The Walt Disney Company Manager-Production Finance Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California

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

The Manager of Budgeting and Financial Analysis is responsible for budgeting and financial analysis within the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production Group.

Responsibilities : Project Responsibilities

  • Create feature film production budgets and cash flows for projects in development.

  • Partner closely with Producers to develop preliminary production plan and budget scenarios.

  • Once in Pre-Production, review budget submissions for productions in partnership with Production Executives, Producers, UPM’s and Accountants.

  • Draft and submit tax incentive applications, and monitor accessibility and achievement of minimum requirements throughout production.

  • Create corporate structure diagrams to ensure the proper legal and funding arrangement between domestic and international companies.

  • Build foreign currency cash flow projections, and manage hedge purchases through the International Treasury team.

  • Assist senior executives in the day-to-day management of films including oversight on cost reporting and the anticipation of potential financial impacts.

  • Partner with studio Legal/Business Affairs, Risk Management, Labor Relations and Contract Administration to ensure current and accurate budgeting.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Generate and analyze monthly spending forecast for live action cash flows across productions and report to Finance Executives and Studio Controllership.

  • Audit live action production operations to ensure compliance of Studio Policies & Procedures, and help establish recommendations for new production locations.

  • Manage and prepare ad hoc production and corporate reports as needed.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 5 years of production finance experience required

  • Film production related experience required

  • Strong financial modeling and analytical abilities

  • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrate strong analytical skills, and work well under pressure.

  • Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a strong sense of urgency

  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts, think strategically, solve problems, and implement solutions

  • Proficiency with Movie Magic Budgeting, SAP, GlobalVista/PSL3

Required Education :

  • Bachelors degree

Preferred Education :

  • MBA or Master’s Degree 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: 534069BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment