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Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10002189 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 20, 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:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all content monetization and distribution, and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services, domestic broadcast and cable television networks as well as Content Sales and Other pillars. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney’s world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world. DMED works in close collaboration with Disney’s Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams.

DMED Content Sales & Other Finance team is responsible for the overall financial planning and consolidation of the portfolio of global businesses including Theatrical distribution, Home Entertainment, Content Licencing and Music. Our role is to gain a deep understanding of each business, manage the overall consolidation and financial planning process for Five-Year Plan / AOP / Forecast, and provide insightful analysis and recommendations to DMED CS&O Executive leadership.

The role represents a unique opportunity to provide diverse financial expertise and to interact with various finance and operational teams within the DMED Segment (domestically and internationally) as well as with other corporate functions.


The role will join the DMED Content Sales and Other Finance Team. The role requires the ability to multi-task across numerous responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Creates and maintains financial models and P&Ls to forecast revenue, expenses, and profits for multiple distribution channels

  • Contributes to the preparation and analysis of the Annual Operating Plan, Five Year Plan, and quarterly forecasts including the accompanying senior management presentations

  • Builds financial models to forecast title performance and guide financial planning

  • Prepares and maintains Studio ultimate's projections

  • Partner with internal stakeholders such as Accounting (forecast-to-actual variance analyses at quarter close), Deal Analysis (pre-release performance scenarios), and Product Management (key metrics for business planning)

  • Prepares ad-hoc reports, special projects, and presentations for various internal stakeholders

  • Maintains COGNOS TM1 system for forecast and ultimate submissions

Experience and Skills:

  • 2+ years of related work experience, preferably with a media/entertainment, technology, or start up environment preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access) and reporting applications.  Expert level in Excel.  Proficiency in Cognos/TM1 preferred

  • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment, with a track record of critically evaluating strategic concepts and financial assumptions. Ability to identify issues, generate and evaluate alternatives and implement solutions

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to persuasively present complex business issues and solutions clearly, and concisely, and communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully, and translate financial information to various business audiences to drive decision making.

  • Ability to have excellent attention to detail, while also being able to see the “big picture”

  • High tolerance for ambiguity and working in a matrixed organization

Qualification & Education:

  • Basic understanding of GAAP accounting, Tax and Audit principles

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or related/quantitative field of study required

  • CPA and/or 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 Content Sales LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Content Sales 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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