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Finance Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 556713BR Location Richmond, Victoria, Australia Business Walt Disney International Brand Walt Disney International Date posted Jun. 03, 2018

Job Summary:

Under the leadership of the Finance Director, Studios, this role is responsible for the provision of value-adding analysis and insight, driving business decisions for Motion Pictures ANZ. The role is to collaborate effectively with financial and non-financial business partners, influence key budget holders around risks and opportunities, and proactively identify opportunities for business improvement.


Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Take responsibility for Financial Planning and Reporting activity for Motion Pictures ANZ to ensure effective financial administration for the LOB
  • Ensure all budgeting, forecasting, reporting and financial processing is delivered on time and to high quality standards
  • Monitor, analyse and report Box Office and revenue results against targets
  • Work closely with marketing teams to prepare, monitor and reconcile marketing budgets on an ongoing basis
  • Lead the Quarter-end and Year-end close process
  • Provide analytical support for the Strategic Plan, Budgeting and Forecasting processes as required
  • Analyse operational results based on key drivers vs. budget/forecast; support management in making improvements
  • Support the preparation of presentation of results to management
  • Consider the wider business implications of financial performance, developing insight to help guide future business decisions
  • Support the broader Studios Finance team with projects day to day tasks as required

Stakeholder Management
  • Develop and deliver financial presentations for key business stakeholders to inform thinking about current and future business management
  • Use own initiative to highlight problems before they arise and propose solutions to mitigate business risk for the LOB
  • Build relationships with key business stakeholders to provide guidance and influence their thinking around future business direction
  • Influence key budget holders on the basis of identified risks and opportunities to help guide future business planning
  • Share knowledge effectively across the finance function where appropriate to facilitate good financial management and support the development of others

Continuous Improvement
  • Take responsibility for discrete projects to deliver improved financial management or systems
  • Contribute to projects beyond the Finance function, using professional expertise to support, advise and guide others as part of cross-functional project teams
  • Review existing processes and actively challenge the status quo, providing process/systems improvement that will positively impact business effectiveness

Basic Qualifications:

  • Senior stakeholder management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial analysis, planning and budgeting
  • Media and Entertainment industry experience strongly preferred
  • SAP knowledge and hands on experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Results- focused
  • Strong work ethic
  • Project orientation and ability to handle simultaneous functions
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Inquisitive with a desire and capacity to learn and relearn
  • Open minded, flexible and adaptable in outlook and approach
  • Self-aware

Required Education

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

About Walt Disney International:

Working directly with amazing brands, you and your team will touch lives around the world. Get ready to be creative, work with advanced technology and grow your skills with a pioneer in entertainment and technology. Join us, and be part of the story.

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 Ltd, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney International.

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