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Sample Business Analyst Resume – Entertainment

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OBJECTIVE
A challenging accounting position with growth potential that will enable me to add value to a Company’s processes and procedures by utilizing my Accounting and analytical abilities.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Business Analyst, Production Finance (7/03 – Present)

  • Track and analyze on a per-project basis all production funding related to original programming in order to provide annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Manage Canadian bank account activity to ensure the collection and recording of Canadian tax credits, return of production funding and disbursements to fund Canadian based productions.
  • Maintain a schedule to forecast all projects in active development. Read and analyze contracts to derive total expected expenditures. Meet with Business Affairs Executives on a monthly basis to verify status of projects in development and ensure that projects are accurately written-off and accrued upon abandonment.
  • Review for accuracy and completeness all writer payments and supporting documentation for projects in development in order to post into G/L system.
  • Prepare annual budget and quarterly estimates for cash receipts and revenue for specific markets and present results to Vice President of Finance department.
  • Work proactively with Business Affairs and Distribution departments to identify program element delivery projections and requirements as they relate to receipt and revenue recognition milestones.
  • Issue invoices in a timely manner, maintain cash receipts schedules, and make follow-up calls to ensure timely collections, especially at quarter and year-end.

Business Analyst, Entertainment Group Finance (4/02 – 7/03)

  • Performed all month-end close procedures, including journal entries. Reduced the amount of time for the P&L close from 4 days to 2 days.
  • Prepared financial statements, including Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and P&L statements and prepared detailed variance explanations verses budget and current estimate to relate to upper management.
  • Maintained Accounts Receivable Aging and Deferred Revenue schedules on a per title and customer basis.
  • Managed clearing of cash receipt lockboxes and reconciled cash reporting with Management Reporting department on a monthly basis.
  • Reviewed and interpreted contracts to supply revenue numbers for ultimate accounting.
  • Participated in various Balance Sheet projects, including prospective fees analysis to ensure accurate asset balances on a per-title basis.
  • Supplied information and schedules for year-end audits.
  • Successfully trained new Business Analyst to perform all month-end closing procedures and reporting requirements.

2/00 – 3/02 COMPANY Location
Assistant Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting (2/01 – 3/02)

  • Reconciled monthly cash disbursements and receipts to statement of cash flows with Vice President and Executive Director.
  • Managed the coordination of cash reporting procedures with Treasury Department and Divisional Departments to obtain and analyze information.
  • Prepared monthly cash board package statements, performed variance analyses, generated operating cash flow statements, and prepared bank group covenant reports.
  • Assisted the Executive Director in performing analyses of trial balance account activity and investigated discrepancies.
  • Prepared the accounting entries for the Company’s equity investees, intercompany profit elimination, and new accounting standard changes.

Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting (2/00 – 2/01)

  • Prepared month-end closing entries through analysis of balance sheet and profit and loss account activity.
  • Produced monthly flash schedule quarterly projections by interacting with divisional departments to obtain and analyze data and information.
  • Prepared monthly and year-to-date financial statements, i.e., balance sheet, statement of operations, and statement of cash flows. Assisted in obtaining information and data to produce monthly footnotes.
  • Obtained foreign packages to generate entries to account for foreign subsidiary activity and performed intercompany analysis.
  • Completed and filed required forms with the Department of Commerce.

EDUCATION
12/98 UNIVERSITY
B.A., Business Economics with Accounting Emphasis

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Microsoft Outlook, JD Edwards, Software Accounting Program System (SAP), Showcase Strategy, and Essbase (extended spreadsheet) Database

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