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Manager, Finance

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10004344 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 21, 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:

DMED is seeking a Finance Manager who will play a key role in supporting the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Business, including Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. This role plays a pivotal role in the strategy and financial planning for DTC Marketing and will work closely with key stakeholders across Marketing, Finance, and Content Planning to help execute on DTC financial goals.

They will be focused on marketing spend, responsible for compiling marketing forecasts and tracking actual spend with a high degree of focus on marketing efficiency as it relates to acquiring subscribers.

Forecasts and reporting will aim to provide operational teams and executive management a snapshot into expected marketing spend and will also serve as the basis for ad hoc scenario analysis.

The pace and cadence for change at Disney Streaming necessitates an ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and roll up sleeves to support this important segment of the Disney business.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and track budgets through short-term and long-term planning cycles for all components of Hulu marketing and overhead, and Brand marketing across Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+

  • Collaborate with multiple partners to support the quarter end reporting, forecasts, budgets, and strategic plans, as well as reports explaining variances between actual results and financial projections

  • Work with cross-functional teams to consistently identify and improve operational efficiencies across both finance and operational departments, particularly as it relates to quarterly close, budgeting and reporting

  • Collaborate with marketing finance across all DTC services on various analyses to identify most efficient marketing tactics and best approach going forward

  • Support DTC operation and finance leaders through provision of financial information and detailed analysis required, primarily including Hulu Marketing, Overhead, and Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ Brand expense management and other reports as needed

  • Develop and evaluate business plans to size opportunities and risks and help interpret trends and results

  • Build strong partnership with senior leaders and tactical teams to gather detailed understanding of factors driving success and areas for improvement or testing

  • Manage a team of one to two direct reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Finance, ideally in direct-to-consumer subscription companies

  • Strong understanding of financial planning and analysis, ideally with a good understanding of marketing

  • Robust financial modeling and analytical skills

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize, and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

  • Demonstrated success at building strong relationships with other teams (Analytics, Marketing etc.)

  • Team player

  • Ability to establish priorities and work independently

  • High tolerance for ambiguity and working in a matrixed organization

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Focus on finance, accounting, or other quantitative field a plus

Preferred Education:

  • MBA preferred

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 Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Services LLC 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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