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Management Accountant

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 958832BR Location Moore Park, Australia Business 20th Century Studios Date posted Apr. 28, 2022

Job Summary:

The role will be responsible for Financial Planning and Analysis reporting plus on-going analysis of the business performance for the three main pillars of the Fox Studios Australia business; Studio Production Services, Commercial leasing services and Lighting and textile hire.

The position requires a diligent self-starter who can take ownership of the role and is fundamental in driving the company forward. The desire for continuous improvement and ability to identify business improvements is a key element for the role. The finance team is lean requiring a dedicated team player.

Key aspects of the role are:
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Capital Expenditure Management
  • Strategic Review and Analysis
  • Liaise with the Fox Studios team to ensure all information is accurate and up to date with current business assumptions


Monthly Reporting
  • Detailed analysis of operational P&Ls, working with the Financial Accountant to adjust results as required and preparation of month end close processes
  • Manage monthly meetings with business area leads to review operational and financial results and plan for future activities
  • Review of operational activities with Senior Finance Manager and creation of monthly dashboard for presentation to Finance Director and FSA Managing Director
  • Extraction of financial data to compile management reports and dashboards for presentation of monthly results to FSA team
  • Review and consolidation of results for all FSA related entities
Budgeting and Long-Range Planning
  • Preparation of quarterly forecasts in an accurate and timely manner
  • Regular meetings with operational business area leads for input into business changes and to plan out key strategic initiatives for the new financial year
  • Assisting with the preparation of Annual Operating Plan in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager and Finance Director to strategically review a long-range plan for the business with a 5 & 10-year horizon
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager with all submissions and LRP reviews
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the budget and planning cycles
Capital Expenditure Management
  • Maintain and administer the fixed assets register, including disposals, acquisitions and depreciation
  • Capital expenditure budget management including monthly reconciliation and forecasting
  • Capex reporting and analysis including providing insights on ROI of larger projects
Business Processes
  • General system maintenance
  • Develop and maintain business process documentation and accounting policies to uphold and strengthen internal controls
  • Identify areas and take the lead role for process improvements to improve business outcomes and financial integrity
  • Provide financial support to the business on various improvement projects and adhoc business improvements
Strategic Review and Analysis
  • Assist in creating strategic documents to enable critical review of the three main pillars of the business, Studio production service, Commercial leasing services and Lighting and textile hire
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders to understand and key drivers for success and carefully map out operational necessities
  • Analyse the key internal strengths and weakness for these businesses and identify external opportunities and threats than may exist
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager and Finance Director to make key recommendations for the future of each of these businesses so they can stay attuned to the changing landscape
  • Work with production accountants on production reporting as required
  • Contribute to and implement a range of finance projects, plans, tools, processes and systems to respond to future financial management challenges
  • Other duties as required, including providing ad-hoc financial modelling and analytic support and assisting the Commercial Team as directed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Finance
  • 2-4 years’ experience in finance
  • CA/CPA qualifications, or working towards
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting
  • High levels of analytical ability
  • Microsoft Office – advanced
  • Excel – advanced
  • PowerPoint – highly skilled

About 20th Century Studios:

20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series. Among the studio’s current and upcoming slate are “The King’s Man,” “Death on the Nile,” “Free Guy,” “West Side Story,” and the “Avatar” sequels. Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the first six “Star Wars” films to theaters, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Revenant.”

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 The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Limited, which is part of a business we call 20th Century Studios.

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