare pre-release estimates and post release profit and loss reports in consultation with Home Entertainment and Television divisions
  • Maintain competitive release schedule and film fact information
  • Supporting the H/O and regional FP&A teams with integration of eOne and any other adhoc requests
  • Responsible for monthly financial reporting to external and internal parties such as Head Office, eOne and Warner Bros.
  • Assisting the Finance team with month, quarter and year end responsibilities
  • Responsible for set up of WBS's for all UPI titles, including eOne and Warner Bros.
  • Ensuring ongoing self development
  • Taking all other tasks as allocated by the Group Financial Controller, Finance & Sales Directors


  • Strong understanding of financial and business analysis skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Experience working in cross functional teams and supporting the business with appropriate analytical information
  • Ability to work in a fast dynamic environment whist managing competing priorities and ensuring completeness / accuracy of all estimates
  • Media experience an advantage
  • Must be enthusiastic and have a passion for movies

  • You must have the right to work in Australia i.e have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Relevant undergraduate degree (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience with supporting the business with appropriate data and analysis

Integrity: Do the right thing and treat people right.
  • Shows respect for others; works openly and fairly
  • Acts responsibly; demonstrates a high standard of professionalism
  • Is direct and transparent in business practices and dealings with others

Creativity: The environment and resources to dream new dreams.
  • Presents bold and innovative ideas – asks “what if” and “what’s next”
  • Influences and encourages others to think and act creatively
  • Finds creative ways to use resources, solve problems and grow the business

Teamwork: We are smarter and more dynamic together.
  • Builds effective working relationships within and across teams
  • Solicits and values the input and suggestions of others
  • Is an energizing and contributing member of the team
  • Takes accountability in the team’s successes and failures

Pioneering Spirit: The drive to invent the future.
  • Challenges the status quo and looks for ways to change things for the better
  • Adapts nimbly and rapidly to new trends and customer needs
  • Seizes opportunities quickly and is willing to take measured risks
  • Utilizes all available resources to improve and/or create new ways of working
  • Ownership: Act like an owner, not a renter.
  • Drives for results and lives up to commitments
  • Is passionate about the business, the clients and the products of NBCUniversal.
  • Aligns personal success with NBCUniversal’s success.


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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is the global home entertainment division of Universal Pictures, headquartered in Los Angeles and headed by President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment, Eddie Cunningham. UPHE markets and distributes all Universal Pictures new release and catalogue content, as well as distributing content for other studios including Paramount, Sony and StudioCanal. The Company also has a significant business in locally produced and acquired content across film, TV and special interest. UPHE distributes through its own operations in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Luxembourg, Italy and New Zealand and through a variety of distribution partnerships with other studios in Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, Russia, Brazil and Mexico. UPHE covers another 55 territories through a network of local licensees. UPHE is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

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