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Senior Production Financial Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 773696BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Feb. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

Reporting to the SVP Production Finance, this position will play a vital role in financial planning, project management, and reviewing and analyzing actual costs for shows in development and production.


  • Work directly with Production Finance Execs to oversee financial aspects of live-action films throughout development and production
  • Work with Physical Production and Budgeting to develop budgets and cash flows for productions and R&D phases
  • Prep upcoming projects and manage daily accounting functions as well as establish workflow, policies and production company structure
  • Generate and analyze monthly and annual cash forecast and live action spend across all productions for Studio Controllership and address and resolve any discrepancies with Controllership and Finance Execs
  • Monitor the onboarding of crew members throughout development and prep
  • Oversee the processing of payments via SAP in lieu of 3rd party accounting systems during development and prep
  • Manage production currency purchases including working with Treasury to track hedges, and oversee currency reconciliation
  • Track and reconcile interim incentive payments to cash flow
  • Work directly with production accountants in reviewing trial balances, general ledgers, check registers, and deal memos
  • Partner with Legal, Tax, Physical Production and Business Affairs regarding corporation production structure and related production issues
  • Participate in production audits and supplement production accounting staff if required
  • Work closely with Post Finance to ensure smooth transition for shows from production to post production
  • Manage special projects and ad hoc reports as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of production finance experience required or finance
  • Experience 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, think strategically, solve problems, and
  • Implement solutions
  • Proficiency with Movie Magic Budgeting, SAP, GlobalVista/PSL3, Microsoft Office Suite and building presentation decks
  • Production related experience required

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 Walt Disney Pictures Production, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

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