The Walt Disney Company Sr Financial Analyst, Strategic Planning in Burbank, California

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

Strategic Planning is a highly visible department within the Studio Distribution division that is responsible for exploration and optimization of new business models, technologies, and distribution channels, with a focus on driving the long-term profitability and growth of distribution businesses worldwide.

The Strategic Planning team provides objective business decision support to evaluate new business development opportunities and other key initiatives. The team also works collaboratively across the distribution businesses to develop the organization-wide, long-range strategic plan.

We seek to hire a senior financial analyst to support the formulation and execution of Walt Disney Studios’ distribution strategy. The role requires superior strategic and financial analysis skills. The individual must possess the ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of management, ranging from senior executives to local managers in the field.

Responsibilities :

  • Analyze critical new business development opportunities

  • Help develop and optimize Studio distribution business models

  • Contribute to developing long-range plan and on-going strategic planning process

  • Own financial models for key strategic initiatives and participate in building business plans for key strategic initiatives

  • Monitor film distribution trends worldwide to support analyses and identify opportunities/risks

  • Serve as project team member on a variety of projects and initiatives with minimal direction

  • Present analyses and recommendations to senior Studio executives

Basic Qualifications :

  • 2+ years overall work experience

  • Prior experience in strategic planning, management consulting, or investment banking

  • Passion for filmed entertainment and/or digital media

  • Familiarity with entertainment business models

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills

  • Superior strategic skills and ability to solve complex business challenges

  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation development and delivery

  • Proficient developing management presentations

  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented work style

  • Ability to prioritize activities, manage timelines, and deal effectively with pressure

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in doing business in foreign markets

  • Familiarity with working in or with large organizations

Required Education :

  • BA/BS from a top tier undergraduate school with a superior academic track record

Preferred Education :

  • Focus on finance, accounting, or other quantitative field a plus

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: 458074BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment