HBO Financial Analyst, Finance Strategy & Planning

OVERALL SUMMARY

Individual will be responsible for financial and strategic analysis of HBO’s business, evolving competitive landscape, and overall media industry; in addition to supporting operating units in a planning capacity. Broader group is responsible for providing financial and strategic support for cross-departmental projects, including:

  • Producing and maintaining advanced knowledge of industry trends and competitive activity
  • Supporting business development and strategy, including developing financial models, business plans, and long-term growth strategies in partnership with operating areas
  • Providing financial and strategic support to operating areas and senior management; including evaluating potential strategic investments
  • Position reports to Manager, Finance Strategy & Planning

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare strategic and competitive analyses on premium subscription and other relevant media/tech companies (financial projections, key qualitative drivers, and analysis of programming/marketing/digital strategy). Additional responsibilities include:
  • Assessing overall industry and competitive marketplace trends for HBO senior management
  • Issuing quarterly and annual earnings summaries of relevant tech, media, & telecom (TMT) companies
  • Creating and managing detailed operating/financial valuation models
  • Industry research and developing summary reports as needed
  • Attend industry conferences and compile summaries/key themes
  • Periodically evaluate potential investment opportunities in new businesses and technologies; conduct ROI analyses of HBO’s current investments; responsibilities include financial valuation and presentations to management
  • Build financial models and develop strategic assessments to address key business issues, e.g. Evaluation of new business models, emerging technologies, and innovations; competitive analyses; media landscape overviews; programming and content deals; business and operational planning;
  • Provide as needed support for both Time Warner corporate and senior management, including annual strategy reviews, corporate budgets, and CEO/CFO presentations
  • Provide support to HBO operating units, including conducting analyses and preparing presentation materials
  • Create long term plans and other operational planning analyses for both current and new business initiatives, as needed
  • Prepare certain ongoing and ad hoc reports, as requested; prepare analyses to help understand key drivers and variances

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-3 years of prior experience in investment banking, management consulting, sell/buy side research, corporate strategy, or other similar role at media company
  • Financial valuation experience
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Excel and financial modeling experience and skills required
  • Strong research skills
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to manage details; strong grasp of business concepts and demonstrated judgment
  • Ability to prepare and present complex data in a simple, understandable manner
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with and create materials intended across departments and for all levels of management
  • Self-starter, proactive, takes initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while working to meet assigned deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, other quantitative discipline preferred
  • Demonstrated media interest preferred

About Us It’s HBOSM

America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.


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