The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst - Global Marketing Finance in Burbank, California

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

The Theatrical Finance team provides financial, strategic planning and analytical support to the Marketing and Distribution teams, who oversee the worldwide theatrical release of all Studio films, including movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Disney Live Action and Disneynature.

Our team works with Marketing and Distribution business leaders to manage P&A investment decisions and to maximize the long term financial results of the Studio’s Theatrical business.

Reporting to the Manager Global Marketing Finance, this position works with Marketing, Distribution, Studio Finance, Operations and Controllership teams to manage financial planning and reporting primarily for domestic theatrical and international theatrical Burbank basics, including:

Responsibilities :

  • Assist Manager with financial budget and forecast submissions as well as department liaison responsibilities

  • Assist Manager with financial and business operations for in-house marketing editorial unit, The Hive

  • Assist Manager with the analysis of vendor spend in order to financially inform contract negotiations

  • Create ad-hoc financial models, analyses, reports and related presentation materials

  • Analyze marketing and distribution cost variances to forecast, minimize as appropriate

  • Maintain and improve department financial reporting tools and processes

  • Contribute to the preparation and analysis of the Annual Operating Plan and Strategic Five Year Plan

  • Assist accounting and other finance teams with development and maintenance of internal controls and processes; ensure the accuracy and reliability of all financial forecasts and reporting

  • Interface with varying levels of marketing and distribution management, studio finance, studio controllership, and other Disney segments

Basic Qualifications :

  • Demonstrates professional excellence, integrity and dependability

  • Embraces working in a highly collaborative environment

  • Independent and creative thinker as well as problem solver

  • Intellectually curious and able to diplomatically challenge the status quo

  • Proactive and adaptive communication style, able to effectively communicate with people from various disciplines, organizations, geographic locations and management levels

  • Ability to present and discuss work and results within and beyond finance, including the development of appropriate schedules and presentation materials

  • Analytical and financial modeling skills applying strategic thinking as well as an understanding of execution needs

  • Ability to multi-task and work well with others in a fast paced environment

  • Systems agnostic, able to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and tools

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint ability

  • Minimum three years business experience in accounting or finance required

Preferred Qualifications :

  • VBA, Tableau, SAP and Cognos experience is a plus

  • Previous studio entertainment experience a plus

Required Education :

  • BA/BS required

Preferred Education :

  • CPA or MBA preferred

Company Overview :

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

Additional Information :

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

Job ID: 472799BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment