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Finance Manager

Company: Walt Disney Co.
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services - ESPN+, the Disney+ streaming service and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution segment that includes all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

This finance role supports the Disney + business globally and requires a proactive approach with strong financial acumen and analytical skills. The Manager will be responsible for processes and analyses that include large amounts of data in order to derive succinct conclusions and drive actionable insights. The individual must possess the ability to interface effectively with various levels of management, ranging from executives to business team managers. A successful candidate will be able to independently drive analytical work, confidently navigate a rapidly evolving, dynamic environment and seek opportunities to drive efficient processes and challenge the status quo.

Responsibilities:

  • Management reporting with a focus on subscriber reporting and revenue analytics. This includes monitoring, analyzing and reporting Disney+ subscribers and ARPU for each region on a monthly/ quarterly/ annual basis by working closely with the DSS Data team
  • Development of consolidated and regional Disney+ financial results and forecasts. Includes working with Controllership and international finance teams to drive the close and forecast process as well as understanding variance drivers in both actuals and forecasts. Leverage financial systems to pull data and conduct financial analyses
  • Coordinate with regional finance teams, DSS Data and DSS Operations regarding our distribution partnerships with a focus on subscriber reporting, revenue and ARPU analysis
  • Actively work with key stakeholders, operating groups, and finance team members to improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions and results

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years overall work experience
  • Prior experience in business planning or finance, preferably in a direct-to-consumer business
  • Significant analytical and financial modeling experience including ingesting and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Ability to take ownership of analytical tasks and see them through from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including creating and delivering executive-level presentations
  • Ability to work cross functionally, managing many stakeholders and building relationships throughout the company
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented work style
  • Extremely organized with the ability to prioritize activities, manage timelines, and deal effectively with pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A good understanding of the entertainment industry and Direct-to-Consumer business models, preferably with a focus on revenue drivers
  • Familiarity with working in or with large organizations
  • Prior experience with financial systems such as SAP and Cognos

Required Education

  • BA/BS from a top tier undergraduate school (Focus on Finance, Accounting, or other quantitative field a plus)

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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