Jr. Financial Analyst, Brands in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title:            Jr. Financial Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Reporting to:     Manager of Finance

Location:            Los Angeles


About Spin Master


Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2002, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.


Job Overview:

2.0 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide pricing analysis for management
  • Perform margin and pricing analysis in order to support business initiatives
  • Maintain and update Financial Models in Excel
  • Develop a system of communication, documentation and review of mainline pricing for internal controls
  • Update pricing as necessary according to BUM’s and Price change request forms.
  • Identify issues with pricing between S&OP average to TLP/Price list
  • Partner with Sales and Brand Marketing to ensure that the correct pricing is captured in SAP
  • Assist in the analysis of monthly results.
  • The Analyst will work with various cross-functional partners to provide in depth financial and quantitative analysis in support of key business and strategic decisions.
  • Assist the markets with ad hoc analysis of Gross Sales and Profitability.
  • Report on a weekly basis Gross Sales Volume compared to budget and PY.
  • Assist in providing documentation and transactions to Auditors
  • Provide TLPs for VCA (Vendor Cost Approval) and CEA (Capital Expense Approval) process, partner with Brand Marketing if the analysis for VCA/CEA is under corporate thresholds to provide rationale.
  • Provide support to the rest of the FP&A team as needed during critical times, such as Budget, Forecast, Monthly reporting.

3.0 Reporting Lines


Reports directly to Sr Manager Financial Planning and Analysis

Job Requirements

4.0 Required Skill Set:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced       Analytical Skills
  • High sense of urgency and time management
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple requests with shifting timelines.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including Pivot tables and V-lookups


5.0 Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in business and or commerce
  • Experienced with SAP and SAP BPC an asset.
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • 1+ year(s) of experience


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