The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, California

At Disney ABC Television Group (DATG), you will work alongside the best, chart your own career course and help create the next generation of media and entertainment. It’s an exciting time as we work across multiple platforms and on multiple continents, all while changing the face of media. And, you could be a part of the next evolution.

The Financial Planning and Analysis group is dedicated to providing high quality information and service to our business partners. We support their decision making process while earning their confidence and respect by efficiently providing and maintaining accurate and timely financial data. We will promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology while maintaining a fun environment.

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst that will play a key role within the Financial Planning and Analysis group. This role supports the consolidation and analysis of the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan and forecasts, as well as ad-hoc projects and analysis across the DATG businesses, with a significant focus on the management reporting outcomes of these processes. By providing high-quality, accurate analytics and thoughtful, data-driven insights, the Senior Financial Analyst plays an integral role in supporting the short-term and long-term financial success of this multi-billion dollar business. You will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to act as a change agent by improving and building upon existing planning tools.

Responsibilities :

  • Support the consolidation and analysis of the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, and forecasts

  • Aid in the development of impactful, compelling presentation materials (decks, notes, write-ups, backup materials, etc.) that effectively communicates financial projections, drivers, business performance, risks and opportunities to DATG leadership

  • Maintain a strong understanding of operating performance (e.g. ratings, subscribers), major deals and transactions, issues and challenges facing the businesses, changes in strategy, progress on initiatives, and relevant trends in the cable industry/marketplace

  • Conduct research and analysis into issues and questions raised by DATG leadership to inform decision-making

  • Assist management in evaluating the efficacy of business plans and financial projections

  • Proactively identify trends, drivers, and opportunities across the portfolio of businesses that warrant management attention

  • Coordinate the preparation and validation of regular deliverables to Corporate FP&A and TWDC Investor Relations

Basic Qualifications :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

  • High level of proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint

  • Passion for and interest in the global media industry and Disney’s brands and franchises

  • Able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and resolve issues quickly without sacrificing quality

  • Able to maintain both a rigorous attention to detail and a big-picture, strategic mindset

  • Proactive and creative in approaching problems and presenting financial data

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

  • Experience with SAP and COGNOS a plus

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with 2+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Education :

  • MBA or CPA preferred

Company Overview :

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Job ID: 428129BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks