Financial Analyst - Content FP&A

Finance Team | San Francisco

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. VRV is a fast-growing entrant in the SVOD space and is an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder.

We’re looking for a Financial Analyst to join our team in San Francisco. Our offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content for Crunchyroll and VRV -- we are media and technology experts, and we lead with our digital-first DNA to create experiences for our passionate communities.  

The Financial Analyst - Content FP&A is responsible for all tasks related to content acquisition and royalty reporting in support of FP&A functions. This is a highly visible, cross-functional role working in collaboration with, but not limited to, Legal, Publishing, Acquisitions, Data Engineering, and Senior Management as a representative of FP&A. The successful candidate will leverage technical skills, business acumen, and creativity to inform strategic business decisions for both Crunchyroll and VRV.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare complex models to project content performance to support decision-making regarding content acquisition and original development
  • Review and analyze royalty related contracts and track all transactions related to minimum guarantee (MG) commitments
  • Account for content expenses, liabilities and related commitments
  • Work closely with and support Japan personnel to manage co-production anime investments
  • Partner with the data engineering team to drive the development of our content management system
  • Proactively work with the data engineering team to analyze viewership data using SQL
  • Coordinate quarterly and annual royalty review with Senior Management
  • Prepare and send out quarterly royalty statements and payments to publishers
  • Assist with the creation of key presentations for Leadership and Board of Directors
  • Assist the Finance team with other ad-hoc projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in identifying opportunities for business improvement and objectively evaluating those initiatives
  • 1-4 years experience in an analytical / quantitative role
  • Experience building and maintaining complex financial models and exceptional Excel skills
  • Familiarity with relational databases and querying via SQL
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree with a major or emphasis in Finance, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, or other quantitative field
  • Prior experience in Entertainment / Anime / Japanese culture and knowledge of royalty systems is a plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

 

*Please beware of recent scams to online job seekers. Those applying to our job openings will only be contacted directly from @crunchyroll.com and @ellation.com email accounts. If you have any questions of the authenticity of an Ellation or Crunchyroll job offer, please contact jobs@crunchyroll.com before giving away any personal information.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

About Ellation

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.  

About VRV

VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.