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Finance Manager, Home Ent.

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10081600 Location London, United Kingdom Business The Walt Disney Company (EMEA) Date posted Apr. 11, 2024

Job Summary:

This role is based in Hammersmith, London 4 days per week

Be you, be here, be part of the story!

At The Walt Disney Company, magic is more than just a word; it's a way of life. For a century, we've been inspiring imaginations, celebrating diversity, and bringing families together through our beloved stories, characters, and experiences. From our iconic theme parks and resorts to our groundbreaking films, television shows, interactive media and products, we're dedicated to creating magic that knows no bounds.

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic Finance individuals to make a meaningful impact and be part of a dynamic team. Join us in shaping the magic behind the scenes!

Finance Manager – Home Entertainment and Localisation

The Home Entertainment team is responsible for the sales, distribution and marketing of up to 30 cinematic new release per year in the physical home entertainment category along with the large library slate across Disney and 20th Century brands and 3rd party distribution deals.

The Localisation team is responsible for consolidating costs involved in showing content locally across Media Networks, Disney+ and Motion Pictures in EMEA, e.g. dubbing, subtitling etc.  The role involves liaising with key stakeholders to provide insight when there are potential rate increases and governance changes to rate cards.

The role manages the effective, timely and accurate delivery in the EMEA Centre of Excellence of AOP, Forecast, FYP and close across a group of markets with a variety of business models (vertical, hybrid, licensed). The finance manager must be able to apply business knowledge and insights to data to assess implications on financials and has responsibility for managing two analysts and an intern.

Key Role Requirements:


  • Analyse and interpret Localisation and Home Entertainment business information to identify high level trends and issues
  • Consolidate localisation data across EMEA and different lines of businesses to provide support to Senior Management
  • Contribute to projects beyond the finance function using professional expertise to support, advise and guide others as part of cross-functional project teams
  • Review existing processes and actively challenge the status quo, providing proposals for process/systems improvement that will positively impact business effectiveness assisting the Director of Home Entertainment Finance in identifying the best approaches across both 20th Century and Disney to ensure the processes are best in class.
  • Manage end-to-end processes within a full planning cycle (e.g. forecasting, AOP, reporting, close etc) to ensure the effective financial management of the business area
  • Manage, maintain and recommend improvements to financial systems, partnering with IT to ensure systems are fit for purpose
  • Manage complex projects beyond the immediate scope of the role to deliver improved business processes or systems with a business area

Business Partnership

  • Develop and deliver Localisation and Home Entertainment financial presentations for key business stakeholders both in regional as well as within markets as part of the centre of excellence to inform thinking about future business management
  • Build relationships with key business stakeholders to provide guidance and influence their thinking around future business direction

Team Management

  • Manage the analysts and intern to ensure effective accurate and timely delivery of financial processes around the key cycles of Budget, Forecast, FYP and close.
  • Manage, motivate and develop a team to deliver effective transactional, process and analytical support to the business area
  • Share knowledge effectively across the function to facilitate good financial management and support the development of others


  • ACCA / CIMA qualification required

The Perks

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Disney+ Subscription
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About The Walt Disney Company (EMEA):

Disney EMEA aims to drive growth, innovation and brand affinity across an extremely diverse collection of countries with a team of over 6,000 employees operating in 59 markets with offices in 29 countries.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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