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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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SVP Sphere Studio Finance - Hybrid

Description

Who are we hiring?
This role will partner closely with the leadership team of MSG Sphere Studios and Ventures to strategically analyze, monitor, and provide oversight for all financial aspects of the Sphere Studios and Ventures operations. This will include building and managing the Burbank-based finance team, leading production finance and accounting, overseeing long range planning, budgeting, and forecasting, evaluating capital investments, and implementing controls over reporting and spending. The SVP is a prominent voice within the Company’s management structure and takes a leadership role in exemplifying and instilling the Company’s business philosophies across the organization while assisting the Sphere CFO and Sphere Executive Leadership Team in the development and facilitation of the Company’s growth strategies and operational execution. Through deep understanding of the financial implications of business decisions, the SVP helps to identify operational improvements/efficiencies and growth opportunities across the Sphere Studios and Ventures businesses. This position manages all Strategic and Financial Planning and will be responsible for all financial matters of the Studios and Ventures divisions. This position will also manage all Production Finance activities for Sphere Studios, providing financial oversight throughout the life-cycle of production, from Development through Post Production.

What will you do?

  • Manage FP&A functions including the Annual Budget, Long-term Plan, Forecasts and Outlooks for Sphere Studios and Ventures.
  • Recommend benchmarks and metrics for measuring financial and operating performance
  • Supervise production budgeting and cost reporting during development, pre-production, production, and post-production phases
  • Drive corporate priorities to completion utilizing strategic project management and collaboration. These projects support the growth of the entire organization and in most cases involve multiple divisions and departments.  
  • Review all submissions of business plans and investment cases for these businesses to ensure that they are accurate and achievable
  • Working on special projects that support the growth of the organization and may involve new technologies, branding, and other multi-divisional matters that require leadership working with executives in all areas of the organization.

What do you need to succeed?
  • 5+ years of work experience with best-in-class organizations in relevant functional areas. Strong preference for individuals with experience in Technology, Media, Telecommunications, and Entertainment
  • Four-year degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management Education or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. CPA certified or MBA desired.
  • Demonstrated experience managing highly complex financial operations, including content production
  • Ability to analyze and dissect a business, i.e., understanding the components and drivers of success beyond the financials deeply and thoroughly.
  • Resilient finance executive with ability to work independently and cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing business needs; can take direction and incorporate feedback from senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Can effectively balance multiple simultaneous project streams with independent and sometimes competing timelines.

 

 

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.


Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-AD1

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