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Financial Analyst, Production

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID R-02340 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Dec. 11, 2019

Job Summary:


  • Prepare bi-weekly Estimated Final Cost reports and relevant budget cost and variance analyses to present to the Producers.  This includes accounting, forecasting and scheduling for a feature as well as related ancillary projects

  • Prepare and ensure proper completion of employment paperwork for voice and music talent recording sessions and process payments according to employment contracts and SAG rules

  • Update and review weekly production reports, tracking departmental progress against the production schedule and productivity assumptions. These reports are then presented to the Producers and studio leadership

  • Assist Associate Producer in securing staffing needs, ensuring compliance with studio staffing decisions, while also monitoring variances from departmental labor weeks budgets

  • Aid Production Manager and Department Managers in creating and maintaining reports for planning production flow, and department budgets

  • Manage the day-to-day costs of the production, including reviewing weekly payroll and film accounts payable

  • Liaise between Corporate Finance, Production Finance, and the Producers


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business; or equivalent experience

  • Minimum three years of accounting or finance experience

  • Proven time management and multiple task management capabilities

  • Oracle Financial Applications experience preferred


  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Ability to work with diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, versatility, and reliability

  • Ability to work independently and think critically, as well as part of a team, with little or only general instruction

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced Excel skills

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

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 Pixar Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar 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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