The Walt Disney Company Manager - Reporting & Analytics in New York, New York

The Disney / ABC Television Group (DATG) is one of today's premier media entertainment companies, combining high-quality content with strategic use of technology to deliver compelling news and entertainment viewing experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

DATG Finance is seeking a Manager of Reporting & Analytics. The Manager will join a team that is responsible for providing financial reporting and analysis and strategic support for DATG Sales. Reporting to the Executive Director of Revenue Planning & Analysis, this individual will lead Reporting and Analytics for the team in support of linear and digital revenue forecasting and strategic analysis. The role will include a unique blend of strategic thinking, analysis and solution-oriented project management. This role provides a unique opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the Disney/ABC TV Group ad sales through daily interaction with Pricing, Sales, Research, Planning, Finance and Controllership.

Responsibilities : Financial Planning and Reporting

  • Prepare weekly Ad Sales pacing and ratings reporting

  • Manage the preparation of variance analyses and reporting presentations for Forecasts, Quarterly Closes, Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Operating Plans and Long Range Plans

  • Manage adherence to and monitor performance against stakeholder expectations

  • Develop and maintain planning / reporting models, reporting tools and dashboards to analyze revenue trends

  • Work with Sales to develop planning assumptions for key business drivers

  • Collaborate to improve depth of existing reporting to provide better analytical tools for Finance and Sales teams

  • Evaluate new digital revenue streams and ad products and design reporting

  • Deliver accurate revenue share reporting to distribution partners

Business Planning & Decision Support

  • Partner with DATG business units, Research and Sales to provide analysis on strategic recommendations, decision-making around digital platforms, and other business initiatives

  • Support systems development and improved analytics for Revenue Planning and Sales Finance (models, dashboards and advanced analytics)

  • Analyze research data and trends and sales metrics to support decision-making for Sales and DATG leadership

  • Support Finance leaders with scenario modeling

  • Assist the Exec Director with complex ad hoc projects and assignments

  • Understand the Sales business and suggest key business strategies to help resolve various challenges

  • Assess and communicate sales risks and opportunities to Finance and Sales Leadership

  • Work closely with Sales leaders and team providing support, analyses, and insights to help drive revenue

  • Provide finance expertise to technology projects

Organizational Development and Business Transformation

  • Champion a culture of creativity, collaboration, diversity and innovation

  • Support staffing and resourcing decisions, including the transformation of business models amid a fast-changing media landscape

  • Collaborate with Revenue Planning daypart analysis team through transformation

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience, with at least 5 years in management. Media experience required

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

  • Ability to translate financial information to various business audiences

  • Strong relationship management, must be able to interact and partner with all levels of management, specifically Senior Management

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced Excel skills including financial modeling experience and PowerPoint proficiency

  • Be detailed-oriented, self-motivated and flexible

  • Be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision on day-to-day tasks and analyses

  • Demonstrate professional excellence, integrity and dependability

  • Be intellectually curious and able to diplomatically challenge the status quo

  • Be able to present and discuss work and results within and beyond finance, including the development of appropriate schedules and presentation materials

  • Be able to multi-task and work well with others in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • SAP and Cognos/TM1 knowledge preferred

  • Knowledge of Media Math is a plus

  • Experience with Tableau is a plus

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred

Job ID: 552641BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks