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Senior Financial Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 874892BR Location New York, New York, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 17, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) 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.

Responsibilities:

  • The SFA will coordinate with internal partners to help deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of the business.
  • The SFA will be responsible for Ad Sales Departmental Overhead, Ad Operations, Client Hospitality and Events.
  • Partner with Finance team and business owners to update monthly forecast models and track spend and prepare management reporting for executive leadership
  • Meet with stakeholders to review variance analysis for Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Long Range Plan (LRP), forecasts, quarter closes and other analysis as required to Planning, Controllership, Corporate and Business Unit Finance teams
  • Create meaningful change by identifying and implementing new efficiencies and process improvement for all cost-planning models (i.e. report standardization, invoicing, approvals, budget tracking, etc.)
  • Ad hoc analysis, pro formas and adjustments of cost expenditures

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of related experience, preferably in a media environment
  • Strong working knowledge of financial planning and accounting
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Proven ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of management
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel skills including financial modeling experience and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Be detailed-oriented, self-motivated and flexible
  • Self-starter who requires minimal supervision on day-to-day tasks and analysis
  • Demonstrate professional excellence, integrity and dependability
  • Be able to multi-task and work well with others in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP and Cognos knowledge preferred
  • Work experience within the ad sales industry would be considered a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Advertising Sales, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Advertising Sales, 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.

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