Manager, FP&AApply NowApply Later Job ID 10021452 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 16, 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.
The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.
Disney Streaming is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Media & Entertainment Distribution segment that includes all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.
DMED’s DTC FPA Team is seeking a Manager to join the Global Disney+ FPA team. This role will be heavily involved with partnering with our various regional finance partners to consolidate subscribers and financials. This role would also be responsible assisting with the validation of revenue actuals in partnership with our Controllership team.
This role will be expected to work independently with various partners across finance as well as other cross-functional business partners to deliver thoughtful forecasts and variance analyses in their assigned areas. This role requires the candidate to be able to perform a variety of tasks under time pressure and tight deadlines during critical FP&A delivery periods around quarter close reporting and forecasting cycles. A successful candidate will be able to navigate an ever changing, dynamic environment with a positive attitude and seek opportunities to drive efficient processes and challenge the status quo.
Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
Oversee the consolidation of the digital/streaming business Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, Forecasts, and Quarterly Close
Proactively identify, recommend, and drive improvements in existing models and processes
Analyze forecast information to ensure accuracy, identify trends, and develop key storylines
Contribute to the preparation and analysis of the consolidated Annual Operating Plan and Disney Streaming forecasts, including the accompanying senior management presentations
Actively work with key stakeholders, operating groups, and finance team members to improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions and results
Organized, self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-growing environment with multiple stake-holders
Ability to prioritize tasks and multitask in an ambiguous environment
Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:
5 or more years of relevant work experience
Very strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues
High level of proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel
BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, or other quantitative field a plus
A good understanding of the entertainment industry and Direct-to-Consumer business models
Familiarity with working in or with large organizations
Prior experience with financial systems such as SAP
- Role Criteria
Ability to work cross functionally, managing many stakeholders and building relationships throughout the company
Proactive and creative in approaching problems and presenting financial data
Extremely organized with the ability to prioritize activities, manage timelines, and deal effectively with pressure
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 Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
Disney Streaming Services LLC 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.