Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/13/2019

Job Description

Please Note: If you are a current Spin Master employee with access to Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company? 

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you! 




What's it like to work here?




Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  





Job Description:

The role:

This Financial Analyst, FP&A position will report to the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis and be responsible in providing the business with analytical tools and insights that measure product profitability and support the development of product strategies and business plans, as well as producing high quality financial plans (Budgets/Forecasts), financial insights & analyses that support the business decision making to lead profitable growth for the GBUs and Markets we support.

The Financial Analyst, FP&A is responsible for ensuring the correct inputs are loaded into our financial planning models (TLP), as well as establishing, maintaining and analyzing financial models for the various Global Business Units (GBU) and International Markets.

  • Prepare and analyze financial models (TLPs) for VCA (Vendor Cost Approval) and CEA (Capital Expense Approval) weekly approval process, partner with Brand Marketing if the analysis for VCA/CEA is under corporate thresholds to provide the rationale.
  • Partner with the LA GBU Brand Marketing and Sales teams to provide clear visibility to operational performance.
  • Developing insightful presentations that summarize data and facilitate decision-making and variance explanation for LA GBUs and international markets (Australia/NZ and Mexico)
  • Provide insights & analytics for the Budget and quarterly Forecasts.
  • Partner with IT and/or FP&A team in assisting in the implementation and continuous enhancements of financial systems as required by the organization.
  • Provide forecast updates including variance analysis with commentary and explanation for significant variances.
  • Monitor all TLP/Pricing models for quality and accuracy.
  • Perform margin and ad hoc analysis to support business initiatives
  • Maintain and update Financial Models in Excel and SAP BPC as required
  • Identify issues with pricing between S&OP average to TLP/Pricelist
  • Assist in the analysis and reporting of monthly profitability 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 Australia and Mexico markets with ad hoc analysis of Gross Sales and Profitability.
  • Assist in providing documentation and transactions to Auditors as needed
  • Provide support to the rest of the FP&A team as needed during critical times, such as Budget, Forecast, Monthly reporting.

What can we expect from you:

  • 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).
  • Passionate & highly driven with an open mindset
  • Demonstrated judgment, influence, leadership, strategic thinking
  • A high degree of flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and demands of business partners
  • Spanish bilingual an asset

Who's a good fit for this role:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in business, economics, and or commerce
  • Experience with Financial Planning software. Experience with SAP and SAP BPC an asset.
  • The successful candidate must display initiative in anticipating and meeting or exceeding the business demands of business partners. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
  • Ability to cope with change, shift gears comfortably, decide and act without having the total picture, and handle risk and uncertainty
  • Spin Master is fast-growing with a flat organizational structure, which means that employees are often asked to perform tasks with a range of difficulties. Candidate must be willing to “roll up their sleeves” and be motivated, disciplined, flexible and able to work effectively autonomously.
  • Advanced user of Excel, including financial modeling, data manipulation
  • Ability to distill large amounts of data into meaningful insights; understand the audience and provide the right level of detail and analytics.




What you can expect from us:


Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:
•    Integrity
•    Open Mindset
•    Innovation
•    Partnerships
•    Collaboration
•    Driving Results
•    Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.