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Manager, TV Finance (Development)

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Manager, Development Finance

Twentieth Century Fox Television

Walt Disney Television is seeking a Manager of Finance supporting development for Twentieth Century Fox Television.  Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will lead financial analysis and reporting primarily in support of overall deals and will work closely with the DTS Finance leadership to guide studio executives by providing high-quality, accurate and timely financial information to be used in the strategic decision making process.  The manager must be comfortable working with and presenting to senior executives.  This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills as well as an acute attention to detail. 

Job Duties:

Financial analysis for development spend tracking and forecasting.

  • Prepare earnings statements for senior management, including Business Affairs and Legal.
  • Ensure payment authorizations are processed in accordance with deal terms.
  • Manage tracking of individual targets for increases and bonuses to be covered in the forecast.
  • Work closely with creative executives on credited earnings statements
  • Review overall agreements for appropriate charge-offs to productions.
  • Partner with Production Accounting and Business Affairs on open items as needed.
  • Identify over-recoupment positions in advance to adjust forecast and notify teams.
  • Produce quarterly commitment report, identifying new and revised projections.
  • Manage credited earnings and unrecouped guarantee allocation statements for Participations.
  • Prepare write-off projections for term deals and review with senior management.
  • Ad hoc analysis as needed.

Manage operational responsibilities related to development spend.

  • Accountable for Input on all term deals, including recoupments and network reimbursables, in the system.
  • Ensure that all agreements and cost basis of agreements are documented.
  • Clarify agreements and resolve inconsistencies.
  • Audit and code payment authorizations.
  • Review for adjustments from prior years, as needed.
  • Track and report expiring and pending deals.
  • Monitor spend against policy limits.

Assist with additional Finance department duties, as needed.

Skills and Requirements

  • B.S. degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.  Entertainment industry experience is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to identify and resolve issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate well with all levels of management.
  • Must be able to thrive well in an extremely busy and varied environment and meet deadlines.
  • Strong technical skills: MS Office; Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint.  Experience with PeopleSoft & Microsoft Access is a plus.
  • Advanced financial modeling skills
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously.
  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.

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 20th Century Fox Television:

Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.

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 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Century Fox Television.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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