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Financial Analyst

Job ID 425265BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Job Posting Area Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Date posted 02/09/2017
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

The Financial Analyst for DCPI Licensing Finance will be part of a collaborative finance team that supports the licensing teams responsible for a wide range of product categories including Toys and Fashion, across all consumer demographics, with a particular focus on Disney Princess, Disney’s Frozen, and Pixar.

Responsibilities

Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Support financial planning process for licensing, including the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Review individual licensee forecast submissions and consolidate across the business
  • Provide summary reports and variance analysis
  • Assist in preparing presentations for executive team
  • Maintain and enhance financial models and templates to achieve efficiency
  • Utilize system tools to prepare reports, identify variances and provide supporting analysis.
Business Planning & Support
  • Evaluate business opportunities and provide recommendations in conjunction with franchise licensing teams by performing analysis such as benchmarking, developing multiple scenarios, analyzing white space, and market sizing.
  • Partner with licensing and retail analytics teams to track and report retail sales performance.
  • Provide analysis to licensing teams to support deal negotiations.
  • Conduct industry research and track industry trends using a variety of research resources.
Toys Industry Data and Analysis
  • Provide toys industry analysis utilizing data and insights from industry sources such as NPD.
  • Facilitate toys industry data management and updates including downloading new data, consolidating into various reports and presentations, and sharing insights.

Basic Qualifications

  • 0 to 3 years in finance, strategy or analytics role ideally in consumer products, fast-moving consumer goods, retail or ecommerce
  • Prior work experience should ideally include preparing, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting financial data
  • Strong Excel skills (including macros, advanced formulas, vlookups), strong Powerpoint skills, and strong communication skills are required

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance, Economics or Accounting

Company Overview

From toys, apps and apparel to books and games, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media brings our company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences, inspiring the imaginations of the young and young at heart.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media, an equal opportunity employer.

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