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Manager, Post Production Finance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 975415BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted May 08, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

Reporting to the VP, Post-Production Finance, this position is responsible for the preparation of Post-Production and VFX budgets and final cost reports, including supporting the Post and VFX Departments with budgeting, cost reporting and cash flow needs. The Manager Post Production is responsible for the financial show management across all shows in Post, including:


• Migration of 20th Century Post Production into Disney Post Production. Standardize reporting and accounting. Tracking incentives
• Quarterly closes and reporting to corporate controllership
• Manages and trains freelance post production accountants.
• Overseeing digitization of show records amongst scanning vendors
• Year end foreign tax filings reports to corporate and 3rd party preparers
• Quarterly closes and reporting to corporate controllership
• EFC to SAP quarterly reconciliation and tax incentives
• COGNOS forecast and reporting to corporate tax quarterly
• Verifying banking instructions for all post production wire payments
• Work directly with Post Production & VFX Executives to manage the financial aspects of projects throughout post-production
• Work with Post Executives and VFX Executives to develop final departmental budgets and cash flows for all projects
• Work with filmmakers and executive staff to oversee and secure incoming financial information throughout the course of post-production
• Match and analyze variances to final budget and alert management before variances hit cost reports
• Work with Corporate Tax and Controllership to oversee and implement the accounting of IP Rights and Production Fees
• Interface with Participations to facilitate payments of Contingent Compensation for UK productions, and track and book all related incentive returns
• Manage the reconciliation of funding and production costs from 3rd party accounting software to SAP
• Track quarterly Studio BW Reconciliations for all shows in post and work with post accountants to ensure all records are up to date
• Supervise post accountants to issue final cost reports and ensure the shutdown of shows in a timely fashion
• Oversee turnover meetings from Production to Post Production, and participate in show audits
• Manage post-production currency purchases and returns, including working with International Treasury team to track currency hedges, bring funds back to the US, and oversee currency reconciliation
• Management of final tax incentive submissions and returns throughout the post-production and beyond film release
• Ongoing maintenance and accounting for WDP service companies, including tracking overhead and facilitating bill-back across shows.
• Manage special projects and ad hoc reports as needed

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum of 5 years of finance experience required in entertainment, consulting or public accounting
• Strong financial modeling and analytical abilities
• Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills
• Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a strong sense of urgency
• Ability to quickly learn new concepts, solve problems, and implement solutions​​​​​​
• Proficiency with Movie Magic Budgeting, SAP, Global Vista/PSL3, and Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Post Production or Production related experience required

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree

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.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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 Studio Production Services Co., LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Disney Studio Production Services Co., 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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