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Sr. Manager, Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010438 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Century Fox Television Date posted Feb. 06, 2020


Company Overview

Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios, ABC Studios, FX, Nat Geo, ABC News, ABC Entertainment Group, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, Radio Disney, and Freeform as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interests in Lifetime, A&E and The History Channel.

TCFTV Studios

The TCFTV Studios Finance and Planning team manages the overall planning for Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. The finance team provides critical financial support and analytics to the TCFTV & F21TVS Studios and WDTV senior management teams as well as key business partners across the Walt Disney Company. 

Position Summary

The Sr. Manager, Finance (TCFTV Studios) will interface with Domestic and International Distribution partners, Production Management, Production Finance, and Operational teams for TCFTV & F21TVS Studios to best support their overall objectives.  This individual will build a deep knowledge of TCFTV & F21TVS Studios and be seen as a strong partner by the Executive management team and across the broader WDTV finance organizations. The candidate will also support special projects on an ad-hoc basis.  The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills as well as an acute attention to detail. 

This position reports to the Vice President, TCFTV Finance.


  • Financial review, consolidation and analysis of TCFTV and F21TVS forecasts and annual operating plans
  • Review and analyze ultimates for television series, including those with co-production financing arrangements
  • Monthly & quarterly reporting of ultimates including working with outside auditors
  • Assist with annual 5-year planning of p&l and cash flow
  • Review and perform economic analyses to assist and support greenlighting and other production decisions
  • Support team with financial deal terms analysis to improve decision making and profitability
  • Prepare presentations and ad hoc analyses for senior management
  • Stay informed and engaged in current landscape of the television industry including new trends in the marketplace
  • Manage a professional staff of 1 to 3 people, includes supporting the FP&A team to help to resolve issues, offer oversight, motivation and direction of team goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8+ years relevant work experience
    • Previous work experience in television or feature film FP&A is a plus
    • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
    •  MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and develop a team
  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with Hyperion, Peoplesoft, SAP is a plus
  • Advanced financial modeling and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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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