Associate, Content and Studio Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Japan



Accounting & Finance
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services, with 270 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
The Financial Planning & Analysis group is looking for an Associate to focus on Financial Planning & Analysis for Japan and Taiwan. This role will be a critical and integrated business partner to the global APAC content acquisition and production team and be responsible for financial planning and analytics for the company’s rapidly expanding programming initiatives. This position will reside within the company’s Tokyo office.


  • Own near-term and long-term P&L and Cash forecasts across a broad range of content categories including Original Local Language TV and Film Productions and Licensing for/from Japan markets
  • Work with senior leadership within the content and production organization to translate strategic initiatives into financial plans
  • Develop KPIs, metrics and dashboards to understand and communicate progress against future plan
  • Provide recommendations on how to adjust future spending to track towards investment goals across content categories and geographies
  • Improve workflows to scale with the growth in original productions
  • Maintain a schedule of estimated future contractual commitments for accurate disclosure in financial statements and proper capital planning


  • Candidates are required to be highly analytical and be strong, effective communicators
  • Prior experience in financial planning & analysis is preferred. Prior experience in the entertainment industry is a plus. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis, and delivering actionable recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • The successful candidate must display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of senior-level executives and cross-functional stakeholders. Candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Netflix is fast-growing with a flat organizational structure, which means that employees are often asked to perform tasks with a range of difficulties. Candidate must be motivated, disciplined, flexible, and be able to work effectively autonomously


  • 3+ years of relevant experience. Prior experience in Financial Planning & Analysis is preferred. Prior experience in the Media / Entertainment industry is a plus.
  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis.
  • Must have proficiency working with systems and automated reporting tools (i.e., Hyperion, SAP, Workday financials, etc.). Financial systems development experience is a plus.
  • Superior proficiency with Excel; complex financial modeling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in Japanese and English.
  • 4-year degree in a relevant field with strong academic performance, MBA preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Japan and Anime markets is a plus.
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