Job Title:  Sr. Financial Analyst, Residuals

Department:  Finance & Accounting

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The primary focus of this position is to ensure residuals are setup and paid in compliance with applicable guild agreements. Responsibilities for this position include interpreting union agreements, collecting documentation for residual setup purposes, confirming receipt and accuracy of proration calculations, preparing residual estimates, and processing residual quarterly reporting.


Position may also assist with audit, special projects and ad-hoc analysis, as assigned. Duties may include gathering documentation, reviewing contracts and accounting records, and conducting various analyses, as required.


The Senior Financial Analyst will work closely with the production, business affairs, legal, and accounting departments, so it is important that the candidate can communicate effectively with employees at all levels within the company.


  • Forecast, set-up, and report residuals accurately in a timely manner and support the rest of team as needed
  • Liaise with payroll companies, business units, and various guilds to gather proper documentation for set-up purposes
  • Test and implement process improvements, efficiency, and standardization
  • Assist Audit Manager in gathering support for various audits
  • Interpret and analyze contracts for residual subject-related matter
  • Responsible for special projects and ad hoc analysis as requested

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel
  • Attentive to detail and keen judgement to make sound decisions 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average organization skills with the ability to multi-task and meet strict contractual deadlines
  • Ability to work pro-actively and autonomously in the role, but also as a team player within the residuals group
  • Intermediate knowledge of union agreements (i.e. SAG, WGA, DGA, AFM, IATSE, British PACT Equity, MEAA)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting, finance, and/or residuals

Nice to Haves

  • Extensive knowledge in VBA
  • Working knowledge of SAP

About the Company

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide. 

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