Head of Finance and Strategy (entertainment division) for a video game developer and esports tournament entertainment company

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Head of Finance and Strategy (entertainment division) for a video game developer and esports tournament entertainment company

Location

Los Angeles, CA
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Full Time

Full Time

Level

Senior Director

Divisional Finance Leadership: 

  • As the financial lead of the division, delivering the long-term strategic plan, annual budget, and BU-level product return goals. This includes building the core processes that the division uses for analyzing and evaluating project, product, and business line opportunities and ensuring other leaders and teams across the company understand REG’s strategic goals and performance on an ongoing basis
  • Establish a culture that values goal and milestone setting, transparency, and fiduciary responsibility that spans seniority, tenure, and function
  • Lead REG’s finance team, ensuring that they have the capabilities, tools and support necessary to guide strategic, monetization, and operational finance activities within the division
  • Strategic Planning: oversee long-range planning and annual budgeting (“SPF”) at a BU and divisional level.Establish and refine REG’s overall and BU-level strategies in partnership with BU leaders and Insights team including the delivery of multi-year forecasts to help inform REG’s and Riot’s capital allocation decisions.
  • Revenue Strategy: develop and oversee BU greenlight processes including the development of goals, financial and deal-making considerations, and performance management. Work with REG leadership, deal-makers, and operators to make well-informed creative, commercial, and partnership decisions.
  • FP&A: Perform divisional and BU-level financial reporting and analysis. Oversee individual product/project performance, tracking of 3rd party distribution, agency, and administration reporting and collections, accounting to 3rd party profit participants, and building systems for forecasting and tracking indirect revenue across other products.
  • Production Finance: Primary corporate interface between production-level teams (“Production Accounting”), Division Finance, and Central Finance and Accounting teams. Perform unique financial aspects of production (e.g. production fundings, production incentive, budget cash flow forecasting)
  • Make decisions on divisional-specific purchasing and accounting, and participate in setting the division’s financial goals and metrics
  • Ensure BUs have clear understanding and appreciation for the link between their BU-level strategy, the REG strategy, and the REG budget., Provide BUs with meaningful direction across important financial, strategic, and monetization considerations
  • Establish a culture of excellence where the value of financial capabilities is well understood and valued. Drive continuous improvement of financial, underwriting, and planning processes and systems; engage consultants and third parties to drive system changes
  • Manage team reports, including developing other managers, and working with them to build future leaders that can support the company’s long-term interests

Cross- Engagement 

  • Work with the companies CFO, Head of Strategic Finance and other division Heads of Finance to support CEO and division heads to inform, guide, and facilitate the companies capital allocation decisions, financings, and financial systems implementation
  • Work with other divisional Heads of Finance to ensure integrated long range planning, strategic alignment, meaningful transparency, and sharing of relevant expertise across the company. Collaborate to deliver financial reporting, including consolidated P&L, quarterly business reviews, and reports for Board of Directors

Central Engagement 

  • Work with the company’s Central Finance to bridge the divisional and corporate finance and accounting teams, simultaneously representing the needs of both and ensuring financial systems and processes are tuned to serve the divisional and the company’s-wide goals
  • Work with Central teams (e.g., Accounting, Strategy, Tax, Treasury, and Concur / Expenses)
  • Advise the corporate finance team on how its systems and policies serve the divisional finance team, and upgrade and refine as needed

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related fields
  • 15+ years of professional experience working in finance, business operations, and entertainment (i.e. Film, TV, Event, and Music) production
  • Experience leading and developing managers and managing large and diverse teams outside of strictly FP&A
  • Experience leading large-scale, cross-organizational, and complex organizations.
  • Experience building new competencies and elevating the existing capabilities within an organization
  • Experience communicating at an executive level across creative, operations, negotiations, and strategy

Desired Qualifications: 

  • MBA

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