HBO Manager, MPO Budget Management

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jun 26, 2013
Closes
Jul 26, 2013
Contact
Ms. s w
Duration
Full Time
OVERALL SUMMARY

The Manager of Budget Planning will work closely with the Director of MPO Budget Planning & Mgmt on establishing, analyzing, and maintaining Media & Production Operation’s (MPO) Annual Budgets and Long Term Plan as well as taking the lead on the forecasting and monthly financial analysis of department spend throughout the year. The candidate will act as a liaison amongst the various department heads within MPO and collaborate closely with the Controller’s group for financial, budgeting, forecasting and reporting matters.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Take lead on financial matters from an operational/MPO perspective as it relates to monthly variance analysis, forecasting activities and end of year close process. Additionally will present regular updates to the Director as well as coordinate with Controller’s group to provide all necessary analysis to facilitate their close and forecast process
• Work closely with the Director on the internal MPO budgeting process including the Long Term Plan & Annual Budget; presenting information in both a standard SEC format and a project versus non-project based format.
• Work closely with MPO members outside of the Director on cross functional projects as the budgetary/financial liaison, while enhancing the understanding of "end to end" project workflows and basic technology solutions.
• Provide overall support for MPO, which includes, but is not limited to, the development of formal procedures to streamline administrative workflow and establish "best practices" process improvements.
• Actively participate and/or lead ad hoc projects, financial reporting, presentations, and analysis.


REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting.
• 4 years business operations experience in a media environment preferred.
• Forecasting and budgeting experience.
• Highly proactive and organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
• Strong communication skills (written and oral).
• Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a professional "can do" attitude.
• MS Office skills required (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) as well as knowledge of Windows platform and Oracle Financial Suite.

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