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Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 949243BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Jul. 06, 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.

Job Summary:

At Disney, we are storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, sports events and news and information products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world. The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) division is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for the operations of the streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks.

DMED is seeking a Senior Manager who will be an exceptional addition to the DTC Shared Services Platforms, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team. You will report to the VP, FP&A and will play an integral role in leading the Data and Customer Service organizations (managing +$300m in capex and opex budgets), providing business and finance leaders important financial insights. The Shared Services Platforms organizations support Disney’s global streaming businesses (D+, Hulu, ESPN+, Star+). The right person for this role possesses leadership experience, robust financial modeling skills, strong analytical and communication skills, ability to work cross-functionally, and sets a high bar for themselves. If you are someone who sweats every pixel, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and jumps at the opportunity to take on new challenges, then this is a great role for you!


  • Oversee the Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, Forecasts, and Quarterly Close processes for the Data and Customer Service organizations supporting D+, Hulu, ESPN+, Star+
  • Build effective partnerships with Data and Customer Service business partners and Corporate finance to align operating plans and budget targets
  • Understand and explain variances between actual results and financial projections for all components, and provide timely financial insights to business partners
  • Create and maintain necessary P&L reporting for business partners
  • Manage labor planning and strategy for global Customer Service
  • Prepares and present financial materials and decks to executive senior leadership (CDO, SVPs, CFOs, etc.)
  • Supports the processes to ensure the integrity of the accounting functionality, controls and processes
  • Manage and develop a small but talented team
  • Support ad-hoc analyses and corporate reporting as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in finance, preferable in the media & technology industry
  • Recent managing experience required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis and financial modeling
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and collaborate tools such as Google Sheets and Slides
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities and perform job responsibilities accurately while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and teamwork/partnering ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Ability to compose concise written descriptions of complex issues, supported by detailed analysis
  • Ability to simplify complex issues and incorporate effective “storytelling” to influence the audience
  • Ability to deliver presentations and communication to audiences of all levels persuasively, articulately and with full command of the topic
  • Familiarity with using enterprise GL tools such as SAP

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent

About Disney Streaming:

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 Streaming.

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.

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