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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Apply Now Job ID 496568BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Lucasfilm Date posted 10/16/2017
We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join the Financial Planning & Analysis team at Lucasfilm. This role manages accounting, annual planning, forecasting and reporting for various Lucasfilm business units.

The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis builds solid working relationships with cross-company management, develops insightful financial analyses to support decision-making, and provides advice and expertise to both cost center managers and business unit executives.


  • Partner with department heads to build budgets, analyzing areas for potential savings, and recommending solutions for managing their spend
  • Oversee all local accounting processes including: journal entries, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets, ensuring accuracy and completeness of data and appropriate controls in place
  • Work closely with counterparts at Disney to provide, gather and exchange financial information and analysis
  • Manage Lucasfilm capital asset process, including Capital Expenditure Request review, consolidation, and reporting
  • Collaborate with Disney counterparts to manage Lucasfilm quarter end close deadlines and deliverables
  • Support cost center managers with the purchasing process by providing coding, interfacing with Disney Procurement and monitoring good receipts
  • Provide presentation materials and variance analysis for Disney and Lucasfilm internal executive management team’s quarterly management reports and annual plan
  • Support the budgeting and long-range planning cycles, including development of underlying templates and analysis
  • Support efforts for process improvements and report redesign
  • Manage and mentor staff of two
  • Assist with ad hoc analysis of financial performance for responsible areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding and hands on experience of accounting, forecasting, planning, and financial analysis and solid understanding of full financial statements and modeling.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, involving complex issues in a fast-paced, unpredictable and often ambiguous environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with little general instruction.
  • Proven time management and multi-task management capabilities.
  • Expert proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google G-Suite applications; experience with TM1 & SAP preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to diplomatically interact and develop solid working relationships with management, staff, and divisional peers.
  • Corporate-level experience a plus

Preferred Education

  • 7+ years in finance or accounting with 5+ years of financial analysis experience and a BS in Accounting or Finance; MBA and/ or CPA designations are a plus.

Company Overview

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
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