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Senior Financial Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10009125 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 27, 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:

Department/Group Overview:

Part of the Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment, Disney Music Group (DMG) is the music hub for TWDC, encompassing all aspects of music monetization:  Recorded Music (Walt Disney and Hollywood Records), Disney Music Publishing and Disney Concerts.  DMG distributes music both physically and digitally; and also licenses music throughout the world in various forms of media including television, print, gaming and consumer products. 

Job Summary:

Reporting to a Finance Manager for Disney Music Group (DMG) - this position’s primary responsibility is the financial reporting, planning and analysis for Disney Concerts as well as DMG’s licensing business. Additional responsibilities will also include providing analytical and data support to drive business development, various business analyses, and ad hoc projects. This position is ideal for a candidate who possesses strong analytical and technical capabilities and is looking to build process management skills. Across all responsibilities, this Senior Financial Analyst role will be challenged to develop and improve processes and models. 

Responsibilities:

You would join a collaborative team performing financial responsibilities for DMG, including budgeting, forecasting, project modeling, and variance analysis. You will drive collaborative efforts with other Finance, Concerts, and Accounting professionals.

At DMG, every day is different! We emphasize the creation and use of data, which drives dynamic strategic insights and enhancements. Change is imminent and operations are dynamic, so flexibility is essential.

  • Responsible for the compilation and analysis of the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly forecast & close, and 5-Year strategic planning for Disney Concerts and Licensing.

  • Collaborate with both internal finance team members and accounting to improve Concerts planning process, actualize models, and validate forecasting assumptions.

  • Work closely with Concerts / Business Affairs team on creating Produced Concerts P&L Budgets.

  • Prepare Concerts summary, and various deep dive analyses for Senior Management.

  • Prepare quarterly licensing reporting to Senior Management

  • As the lead Finance partner to the Concerts team, be a team player and build strong relationships with both internal and external global partners providing financial support while acting as a change agent to challenge the status quo.

  • Ad hoc reporting, in support of both the Licensing and Concerts businesses. Provide data driven analysis in pursuit of strategic insight.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of finance or accounting experience with keen interest in Entertainment / Music

  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Advanced Excel modeling skills required. 

  • Experience in enterprise level systems such as SAP, Cognos, Business Objects, Tableau, Alteryx or experience in similarly related systems

  • Strong working knowledge in key accounting principles

  • Excellent communication and leadership skillset with a constructive curiosity to drive change

  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to autonomously and diplomatically work through problems

  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects under tight deadlines

  • Flexibility in role and duties given the evolving music industry landscape

Required Education

  • Bachelor degree in finance, accounting, or other quantitative discipline

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 Hollywood Records, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hollywood Records, Inc 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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