The Walt Disney Company Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis in Burbank, California

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The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will work within the Studio FP&A function which is part of the Studio Entertainment segment of The Walt Disney Company. The Manager will report to the Director, FP&A and will work closely with the Vice President, Studio CFO, stakeholders across the Studio, and key finance leads in other Disney segments.

This position plays a key role within the Studio FP&A group. The Manager will lead the group’s review and consolidation of the P&L statements for budgets and forecasts including the review of data integrity in our SAP and COGNOS TM1 data-cubes, by-title profitability reporting and consolidate and analyze Studio overhead costs and track cost savings initiatives. This position offers a great opportunity to work across the various Walt Disney Studios’ lines of businesses (theatrical, home entertainment, music, etc.) and also provides exposure to a number of Corporate teams (Planning and Controllership).

Responsibilities :

  • Manage the Studio P&L consolidation process at each budget and forecast, including:

  • Review all key reporting including consolidated cause of change analyses, by-title profitability, and Profit by Product line for Studio senior management

  • Work closely with Studio Business Unit Finance to understand key drivers of change and underlying risks and opportunities

  • Communicate key drivers of results to Studio senior management

  • Review and distribute supporting documentation to Corporate FP&A and Studio Business Units

  • Consolidate and analyze Studio overhead costs and track cost savings initiatives and present findings to senior Studio management

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis at the request of Studio senior management

  • Work closely with the COGNOS TM1 development team to drive efficiencies and improve reporting across the Studio

  • Develop staff through feedback and talent planning

  • Produce weekly Studio performance reporting for senior management

Basic Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of experience

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

  • Strong knowledge of Excel (including macros)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize ideas and issues, and succinctly present to senior management

  • Strong attention to detail without losing sight of broader objectives

  • Ability to drive and implement process improvements across key activities

  • Ability to lead and develop teams in a fast paced and inclusive environment

  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders

  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects at the same time, while keeping leaders properly informed

Preferred Qualifications :

  • SAP and COGNOS TM1 experience is a plus

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required (emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance preferred)

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance preferred

  • MBA, preferred

Job ID: 573919BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment