Senior Analyst, Finance

    • New York, NY

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at www.siriusxm.com/careers.

The Senior Analyst is responsible for providing financial and analytical support to the General and Administrative (G&A) and the Information Technology (IT) business group. The analyst will maintain budget/forecasting models and support schedules; continually evaluate business costs and decisions related to hundreds of contractual agreements as well as prepare associated finance summaries; and regularly conduct ad hoc analyses. There is opportunity to negotiate with vendors depending on aptitude and interest. The Senior Analyst will be interfacing with internal business partners at multiple levels within the organization on any given day.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of annual departmental budgets, recurring forecasts, and long range plans.
    • Maintain detailed schedules for each department of specific types of budgeted expenses, and add and remove as necessary per contract renewals and/or terminations of contracts.
    • Along with manager, meet with business owners to identify objectives and projects and associated costs.
    • Track spending on budgeted projects and, in particular, capital expenditures on a project and task basis.
    • Support the preparation and distribution of financial results reports to key executives as needed.
    • Continually evaluate risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare financial impact analyses to evaluate new initiatives, programs, and capital investments.
  • Prepare financial summaries for various contracts and capital purchase requests. Comprehend and translate sometimes technical projects/agreements and prepare a concise, easily understandable summary for executive management. Participate in discussions with business owners to understand the project. Assess if the agreement makes economic sense and explain the financial justifications and research/provide comparison pricing. Identify key risk factors and drivers that have an economic impact.
  • Identify and recommend contractual improvements and capital payment terms and implement same with business owners.
  • Support the monthly close process by reviewing actuals and ensuring all expenses are booked properly. Prepare the monthly variance analysis (actual vs. budget) to be reviewed by the manager.
  • Prepare trending analyses and in-depth assessments of IT and G&A costs as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Interview, select, train, and manage one intern per semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or CPA or 2 to 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and have excellent analytical, communication and quantitative skills.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Strong financial analysis and quantitative skills; attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including spelling, grammar, and proofreading
  • Ability to develop relationships across various functions and departments and at all levels
  • Must be resourceful and think creatively on finding solutions for potential cost savings
  • Results oriented; shows initiative and follow through on projects while still working collaboratively with Finance team members and business owners
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person
  • Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Excel a must
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge/familiarity of Oracle, Jaggaer or other accounting software tools
  • Essbase or Hyperion Planning experience preferred.
  • Experience in building financial models is a plus.
  

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation.SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status,veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

 

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

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