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Manager, Finance, HBO Max Direct-to-Consumer

New York, NY
Full Time
Requisition ID: 177653BR

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The Job

This role will provide the candidate with the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the HBO Max Direct-to-Consumer (“DTC”) business, including subscriber performance and acquisition marketing spend. The position reports to the Director, HBO Max DTC Finance. The Senior Financial Analyst will be a key contributor in the HBO Max FP&A process – owning the forecast, budget and long-range plans for Direct-to-Consumer subscriber revenue and collaborating across finance on routine and ad-hoc deliverables. Primary attributes of this role include analyzing key drivers behind subscriber performance (e.g. FTAs, conversion, churn) and reporting on financial results.

The Daily

  • Build and maintain advanced financial models in excel to project HBO Max DTC subscribers, revenue and associated expenses (marketing, transaction fees, etc.)
  • Monitor and report on KPIs critical to HBO Max DTC projections and financials, including: free trial acquisitions (FTAs), free-to-paid conversion, subscriber churn/retention, subscriber reconnects, acquisition/retention marketing spend, and subscriber acquisition cost (SAC)
  • Collaborate with Direct-to-Consumer Operating, Marketing and Finance Strategy teams to determine KPI assumptions and identify opportunities/risks affecting forecast and budget
  • Prepare the forecast, budget and long-range plan for the HBO Max DTC subscription business, including subscriber revenue and acquisition/retention marketing spend
  • Prepare forecast packages (P&L and Cash Flow) and perform variance analysis of financial results vs budget and prior forecast
  • Contribute to preparation of ad-hoc schedules and routine presentation decks for senior management, highlighting subscriber revenue and marketing expense assumptions and building a narrative to communicate results
  • Proactively identify and implement internal process improvements to optimize efficiencies, improve the quality of analysis, and develop new reports for senior management

The Essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an FP&A role
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential; specifically, experience building/maintaining models that incorporate multiple assumptions and drivers (e.g. subscriber volume, free to pay conversion, retention, and economics)
  • Attention to detail is critical as deliverables will often be presented to senior management where accuracy is essential; PowerPoint proficiency a plus
  • Strong presentation skills as the candidate will be required to communicate complex information in a simplified manner
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with employees of all levels
  • Must be eager to learn in a fast-paced environment and not be afraid to ask probing questions
  • Experience with full life cycle of budget / long-term planning process
  • Preparing management presentations and prior media industry experience a plus
  • CPA or MBA a plus