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Manager, Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010484 Location Glendale, California, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Jul. 22, 2020


Business Overview

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) brings 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, console games and much more. The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, leading retail and e-commerce businesses – Disney store and – as well as renowned artists, storytellers and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning Learning and Storytelling content for Disney, Marvel, Lucas and own-created brands, which fuels both DPEP and TWDC. It is considered the largest children’s publishing brand in the world.

We are seeking an experienced Manager of Finance to lead the global financial planning and analysis function for the National Geographic Books business.  This Finance Manager will be the Finance lead and key business partner supporting the business across key planning cycles: Annual Operating Plan, Long-term Strategic Plan, Monthly Forecasts and Quarter Close.


  • Manage and lead the financial planning & analysis deliverables across key cycles to include monthly forecast, Annual Operating Plan and Long Term Plan for the National Geographic Books business
  • Support the business partners on the financial deliverables and consolidation across key cycles, including preparation of presentation to Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney Segment Executive teams
  • Be the key liaison in ensuring the financial deliverables to Disney Publishing Global teams and business partners are accurate and timely
  • Review title Profit & Loss analysis in support of greenlighting process
  • Perform ad-hoc analytics to support business growth strategies
  • Drive efficiency through process improvements, including constant update, revision and creation of financial models and templates
  • Build key relationships across lines of business to coordinate best practice sharing
  • Lead a Senior Financial Analyst

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Financial, Planning & Analysis work experience; MBA a plus
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deliverable timeline
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (technical skills as well as big picture)
  • Advance proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; prior experience with COGNOS and SAP preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow drivers
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and prioritize work with tight deadlines
  • Dynamic individual who excels in a team environment and who will act as a change agent to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to partner with Senior Executives and be a trusted and reliable source of information, analysis and support
  • Willingness to take on initiatives and learn new systems and applications

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC 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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