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Senior Financial Analyst - Movies Anywhere

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 531769BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand The Walt Disney Studios Date posted 03/08/2018
At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

Movies Anywhere is the next generation of in-home entertainment, providing an unparalleled digital entertainment experience. Leveraging cutting edge technology, unique partnerships, and a talented team, Movies Anywhere is an exclusive, cross-platform, cloud-based movie service that enables consumers to seamlessly discover, grow, access, and enjoy their personal digital movie collection across a variety of studios, retailers, and platforms all in one convenient app and/or website.

In this role, the candidate will work with a variety of product development and cross functional teams to plan, forecast and track financial performance of the Movies Anywhere platform. Direct responsibilities include maintaining internal budget forecast, preparing and communicating monthly/quarterly financial reports to MA management team and studio partners, tracking operational expenditures/allocations, managing light accounting close activities such as segment consolidation. The Senior Financial Analyst will also assist in strategic planning and scenario impact analysis. This role will involve a lot of what-if ad hoc analysis and modeling of labor and capital investments on new platform features and improvements.


  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly, and long-range Studio P&L consolidation process, budget and forecast, including:
    • P&L cause of change analyses for Studio senior management
    • Monthly budget reforecast based on analysis of actual spend
    • Review SAP actuals for anomalies and potential reclass entries
    • Review Corporate and Studio Cost Allocations to MA to ensure that all allocations are reasonable, accurate and timely
    • Preparation and distribution of budget quarterly report to studio partners
  • Assist in the review, consolidation and approval of MA requests for senior management and prepare cause of change analyses, as needed
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis at the request of MA senior management
  • Ownership of general studio operational processes (e.g. AP support, PO set up requests, vendor creation in SAP, responding to third party vendor questions, etc)
  • Create, maintain, and manage financial model to run organizational planning scenarios (e.g. manmonth metrics by functional team, contracted labor cost tracking, etc).
  • Analyze and communicate workforce information to MA leadership to inform key business decisions
  • Effectively communicate and deliver high quality analysis, reporting and presentations.
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of hands-on experience in accounting, forecasting, planning and financial analysis
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling and reporting skills
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (including macros)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail without losing sight of broader objectives
  • Aptitude to develop and implement new operational processes
  • Ability to monitor financial metrics and reports, identify and resolve issues
  • Ability to work well in teams, both within the group and also with other business units
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment with limited supervision
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities and projects at once
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • General knowledge of GAAP accounting principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP and Cognos experience is a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required (emphasis in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred)

Preferred Education

  • CPA and/or MBA a huge plus

Company Overview

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Studios, an equal opportunity employer.
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