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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER (M/F/NB)

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Description du poste

This role, named “cost-tracking” at Illumination Mac Guff, assumes several missions within the studio: Production data analysis; Decision support; Management control and acts as a reference for production tools.
Acting as a synapse, cost-tracking relays information between the French and American branches, which work together on films in production. He/she ensures the follow-up and the budget management in collaboration with the production management. He/she is also responsible for setting the pace of the film for the other departments to ensure a balance between expenses and the progress of the production.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The cost-tracker also acts as a management controller and develops Excel tools (via VBA) available to the finance and production departments.

1. Tracking and presentation of feature film costs

  • Forecasted deployments of personnel and expenses
  • Simulation of needs and calculation of budget additions
  • Participation in decision-making meetings with French and American management

2. Analysis of the film’s production

  • Via Excel & Shotgun (production tracking and department management software)
  • Progress, productivity, keeping dashboards
  • Conditions of respect of budget and deadline constraints

3. Payroll preparation (Via Excel & Shotgun)

  • Reconciliations with French and American accounting
  • Management of working hours

4. Development of management tools

  • Weekly reports for production
  • Manufacturing follow-up for production managers
  • Monitoring and forecasting of staffing levels
  • Help in the design or improvement of tools dedicated to accounting

REQUIRED SKILLS

Excellent knowledge of Excel (logical & matrix formulas, conditional formatting, pivot tables)
Programming of Visual Basic macros desired
Fluency in English
Team work
Reactivity, creativity, motivation
Strong interest in animation, computer graphics and cinema

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE

3 to 5 years of higher education, such as engineering or business school, or a master’s degree in mathematics and financial analysis
End-of-study internship or job (fixed-term contracts)

HOW DO WE KEEP YOU SMILING?

Our team develops and brings these stories to life, exploring universal truths through a visual and comedic expression that invites our audiences to discover ideas, experiences, and emotions in ways never before imagined. We serve the story and our characters.

Entrepreneurial in spirit, sophisticated in design, kind in our approach, we aspire for excellence and seek talent who have a passion for driving creativity no matter the role they hold.

  • Family and friend screening, social event and additional benefits to keep you smiling
  • The opportunity to work with diverse team, in a truly international environment
  • Office in central Paris, Work from home policy
  • Internal mobility opportunities, “give your chance” culture

YOUR JOURNEY WITH US

Initially, when your application is selected, you will receive an introduction call to explain the main points in terms of this position, and to have a chance to showcase your motivation. If successful, you will have the next step with our Hiring Manager and an interview with our 2 co-presidents and one more key stakeholder within the studio.

We will always give you chances to add anything to your application in terms of video, message, additional information or any remaining questions before making the final decision (which will be based on your overall performance during the process)

As a final step, hopefully we can deliver some good news and greet you as our new colleague!

ABOUT US

Illumination was founded with the goal of infusing Joy & Discovery into every character and putting smiles on the faces of every person in our global audience. Our team develops and brings these stories to life, exploring universal truths through a visual and comedic expression that invites our audiences to discover ideas, experiences, and emotions in ways never before imagined. We serve the story and our characters. Entrepreneurial in spirit, sophisticated in design, kind in our approach, we aspire for excellence and seek talent who have a passion for driving creativity no matter the role they hold.

Notre studio

Illumination Mac Guff est un des leaders mondiaux dans les films d’animation 3D. Basé à Paris, le studio est connu pour ses succès tels que la franchise “Moi, Moche et Méchant”, “Les Minions”, “Comme des Bêtes” et “Tous en scène”, tous produits par Illumination Entertainment pour Universal Pictures.

Executive Coordinator to Co-Presidents (H/F/NB)

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Description du poste

You have the opportunity to be more than your job title and contribute to put smiles on the faces of every person in our global audience.

HOW WILL YOU MAKE AN IMPACT?

Illumination is seeking an experienced Executive Coordinator to support our 2 Paris-based Co-Presidents of Productions.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in an important role supporting the day-to-day needs of our co-presidents working across production in support of our animated feature films and projects.
The Executive Coordinator will partner with our 2 Co-Presidents on strategic and operational initiatives, while acting as a liaison with the leadership team internally and with close external
partners.

  • Manage complex calendar management for both Co-Presidents (CPP). Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; Capable of making judgements and recommendations to
    ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.
  • Oversee daily operations through collaboration with senior management and department leaders, performing an array of administrative tasks from managing calendars, generating correspondence, planning and coordinating key meetings, and ensure all proper logistics including meeting facilities
  • Anticipate various needs of the CPPs and maximize their efficiency by ensuring they are prepared for all meetings and deadlines. Proactive follow-up on the team’s action items to increase accountability
  • Assist with the preparation of the CPP’s regular meetings: including gathering and drafting agendas for weekly meetings and sending action items to the team on behalf of CPPs

HOW DO WE KEEP YOU SMILING?

Our team develops and brings these stories to life, exploring universal truths through a visual and comedic expression that invite our audiences to discover ideas, experiences, and emotions in ways
never before imagined. We serve the story and our characters.
Entrepreneurial in spirit, sophisticated in design, kind in our approach, we aspire for excellence and seek talent who have a passion for driving creativity no matter the role they hold.
Family and friend screening, social event and additional benefits to keep you smiling.

  • The opportunity to work with diverse team, in a truly international environment
  • Office in central Paris / Work from home policy
  • Internal mobility opportunities, “give your chance” culture

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s/ Masters Degree or equivalent experience
  • Bilingual French and English
  • Must be proficient in Keynote, MS office and first level of Photoshop
  • First successful experience of at least 3 years in a fast-learning environment, for eg. agency or consulting firm
  • Experience prioritizing multiple projects
  • Experience building relationships and experience working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Be a consistent and effective communicator
  • Demonstrate good judgment, tact and confidentiality at all times
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be confident in communicating (written & verbal) with high-level executives both in English and in French
  • Have the capacity to multi-task and prioritize
  • Have a proven experience and reliability in a role requiring a high level of confidentiality
  • Be proactive and dynamic and autonomous
  • Be confident but stay humble
  • Be strategic, resourceful, detail-oriented and stay motivated in a fast-paced environment
  • Be capable of embracing very different missions with a smile
  • Be passionate about Cinema, Animation and Film-making.

YOUR JOURNEY WITH US:

Initially, when your application is selected, you will receive an introduction call to explain the main points in terms of this position, and to have a chance to showcase your motivation.
If successful, you will have the next step with our Hiring Manager and an interview with our 2 co-presidents and one or more key stakeholders within the studio.
We will always give you the opportunity to add anything to your application in terms of video, message, additional information or any remaining questions before making the final decision (which
will be based on your overall performance during the process). As a final step, hopefully we can deliver some good news and greet you as our new colleague.

Notre studio

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.