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Sr Financial Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012025 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 05, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the financial management of the content and rights acquisition costs with a focus on the ESPN International business. The role also includes the support of labor planning and other overhead expenses related to the acquisition and production of sports rights.  This position will work closely with Content leaders to plan departmental spend, analyze trends and make recommendations for expense savings.  

Job Responsibilities:

Prepare operating budgets, five year strategic plan, and quarterly forecasts for content and rights costs relating to the ESPN International sport content groups.   

Work with various business partners within programming, production and controllers to properly budget production and rights costs relating to the ESPN International sport content with an emphasis on proper International region allocations. 

Prepare and maintain labor models and headcount for assigned operating areas including merit increases, promotions, overtime and other labor related costs with an emphasis on corresponding International region allocations.

Collaborate with Content management to analyze and track overall performance.  Report findings on possible concerns and make recommendations for potential solutions. 

Prepare variances as compared to the annual operating plan, quarterly forecasts and 5 year Strategic Plan to facilitate the quarterly close and forecast cycles for Finance and Accounting review.

Act as a strategic partner with the Programming and Production groups while ensuring adherence to ESPN policies and company financial goals. 

Engage in and oversee special projects as directed by management within the Finance organization. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a related field. 
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
  • A proficiency in building and working with financial models is necessary. 
  • Candidate must be extremely detailed oriented, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and possess superior communication skills, both verbal and written. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience in Cognos TM1, NCS and SAP a plus.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

ESPN, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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