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Sr. Financial Analyst


Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sr. Financial Analyst

Jobid 23768-382740

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36324BR

**Job Title** Sr. Financial Analyst

**Business Segment** Parks & Resorts

**Sub-Business** USH Finance

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** Universal Studios Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital of L.A. featuring a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, and bridged by Universal CityWalk, a dynamic entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Universal Studios Hollywood is an industry leader due to its impressive talent base of highly creative professionals who inspire and produce compelling entertainment and innovative attractions that immerse guests in an authentic Hollywood experience. Universal Studios Hollywood’s team of professionals enjoys a unique culture where fun, hard work and high-quality results are priority, resulting in an employee base that is proud to work here. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The company offers equally unique opportunities for employees to expand their careers within Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts, and the broader NBCUniversal family. It’s a big universe, where do you fit in?

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


The Senior Financial Analyst for Food & Beverage Finance group will be responsible for department variable labor and non-labor, assist with financial/capital reporting, analysis & budgeting; driving operating performance and aligning decision making with the business' key performance indicators. Requires working closely with operators in a cross functional, matrixed, and fast paced environment.

Variable labor and Non-Labor:

•Take full FP&A ownership of variable labor and non-labor variances. Provide detailed analysis on the trends along with recommendations for improving processes and optimizing margins.

Financial Accounting, Reporting, Budget Preparation, and Analysis:

•Prepare accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis including weekly/monthly financial reporting packages addressing budget variances, cash position, and status of current projects. Conduct Month End Close accounting and variance analysis. Prepare annual operating plan and quarterly estimates.

Drive Department Performance:

•Establish and maintain detailed budgets. Partner with operator management and Finance team to maximize operational efficiencies by strengthening and implementing financial tools, metrics, and processes to drive operating performance. Provide financial coaching to all operating partners.

Maximize Operational Efficiencies:

•Ensure a “no surprises” environment. Leverage relationships with operating partners to optimize efficiencies and influence behavior.

Special Projects:

•Lead/assist with special projects – both analytical and process improvements (i.e.: improved management reports, operational processes, etc.). Extend findings to provide meaningful recommendations.

•Interact with Senior Management on a regular basis to deliver financial updates.


•Bachelor’s degree in business/accounting/finance

•4+ years of progressive experience in operations finance

•Must be a resourceful problem solver, with the ability to prioritize and create approaches to meet required objectives

•Excellent analytical abilities are required, including advanced Excel and Access skills

•Demonstrate leadership values and ability to develop and participate in diverse/cross-functional teams

•Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and influence a wide spectrum of customers

•Ability to maintain a big picture perspective as well as be detail-oriented is essential

•Strong intellectual curiosity and clear logical thinking, with ability to succinctly interpret data to frame business issues and/or opportunities

•Must be willing to work in Universal City

•Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

•MBA preferred

•Prior fast food/QSR experience

•Experience with SAP and/or Microstrategy

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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