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Manager, Finance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012335 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 21, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) division is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all monetization of content—both distribution and ad sales—and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney’s world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.  DMED works in close collaboration with Disney’s Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams on programming and marketing for the streaming services and networks.

Job Overview

DMED is seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to support ABC News. This person will partner with the leadership of multiple Newsgathering teams including the Domestic & International bureaus, Newsone, and the Specialized Units, to deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of ABC News.  The Manager will lead the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, forecasts and quarterly close processes, provide detailed analysis to the larger DMED finance teams, and present results to senior leadership of the ABC News brands.  The successful candidate is experienced in expense management and can translate data into sound business recommendations to enable ABC News editorial leaders to make nimble, actionable decisions.  The ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate with multiple Business Partners across the DMED finance teams and ABC News creative teams will be critical to success.  The position will report to the Financial Planning and Analysis Senior Manager of Newsgathering, and will manage three Senior Financial Analysts.


  • Manage the Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, Forecasts and Quarterly Close processes

  • Support the day to day financial operations of ABC News

  • Analyze forecast information to ensure accuracy, identify trends, and develop key storylines

  • Analyze all aspects of spending to identify opportunities for cost control

  • Prepare reports on financial performance, forecast, and budget to communicate performance to Business Partners

  • Provide insight on trends and financial history to Business Partners in order to enable informed decision making

  • Partner with ABC News Finance team members to identify and establish best practice and consistent analysis across products

  • Develop and track KPI’s for editorial and operations by creating processes to instill a culture of proactive cost discipline

  • Collaborate with editorial and operations team to create and manage budgets for special news events; post event review and settlement of event costs

  • Champion a culture of creativity, collaboration, diversity, and innovation

  • Be an essential resource for the Business Partners; an integral part of the decision making team

  • Mentor and develop three Senior Financial Analysts

 Position Qualifications

  • Advanced financial modeling skills and analytical skills

  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP.  Experience with Cognos TM1 is a plus

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, ideally past experience leading / mentoring staff

  • Previous experience in entertainment/media industry FP&A

Required Education

  • Bachelor Degree – Finance, Accounting or Economics; MBA in related field or CPA preferred

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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