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Senior Financial Analyst

Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, CA 91502

Senior Financial Analyst

Job ID 700438BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Sep. 03, 2019

Job Summary:

Featuring exclusive original movies, series, short-form and live events and a vibrant catalog that spans classic Disney Animation to the most recent movie releases available to stream on demand, Disney+ will be a global, premium entertainment destination that connects viewers to the great stories of The Walt Disney Company. Were looking for talented team-player specialists with an entrepreneurial spirit, who thrive upon the incomparable legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Companys direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard-work and determination.

We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst that will play a key role within the Disney+ Content & Marketing Finance group. You will work closely with internal team members in creative, programming, marketing, production, and business affairs to set the Disney+ content strategy, financial plan, and marketing approach. You will also work closely with key stakeholders across the broader Walt Disney Company in Finance, Strategy, Marketing and Production to ensure clear communication and aligned objectives. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new high-priority initiative for the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Disney+ content teams by primarily managing budgets for Disney+ content preparation, localization, and overhead
  • Rigorously analyze and pro-actively collaborate with Content and Studio Operations teams to problem-solve expense variances to meet Disney+ cost goals
  • Create and manage key weekly reports covering all facets of Disney+ content and marketing to drive transparency and guidance for internal stakeholders
  • Partner with internal finance leaders to develop a series of policies and procedures to driven efficiency for this new business
  • Partner with controllership teams across the company to set up reporting structures
  • Responsible for finance integrity of annual plans, long-term strategic plans and recurring forecasts
  • Stay up to date on SVOD industry trends amidst a rapidly changing landscape
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as requested by senior management

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including building models from the ground up
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail without losing sight of broader objectives
  • Ability to drive and implement process improvements across key activities
  • Ability to work well in teams, both within the group and also with other business units
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • SAP and Cognos experience is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects at the same time, while keeping supervisor properly informed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the brands and franchises of The Walt Disney Company
  • Familiarity with domestic and international distribution marketplace and sales benchmarking
  • Experience in Studio Operations finance
  • Experience in SVOD platforms
  • CPA and/ or MBA

Required Education

  • Bachelors degree required (emphasis in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred)

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disneys international media businesses and the Companys various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Companys global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Companys direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Companys ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disneys stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney DTC LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Disney DTC LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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Posted: 2019-09-05 Expires: 2019-10-20

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