Associate, Production Finance - France

Netflix

Netflix

Accounting & Finance
Paris, France
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
It’s an amazing time to be joining Netflix as we continue to transform entertainment globally. 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. In EMEA, Netflix is headquartered in Amsterdam.
About Production Finance:
The Production Finance team at Netflix is responsible for estimating and managing the production costs throughout the lifecycle of each production and provides insight and analytics to inform decision-making. The team understands the operations of a production and guides each project through its financial workflows required for a successful launch on the service. This role will directly support the Production Finance team and work within the French slate coordinating with production partners in the territory.
The ideal candidate is someone who exhibits the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. You must be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized, resilient and able to prioritize multiple tasks. The right person will have a high aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving and analysis utilizing financial applications.

The Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing and reviewing budgets, cost reports throughout the life-cycle of a production, while communicating with third party production companies to review variances.
  • Manage cash flow, forecasting, and funding processes for a slate of projects.
  • Align internally with Netflix Studio stakeholders to manage cost controls and production processes.
  • Help and guide third party production companies’ accounting teams to implement new procedures and adjust to the Netflix reporting requirements.
  • Ensure regional laws and financial regulations are followed by our production partners.
  • Have knowledge of local production practices and compliance/government regulations.
  • Understanding of local payroll, tax, banking, and invoicing processes.
  • Be an integral part of how we set up our Studio operations in France. We are looking for someone who is an innovative thinker and is able to find ways for Netflix Production Finance to operate effectively and constantly improve.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years finance experience in the Film/TV/Nonfiction production industry or media sector
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills. The role is approximately a 50/50 split between internal and external communication, so both skills are essential.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity to always tackle new challenges, are focused on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
  • Experience working independently, able to identify the needs of the team and fill workflow gaps.
  • Experience working in a role which demands accuracy, focus on action and generating results.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse multicultural team environment.
  • Aptitude or affinity towards tech/systems/development is a plus (Excel/GSheet required)
  • College/University degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Fluency in French and a high level of proficiency in English required
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.