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Finance Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 765649BR Location Richmond, Victoria, Australia Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Sep. 12, 2020

Job Summary:

This role will provide commercial analysis and financial planning support for the Transactional In-Home businesses Provide business insights and reporting to the Sales, Marketing & Finance teams on the Transaction In-Home performance, including revenue forecasts, title performance and key account metrics to enhance decision making.

​-This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract


Digital Sales Analysis
  • Maintain by title forecasts and performance of all digital titles released
  • Maintain digital activity document alongside account managers, including pre and post analysis of TPRs (temporary price reductions)
  • Contribute to sales meetings, as required for forecasts of all 52-week new release titles, with sales and marketing
  • Complete the digital performance in a combined and physical/digital document by title for a complete analysis of performance including connect rates and a database for comparative titles
  • Weekly revenue/margin analysis of major digital clients for sales team
  • Maintenance of a digital dashboard including sales analysis on Seasonality / Genre / Marketing performance / Title connect rates etc.
  • Driving digital sales through identifying the ideal promotional periods and pricing analysis
  • Support business account managers with preparation of sales performance presentations for account meetings
Retail Sales Analysis
  • Maintain, analyse and continuously improve key sales reports and dashboards for Home Entertainment
  • Analyse and manipulate data from various sources to present valuable market and business insights mapped to the broader business objectives and KPIs
  • Partner with Sales, Studio Marketing and Finance teams to prepare, deliver and monitor regular forecasting and reporting requirements for both key new release titles and back catalogue
  • Assist with the development retail partner presentations, providing account performance analysis and market insights and context to support the pitch
  • Assist the Operations team and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) supplier to determine and approve initial shipments and replenishment allocations for all New Release titles
  • Manage the day-to-day vendor relationship with consumer insights agency (currently GfK)
  • Ongoing ad hoc sales analysis, scenario development and reporting as requested
Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Assist with preparation of digital Budgets, Quarterly Forecast and 5 Year Plan including presentations, submission and schedules
  • Trend analysis including regression and connect rate analysis to identify relationships between transactional revenue and Box Office takings
  • Assist with 52 week title budgets and forecasts
  • Work with marketing and sales to track and optimise marketing expenditure
  • Complete templates as required for US and Regional teams
  • Industry body reporting submissions including market share analysis reporting
  • Industry analysis including market share and performance of different digital segments
Ad Hoc
  • Cross business support as required
  • Backfill other roles within the Finance team as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in a similar data/analytical/finance role
  • CA/CPA or equivalent (qualified or studying towards) is preferred
  • Experience in Media and/or Retail industry preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced MS Excel skills, and solid knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Financial Modelling and Analysis
  • Ability to translate data/analytics into insights
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed
  • Attention to detail
  • Sales and commercial focus
  • A strong team player

Required Education

  • Preferably tertiary qualified (commerce, finance, statistics or similar)

Additional Information:

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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