The Walt Disney Company Manager - Finance & Planning in Burbank, California

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Position Summary:

The Manager, Finance & Planning will work closely with the Director and VP of Finance & Planning to help guide ABC Network executives by providing high-quality, accurate, and timely financial information to be used in the strategic decision making process. In addition, the Manager will identify ways to drive organizational change and operate more efficiently, both in forecasting processes and systems. The individual must be comfortable working with and presenting to both senior executives and the various stakeholders across the Walt Disney Company. The candidate will also support special projects on an ad-hoc basis. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills as well as an acute attention to detail.

Responsibilities : Primary responsibilities include:

  • Forecasting & Planning: Prepare forecasts, Annual Operating Plans and 5 Year Plans for ABC Entertainment Group. Create, monitor, and maintain detailed series economics on a show-level basis. Prepare cause of change (variance) analysis and other reports for consolidations team as well as upper management.

  • Operations Support: Perform project Greenlight/renewal analysis.

  • Develop and maintain financial planning models

  • Support the preparation of presentations and ad hoc analyses for senior management

  • Overhead Planning – Meet with various ABC Entertainment Group department heads to plan and maintain their departmental budgets throughout the year. Additionally, plan and report ABC Entertainment Group overhead costs via the Cognos system.

  • Champion Change: Partner with key stakeholders in operations & finance to drive organizational change.

  • Manage, train and develop one senior financial analyst and one intern

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues.

  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, SAP, BW. Experience with Cognos TM1 is a plus.

  • Advanced financial modeling skills

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously.

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to lead and develop a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous work experience in television or feature film FP&A is a plus.

Required Education :

B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business related field

Preferred Education :

MBA preferred

Company Overview :

Disney/ABC Television Group:

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interests in A&E Television Networks and Hulu round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

ABC Entertainment Group:

The ABCEG Finance and Planning team manages the overall planning for ABC Entertainment, ABC Daytime, and ABC Late Night. The finance team provides critical financial support and analytics to the ABC Network senior management team as well as key business partners across the Walt Disney Company. The finance team also supports the decision making process by tracking, maintaining, forecasting show-level and company-level financial data.

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 470156BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks