Overview

Vice Media is looking for a Director of Finance who will play an integral part in the planning, communication and execution of the company’s short and long-term financial strategies for the Studios business, as well as overseeing COGS and SG&A drivers. This position will work closely with the key Studios, corporate, and finance leadership to help identify and assess key drivers directly impacting the company’s performance.

This position will require successful candidates to think and act both strategically and tactically with a healthy balance of IQ and EQ. Strong communication and presentation skills are a must, as well as the ability to think analytically, problem-solve, and prioritize multiple tasks.

Responsibilities 

    • Collaborate closely with the global Studios leadership and International finance teams to develop a long-range plan and the annual budget, along with monthly and quarterly budget updates
    • Create and maintain the Studios ultimate models, as well as perform ad hoc financial analyses to support deal negotiations and drive informed decisions
    • Prepare monthly & quarterly financial reports for senior management to highlight key business drivers and variances
    • In conjunction with the Studios leadership and the Treasury department, forecast and manage Studios’ cash flows
    • Develop ad hoc business analyses supporting various financial and strategic initiatives
    • Analyze SG&A and COGS trends and identify opportunities for cost efficiencies
    • Participate in meetings and calls with the Senior Finance team, the Executive team and investors to discuss the Studio’s financial performance and strategy
    • Oversee revenue operations for the division, including invoicing and payment tracking
    • Work closely with the Accounting team during the month-end close process
    • Act as the primary liaison between executives and internal/external production teams and production accountants for cost reporting and monitoring
    • Assist with quarter and year end external audits and issuance of audited financial statements
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

 

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience within the content production industry with a strong understanding of ultimate accounting and content distribution
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a finance position
  • Must possess advanced Excel skills and be proficient with accounting/financial software (experience with Netsuite and Hyperion/PBCS a plus)
  • Excellent communication, partnering, and presentation skills
  • International experience a plus

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