Sony Pictures Entertainment Third Party Audit Intern, Corporate Finance, Fall 2017 in Culver City, California

Third Party Audit Intern, Corporate Finance, Fall 2017

The Residuals and Third Party Audit group manages audits initiated by the Company's participants and Guilds with regard to the distribution of all motion picture product. The group includes two executive directors, three managers, and four analysts, and manages approximately 75 to 100 audits in various stages per year. The audit group handles everything from contract review, audit scoping, day-to-day management of audit requests and auditor interaction, and eventual settlement of any issues that arise.


The intern will be involved with assisting an audit manager with preparing the reports and schedules required to commence an audit. The intern will then be tasked with assisting with pulling, reviewing, and providing, under the supervision of the manager, supporting documentation requested by auditors. As part of this process, the intern will be exposed to system-to-system data reconciliations, tracing transactions from the statement back to the source, and communicating with other business units to gain a better understanding of what the data means and how it relates to the distribution and/or production of motion pictures. The intern will also be expected to participate in staff and update meetings.

As part of this process, the intern will learn: how to read third party agreements; how to apply the terms of the agreements to distribution statements; working with the various finance systems, including SAP, and reporting systems utilized by the Company, which will allow the intern to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world finance operations; how to audit a company's books and records, again utilizing classroom skills in a real-world setting; and, how to communicate clearly within the department and with individuals in departments across the Company. The end result of learning this process is that the intern has visibility into how the entire studio works, from production to new media distribution -- offering the intern a broad view of how a major motion picture company works.


Qualifications include: enrollment in an accredited college/university for the duration of the internship; basic to advanced Excel skills; working knowledge of other MS Office products such as Word and Powerpoint; ability to read and understand legal documents; knowledge of accounting principles and systems; ability to work independently, and ability to work in a team environment; good communication skills, both written and verbal.

SPE’s Fall Intern 2017 Program is a 12-week part-time program from September 25-December 15, 2017. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program for the entire duration of their internship and must be available for the full 12 week session.

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.