Job Title:  Manager, Participation Ultimates

Department:  Finance & Accounting

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position:

Lionsgate has an immediate opening for a Manager of Participations.  Responsibilities for this position will include the meticulous preparation, and review of Participation statements and ultimate projection models, process analysis and improvement including automation, interface with Accounting, Financial Planning, and Legal departments, and various related special projects as assigned.  

Experience & Skills:

Candidates must have a minimum of 3+ years of experience in entertainment-related Accounting and/or Finance and a BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting.  Experience with Participation calculations strongly preferred.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under-pressure while meeting strict contractual and fiscal close deadlines.  
•    Create and maintain accurate financial models to track and project participation expense for all Lionsgate divisions and segments
•    Serve as a liaison between Participations and Accounting to ensure complete and accurate participation calculations are being communicated and incorporated into current quarter reporting
•    Prepare and review actualized participation statements for third-party participants (talent, licensors, and co-financing partners)
•    Initiate and propose opportunities for process improvement and automation
•    Clear presentation, documentation, communication and collaboration of model calculations and/or modifications with Participations/Accounting/Finance management
•    Ability to grasp big-picture while performing detail-oriented function
•    Provide ad-hoc analysis as needed 
Ideal candidate will have outstanding Excel skills (macros, arrays, complex formulas, circular formulas, linking, tracing dependents, and modeling), extremely conscientious and detailed oriented.  The position involves interaction with various high-level executives throughout the organization and the need to communicate clearly and effectively.  Experience with SAP R3/BW strongly preferred due to a heavy focus on automation and utilization of systems.
Lionsgate offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and a great working environment.


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,
without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic characteristic, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

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