Director, Finance and Strategy

Finance Team | San Francisco

About the Team:

As partners to executive leadership as well as internal business teams, our Finance team functions as a unit to develop insights and executable strategies to further Ellation’s efforts in delivering the best content to our global audience.

We’re looking for a Director of Finance and Strategy to join our Finance team in San Francisco. With support from the Manager of Finance and Content Finance, this role is tasked with ownership and improvement of Ellation’s operating model and long range plan. As an advisor of corporate strategy, this position will interface directly with executive leadership as well as our parent, Otter Media (a WarnerMedia company).

Location: San Francisco

This role is located in our headquarters in downtown San Francisco and is open to qualified candidates willing to relocate. Our group of cross-functional experts assemble in San Francisco and collaborate internationally to create experiences for Crunchyroll, VRV, and Rooster Teeth’s passionate communities. Some travel to Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX required.

A Day in the Life:

  • Own and improve the Ellation operating model and long range plan (LRP).
  • Develop and manage all budgeting and forecasting models -- lead all forecasting efforts.
  • Provide financial support for business unit investments and new corporate initiatives.
  • Develop internal and external facing presentation materials for key stakeholders.
  • Lead monthly financial reviews providing key insights to senior leadership.
  • Serve as the key principal to our parent company, Otter Media (a WarnerMedia company).
  • Assist in due diligence efforts and analysis for potential corporate development opportunities, including M&A and strategic partnerships.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of meaningful Finance experience -- exposure to entertainment, media/digital media, etc. is a plus.
  • In depth experience owning an operating model and/or executing an LRP is preferred.
  • Aptitude for pursuing and solving complex problems with financial modeling and analysis.
  • Highly proficient within Excel.
  • Comfortable with occasional travel to Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.
  • Familiarity with digital media, OTT / direct-to-consumer distribution is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch 4 days per week
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

Ellation

What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chișinău, and Tokyo to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more.  

Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is the entertainment company for gamers. A pioneer in digital entertainment, we’ve spent 16 years fostering a passionate worldwide community around original western-style anime, animation, podcasts, gaming personalities, and comedy content. Rooster Teeth’s diversified business encompasses subscription video, live events, merchandise, brand integrations, licensed studio productions, game development, and more.

VRV

VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and more. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Ellation. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.