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Roku

Senior Production Finance Specialist

at Roku

Santa Monica, United States



Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku is changing how the world watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we've set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.

From your first day at Roku, you'll make a valuable - and valued - contribution. We're a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.

 

About the Team 

The Roku Channel (TRC) launched Roku Originals in May 2021 on National Streaming Day contributing over 90 Originals upon launch.  Content delivered by Roku Originals has grown tremendously since, and they have impressively been in the top 10 TV series/movies each month since launch.  As our content team continues to drive and support diverse entertainment options to our growing audiences while the Finance Planning & Analysis team supports the content team in building and maintaining operational efficiencies to scale.

 

About the Role

The Senior Production Financial Specialist will support the production finance team and partner with the Roku Originals business. This role will be instrumental in establishing and maintaining rapport with both internal and external partners.  The Roku Originals team outputs new and exciting content at a tremendous pace.  If selected, you will play a pivotal role in providing operational excellence, while pivoting with agility.  As a data driven firm, you will provide analytical and direct business support, including production budget tracking, tax credits, forecast, monthly close, annual plan, results analysis, and reporting packages.  Your excitement to work autonomously and independently will be monumental in your development to expand with the team’s growth.

This position will be based in Santa Monica, CA. 

 

For California Only - The estimated annual salary for this position is between $85,000 - $163,000 annually.
Compensation packages are based on factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, certifications, and specific geographical location. 

This role is eligible for health insurance, equity awards, life insurance, disability benefits, parental leave, wellness benefits, and paid time off.

Roku will be accepting applications for this role until June 30, 2024 [or until the position is filled].

 

What You'll Be Doing 

  • Work closely and collaboratively with numerous other Roku teams including production, business affairs, FP&A, creative, and content accounting
  • Partner with Physical Production teams to develop and maintain TV budgets for in-house productions
  • Manage and track show fundings and schedules, and update cash forecasts for up to 30 productions
  • Oversight of third party relationships managing production finance and accounting
  • Update show-related information in Roku systems
  • Collaborate with production services companies and Production Accountants
  • Ensure production cost reports are submitted timely
  • Onboard production services company accounting teams to Roku policies and procedures
  • Coordinate with legal, HR, accounting, and Payroll teams to ensure compliance with tax credit requirements
  • Prepare and submit applications for tax credits for productions in the states of CT and MA, ensuring accuracy and completeness of documentation
  • Coordinate with external auditors as needed to facilitate financial audits
  • Ability to travel to East Coast on a quarterly basis, at minimum
  • Excited to take on finance related ad hoc projects outside of production finance

 

We're excited if you have 

  • 7+ years of entertainment finance experience, production finance, and/or Over the Top (OTT) experience required 
  • Experience in film or television tax credits for productions in CT and MA 
  • Must possess a high level of intellectual curiosity with a focus on generating results
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong Excel skills  
  • Proficiency with production accounting software (e.g., Entertainment Partners, GreenSlate, Movie Magic, or other budgeting and scheduling enterprise systems) 
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Benefits

Roku is committed to offering a diverse range of benefits as part of our compensation package to support our employees and their families. Our comprehensive benefits include global access to mental health and financial wellness support and resources. Local benefits include statutory and voluntary benefits which may include healthcare (medical, dental, and vision), life, accident, disability, commuter, and retirement options (401(k)/pension). Our employees can take time off work for vacation and other personal reasons to balance their evolving work and life needs. It's important to note that not every benefit is available in all locations or for every role. For details specific to your location, please consult with your recruiter.

 

The Roku Culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV. 

We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002. 

To learn more about Roku, our global footprint, and how we've grown, visit https://www.weareroku.com/factsheet.

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