The Walt Disney Company Senior Manager, Finance in Glendale, California

Inspire memories that last a lifetime…. That’s what we do at Disney Consumer Products & Interactive. Join us and be a part of the award-winning team that brings Disney characters and their stories to life in the homes of consumers of all ages…

The Division Finance team is a fast-paced, dynamic team working directly for the segment CFO. Responsibilities of the team include segment-wide operating and capital planning, quarterly and annual earnings forecasting, monitoring of segment/business unit operating performance, franchise planning and various special projects. The group is also charged with developing presentations to inform segment Senior Management, Corporate FP&A and Investor Relations regarding the segment’s forecasted financial performance, business trends and capital investment.

Responsibilities : This position focuses on management of finances for segment overhead and is ideal for a candidate who possesses strong relationship, process and analytical capabilities and is interested in gaining operational expertise. It is a unique opportunity to work closely with some of the top executives at DCPI in supporting the finance needs of their organizations. The role also requires working with non-financial business partners and HR on a day-to-day basis, helping drive decision making. Client groups range from character artists to teams developing product sold at retail to the PR group creating viral marketing campaigns behind major launches.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the execution, financial review, consolidation and presentation of departmental forecast and annual operating plans for client stakeholders

  • Function as primary point of contact for client stakeholders and ensure adequate support for each stakeholder group

  • Engage with clients and stakeholders to provide business consultation and financial guidance that shapes client thinking and supports decision making processes.

  • Establish a strong understanding of the key businesses supported in order to drive FPA consultative work

  • Oversee the development of commentary / cause of change explanations for management reports and client-specific reports. Provide insight and business analysis for executive leadership

  • Provide oversight and guidance on development of mitigation plans for significant issues or opportunity areas

  • Drive improvements in analysis and process

  • Develop and manage professional staff

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in finance/ accounting

  • Experience managing professional staff

  • Varied segment or corporate experience within Disney is a plus

  • Solid foundation in Financial Planning & Analysis activities and processes is a must Preferably prior FP&A experience within Disney is strongly preferred

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Strong relationship management and client service orientation

  • Ability to interact and partner with all levels of management and stakeholders, specifically Senior Management

  • Ability to provide a consultative approach with clients helping to drive business and financial decisions

  • Ability to identify issues, generate and evaluate alternatives and implement solutions

Required Education :

  • Bachelors degree

Company Overview :

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products & Interactive, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 471081BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media