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Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 744607BR Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC Date posted Jan. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Television Group is seeking a Finance Manager for ABC News to partner with leadership teams and be responsible for show support as it relates to financial analysis and reporting. This role will work closely with Operations, Editorial, and other support areas. The Manager position will lead a team supporting Good Morning America, World News Tonight w/ David Muir, The View, Strahan, Sara, & Keke, and This Week w/George Stephanopoulos. This role will be key to driving high-quality analyses that support decision making across these areas. Additionally, the position will support the financial planning process for budgets, forecasts, and long range plans as well as monitoring weekly / bi-weekly performance and trending across the show portfolio. The position reports to the ABC News Senior Manager.

Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting & Planning
  • Own day-to-day financial reporting partnering with Sr. Management and Operations
  • Prepare reports on financial performance comparing forecast and budget and effectively communicate financial results and variance drivers to Business Partners
  • Develop reporting tools to facilitate business analysis; identify and help teams implement cost saving recommendations in collaboration with Business Partners
  • Oversee quarterly close process and provide reporting on financial results and business performance drivers
  • Own/prepare the budget/forecast/Long Range Plan for operating expenses, salaries and headcount for shows
  • Ad hoc analyses for Business Partners (incl. labor, T&E, freelance, segment spend)

Business Planning & Support
  • Develop and mentor two senior financial analysts
  • Be an essential resource for Business Partners and become an integral part of the decision making team
  • Develop reporting tools reflecting consistency to analyze spending patterns and proactively lead change across the group

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience in financial reporting & analysis/forecasting/business operations support
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Deliverable-focused with a strong work ethic and ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and build relationships with various business partners across all levels of management
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to handle multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior media/television/broadcast industry experience
  • SAP / Cognos / TM1 experience a plus
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

About ABC:

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ABC.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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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