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Jiachen (Jason) Zong

968 W Garvey Ave Apt B Monterey Park, CA 91754


(323) 889-9009 | jiachen.zong@gmail.com
EXPERIENCE
Relativity & EuropaCorp Distribution (RED) Beverly Hills, California
A joint venture founded by two large film producers with the focus on marketing and distribution for both pre/post release
Coordinator, Marketing & Distribution Finance July 2016 February 2017
Created and tracked purchase orders, invoices, journal entries & credits related to M&D budgets in two different
accounting systems: Dynamics AX (Relativity) and Dynamics NAV (EuropaCorp), archived submitted files
Ran reports for mini audit, budget updates and weekly cash flow; led the A/P to ensure the accuracy
Reconciled parent company credit cards specific to M&D departments and built expense report for bookings
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Burbank, California
A global leader in all forms of entertainment licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for all the intellectual prop.
Senior Financial Analyst (Contract) May June 2016
Provided support to management on strategic planning, budgeting and operations planning, performance
monitoring over 1,000 licensees and variance analysis over 15 line of business and over 400 intellectual properties
Performed statistical research; Interpreted data, emphasizing historical results, trends, and supported business
decisions
Ingredient Alliance Inc. Torrance, California
A startup company firmly focuses on the agriculture that generates the nutrient dense food and healthy brand on earth
Financial Analyst (Contract) April May2016
Helped build the pricing list model for individual customer and the sales projections model over three-year span
Created company presentations in PowerPoint corresponds both investor and customer versions
Led the sales projections based on the marketing insights and incorporated the meaningful scenarios in the model
in which reflects on each customer
DineEquity Glendale, California
An American icon to guests and a franchising company licenses its Applebees and IHOP in casual and family dining
Analyst, FP&A February April 2016
Participated in all aspects of the annual planning process from supporting the rollout of the annual planning
applications and working with the field to support plan submissions by handling heavy datasets in Hyperion
Updated databases and provided support to other business users in retrieving data/running reports, worked with
system support team to develop metrics and assisted them in back-stage information management
Assisted with identifying, collecting and summarizing business requirements and data needs as they relate to
financial analysis and reporting including P&L, key performance indicators, G&A, national advertising fund, long
term incentive program, stock based compensation, miscellaneous expenses and variance explanations
Promoted and maintained various budgets, forecasts, financial/operating/marketing reports, and strategic plans
Prepared assembly reports including ad hoc reports, periodic financial results and financial planning & highlights
Improved financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to
management; proposing changes in methods and materials based on underlying business drivers and key metrics
Hulu Santa Monica, California
A premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the best of entertainment and tech.
Financial Analyst (Contract) October November 2015
Performed budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of current year and prior year
obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of a budget with difference sources and types of funding
Planned, performed budget formulation, justification of work involving preparation of detailed analysis of annual
and or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organization/programs into a consolidated budget request
Streamlined and the standard monthly payroll procedure through applying the array formulas in Excel
EDUCATION
Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management Malibu, California
Master of Science in Applied Finance, Financial Management Concentration: GPA: 3.55 August 2015
University of California Irvine-Extension, Irvine, California
Accelerated Certificate Program in Business Administration: GPA: 3.98 June 2014
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Finance (Management), Minor in Accounting: GPA: 3.74 December 2012
ADDITIONAL
Computer Skills: MS Office, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, MicroStrategy, Macro, Oracle, LMSi, SAP, Solver, SQL, Tableau
Language Skills: English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese