Job Title:  Manager, Royalties, Accounting & Finance

Department:  Finance & Accounting
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Manager, Royalties, Accounting & Finance partners with the Director, Finance & Operations to maintain proper accounting for IDC and satellite companies (Muchos Amigos Pictures, Premium Plus Entertainment, FilmGate Entertainment, Cinevento, etc) and it’s managed fund’s financial statements, royalty reports, partner distributions and tax related items. Assist and work directly with top management on business development and running operations for the company and ventures. 

Responsibilities

  • This position will communicate with licensees to request reports and continually follow up to collect the needed information.
  • Perform Independent analysis of royalty reports, comparing estimates to actuals, checking MG conversion rates, errors in percentages, making sure TV deals are reported, etc.
  • Deal directly with distributors and internal departments to discuss any discrepancies/errors in the reports, until the issue is resolved, track collections and follow up with licensees for payments that are due.  
  • Additional responsibilities will include independently deciding which distributors need to be contacted for statements.
  • Maintain and update information in database regarding invoicing, payments and tracking of reports received.
  • Will interface with producers regarding collections and payment confirmations, and prepare collections reports.  
  • This individual will report to management via regular meetings about major overages, individually or by title. 
  • Cash reconciliation
  • Quarter close
  • Prepare wire requests
  • A/R projections
  • Ad hoc reporting

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational skills
  • Accounting background and experience a major plus. CPA not required
  • Must also have very competent Excel skills and be comfortable working with numbers
  • Must write clearly and informatively and be able to read and interpret written information
  • Candidates should be able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situation, as well as respond to questions in a timely manner
  • Need to be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize workload
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Basic accounting and Finance knowledge is desired
  • Spanish and or Portuguese are helpful
  • Quickbooks a must

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

 

IDC (International Distribution Company) a film distribution venture that, based in Los Angeles, operates distribution of motion pictures throughout Latin America. Films handled are Lionsgate’s (an equity partner of IDC) and acquisitions through a variety of funds and companies created for that purpose. IDC is the #1 independent theatrical distributor for Latin America with over 1,000 films in its library and 3 billion dollars of box office to its related releases. 

Business Unit Overview

Motion Picture Group
Lionsgate’s motion picture business is a consistent box office market share leader with films that have grossed more than $10 billion worldwide over the past six years. This leadership is driven by world-class talent relationships, a deep and renewable portfolio of iconic brands and franchises, and a diverse and balanced slate that is built to enhance consumer enjoyment of the theatrical experience but also has the flexibility to utilize a broad range of alternative release strategies as the opportunities to monetize films continue to expand. The creator, owner and distributor of great film brands including The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, Now You See Me, Knives Out, La La Land, Saw, Dirty Dancing and Monster’s Ball, among many others, films released by Lionsgate and its predecessor companies have earned 129 Academy Award® nominations and 32 Oscar® wins.
 
In addition to its mainstream commercial releases, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group includes specialty film distributor Roadside Attractions, an industry leader in award-winning prestige movies, Pantelion Films, the U.S. market leader in Spanish-language releases, a top film production and distribution brand in the UK, and multiplatform distributor Grindstone Entertainment.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles