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Financial Analyst

companyiHeart Media
locationHouston, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 7/9/2024
Full Time

iHeartMedia Markets

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The audio revolution is here - and iHeart is leading it! iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that's twice the size of any other audio company - almost three times the size of the largest TV network - and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. In fact, we have:

  • More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;
  • We're the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;
  • iHeart is the home of many of the country's most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;
  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;
  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;
  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and
  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale. As a result, we're able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option.

Because we reach almost every community in America, we're committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve - and our company reflects that same kind of diversity. Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

If you're excited about this role but don't feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
We are looking for a Financial Analyst on the Markets Group team at iHeartMedia!

Your primary focus will be to leverage data and analytics to help drive the financial success of the assigned market. This will include a wide variety of duties from routine sales reporting/analysis, payroll review, and ad hoc requests, to forecasting and partnering with our Sales and Programming team to drive the business forward. Our optimal candidate is a self-starter, curious, detail-orientated, eager to learn, and a strategic thinker.

If you love to solve puzzles, work cross-functionally and independently we have a great opportunity for you!

What You'll Do:

  • Design, implement, and provide products, programs, projects, processes, and policies in support of the Financial Planning and Analysis function.
  • Provide financial services and consulting at the corporate, business unit and/or market level; perform analysis and interpretation of financial and other data; directly support the Director of Finance team and Market Leadership.
  • Forecast, analyze, and evaluate financial plans and budgets; develop recommendations to achieve financial objectives.
  • Participate in expense forecasting and actuals process, including research and communication of variances, quarterly earnings, press release support, and competitor analysis.
  • Prepare forecast results commentary; compile consolidated expense actual and forecast reports for distribution to appropriate leadership.
  • Analyze trends, researches issues and responds to inquiries from Sales, Programming and leadership.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices for the company.
  • Participate in and lead financial variances for forecast, budget, and monthly close packages.
  • Act as point of contact for programming, responsible for understanding detailed financials, key variances, and identifying risks/opportunities to the business
  • Build process improvements that identify and track key operating metrics that can be leveraged to develop planning tools.
  • Interface with business, finance & sales leads, accounting partners, and IT to ensure accurate data and information gathering.
  • Perform analysis/deep dives on profitability, revenue trends, and other periodic ad-hoc analytical projects.
  • Perform ad hoc research as necessary; prepare and present comprehensive evaluations, proposals, and recommendations to appropriate leadership.
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process including preparation of templates, coordination of budget meetings, entering budget information into appropriate systems, and preparation of presentation materials.

What You'll Need:

  • Strong analysis, problem-solving, and research skills; can gather, assess and interpret information and comprehend the financial impacts of business decisions
  • Good judgment & decision-making skills
  • Effective communication with multiple levels of employees and clients
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; can prepare and present complex data in a simple, understandable manner
  • Stress tolerance & flexibility especially when working under pressure and on multiple projects with tight deadlines; ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to plan and organize, get things done in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and optimal work standards
  • Demonstrated technical skills in accounting and financial information systems/applications
  • Proficient in Excel and ability to learn new systems quickly; experience with Cognos, TM1, salesforce, Quattro and Sharepoint preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years of related experience, in an accounting/financial analysis role
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with an accounting or finance emphasis

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Accountability for own work and desire to provide guidance to new team members
  • Ability to contribute to several projects at the same time under a moderate level of direction
  • Application of objective judgement, technical skills and prior experience to solve business problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a knack for explaining complex information in a straightforward manner
  • Desire for continued knowledge sharing and learning
  • Understanding of impact of own decisions

Houston, TX: 1233 West Loop South, Bldg 1, Suite 725, 77027

Position Type:

Time Type:
Full time

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iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click here to learn about E-Verify.

Required skills

  • Live Broadcast
  • Process Improvement - Accounting
  • Payroll
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