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Manager, Production Finance

Job ID 434580BR Location Burbank, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney ABC Television Group Job Posting Area Disney ABC Television Group Date posted 03/21/2017
At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and create new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Train with Finance Executive to Review Budgets and EFC for 1hour and ½ pilots, series, Movies of the Week, Mini Series, Specials and Late night formats. Assist Finance Executives to manage, facilitate and train all Production Accountants. Work with Finance Executive to understand and execute all tax incentive programs. Identify production cost savings techniques. Update and Maintain current cost information through the ABC Studios Financials program, Budget Tracker and attendance to several operational production meetings throughout the week.

Responsibilities

  • Review all Budget and EFC in all formats
  • ​Supervise and support Production Accounting staff
  • Update and Maintain ABC Studios data (Consolidated Prod Status & Budget Tracker
  • Assist Finance Executives with production tax and labor incentive programs
  • Support Production Accountant and help resolve show level production accounting issues and corp. payment issues.
  • Attend production related meetings and offer input when necessary
  • Work with Production Executives to manage and facilitate show needs.
  • Work with Finance Executives and Legal Department to facilitate ATL payments and deal making
  • Interact with labor relations to resolve labor issues
  • Follow and confirm successful accounting closure on assigned projects
  • Manage all SAP interfaces and reconciliation process.
  • Review and administrate company policy and procedures.
  • Devise and recommend cost cutting measures
  • Participate in Weekly Production meetings and Production Executive meetings to better understand current projects and offer financial process assistance when necessary
  • Interview Production Accountants for assigned projects
  • Review corporately paid cost through SAP
  • Assist Finance Executives in the preparation of various analysis i.e Shutdown, Back 9 comparisons, EFC variances
  • Review cash flows and cash funding requests.
  • Assist Finance Executives in routing of Budgets and approved overage forms for proper approval
  • Prepare miscellaneous analysis to allow senior management the ability to make informed decisions

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years production accounting experience
  • Managerial abilities
  • Organization skills
  • Working knowledge of industry union and guild rates and regulations
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to problem solve complex and timely production issues
  • Familiarity with all levels of talent contract
  • Working knowledge of state and federal labor laws
  • MMB Budget skills
  • Working knowledge of Industry Production Accounting software PSL, Vista etc.
  • Software Knowledge: Excel, Word

Required Education

  • Related 4 year college degree

Company Overview

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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