• Sr. Analyst Strategic Finance CLG

    Job Locations US-CA-Culver City
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  • Overview

    Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) is a premier North American esports organization known for its passionate fan base and winning culture. Founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team by George Georgallidis, it’s now one of the largest esports organizations in the world. CLG fields teams in many leading esports titles: League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros., H1Z1, Rainbow Six, Rocket League, and SMITE. It is also known for its past success with teams in DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Halo, and Call of Duty. CLG has won multiple championships throughout its history: the LCS Summer 2015 Championship at Madison Square Garden; the LCS Spring 2016 Championship at Mandalay Bay; and the Halo 2016 World Championship in Hollywood.


    As of July 2017, CLG was acquired by the Madison Square Garden Company.  The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues, owns and operates legendary sports properties (the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)), produces original entertainment productions and also has the world-class hospitality organization TAO Group under its umbrella.  More information is available at www.msg.com

    Role Summary

    As the Business Operations Lead, you will be a critical leader and thought partner to all business units throughout Counter Logic Gaming. You will be responsible for contributing insights into our financial performance, making recommendations on and assisting with strategic and operational initiatives. You will also build scalable tools and systems because you get excited about running reports and want to guide our company’s decisions by helping us plan successfully so we continue to scale. The ideal candidate has extensive experience investigating ambiguous problems and delivering objective analysis.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Develop structured, analytical frameworks for modeling new business initiatives. Produce forecasts that guide decision making.
    • Communicate actionable, strategic recommendations to leadership on new business initiatives, go-to-market strategy, and opportunities for growth and optimizations.
    • Own the company financial model, ensuring up-to-date assumptions to drive financial analysis, driving key insights across the company, and being the subject matter expert for all internal stakeholders.
    • Stay abreast of and share industry, competitor, and consumer behavior trends that can impact CLG
    • Develop financial models that guide our strategic decision-making on revenue drivers and new initiatives by assessing financial return and ROI
    • Partner with and assist leadership in managing revenues and costs by assessing their informational needs and developing processes and tools that address them
    • Provide data-driven and in-depth financial analyses for decision-making across our teams and initiatives
    • Help create and track KPI trends and forecast the impact of new initiatives and market trends
    • Translate company goals into annual financial projections, backed by market data


    • 1 - 4 years of full-time experience within Finance and Data Analysis or BizOps
    • Expert financial modeling (Microsoft Excel)
    • Knowledge of gaming and esports ecosystems and trends
    • Highly analytical, good at breaking down problems and delivering action
    • Comfort with ambiguity: apply structured, analytical thinking to new, undefined problems
    • Scientific mindset: develop hypotheses based on objective data; adapt to changing facts
    • Excellent business intuition
    • Team first attitude: willing to shift from high-level critical thinking to rolling up your sleeves and supporting implementation
    • Resourcefulness in obtaining data when clean and or complete information is not available
    • Creativity and organizational ability to build structure around loosely defined projects


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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