The Walt Disney Company Financial Accounting Analyst in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Disney Media Distribution (Int’l) and Disney-ABC Home Entertainment TV Distribution (North America) license content on behalf of all Disney Producers (i.e. ABC Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Lucas, Marvel, etc.) to numerous customers throughout the world. Specific products in the Digital area include Transaction Video On Demand (TVOD), Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD), Electronic Home Video (EHV), and Advertising Video On Demand (AVOD). In exchange for the rights to make this content available to their end users, companies such as Apple, Netflix, Comcast, etc. pay Disney a license fee that is based on a royalty calculation and may include Minimum Guarantees. The Digital COE Accounting team is responsible for (1) obtaining the royalty reports from the customers, (2) reconciling the reported fees to the contractually agreed terms, (3) resolving disputed calculation with the customers, (4) invoicing and applying cash, (5) aiding in collection efforts, and (6) MG recognition and allocation to the titles.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for tracking revenue performance of licensees in digital media distribution deals such as VOD, AVOD, and EHVL. Primary focus on Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy as well as other countries as needed

  • Liaise with International Sales, Finance, and Legal teams to deal with financial issues pursuant to their deals

  • Review monthly reporting supplied by key clients for compliance with contractual terms and conditions

  • Help with invoice issue resolution for select customers to ensure that payments are secured in accordance with the agreed terms

  • Compile supporting documentation for audits carried out by internal and external auditors

  • Research queries from Participations department relating to audit questions

  • Prepare quarter end accruals and SOX control procedures

  • Perform ad hoc reporting for finance and the applicable commercial teams

Basic Qualifications :

  • 0-3 years of experience

  • Strong interest in Digital Media and Programming

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Entertainment Industry Experience, specifically TV Licensing

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Education :

  • CPA (not required)

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 495558BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)