Disney ABC Television Group Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, California

Disney/ABC Television Group

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interests in A&E Television Networks and Hulu round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

ABC Studios

ABC Studios is a leading producer of television content. Its programs include many titles produced directly for ABC such as Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In addition, ABC Studios produces content for many 3rd party networks and platforms such as Criminal Minds (CBS) and Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix).

ABC Studios Finance & Planning

ABC Studios Finance & Planning provides critical financial support and analytics to the ABC Studios management team as well as key business partners across the Walt Disney Company. The finance team supports the decision making process by tracking, maintaining, forecasting show-level and company-level financial data.

Responsibilities : Create, monitor and maintain financial models that project show-level financial data and support the forecasting, budgeting and long range planning functions for ABC Studios. In addition, monitor, plan and report overhead and capital for ABC Studios. Individual must be comfortable working directly with senior management and also with the various distribution groups across the Walt Disney Company (ABC Entertainment, Domestic & International Television, Home Entertainment and Digital Media). Candidate will also support special projects on an ad-hoc basis. Position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, time management skills and acute attention to detail.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Forecasts / AOP / Long Range Plan – Support coordination and preparation of forecasts, Annual Operating Plans and 5 Year Plans for ABC Studios.

  • Prepare/update detailed financial ultimate models to provide operational decision support for ad hoc show P&L’s.

  • Overhead planning – Meet with various ABC Studios department heads to plan and maintain their departmental budgets throughout the year. Additionally, responsible for planning and reporting ABC Studios OH costs via the Cognos system.

  • Systems Support – Maintain financial planning models in Cognos for quarter closes. Lead further development of the Cognos system for forecast/long range plan purposes.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 2 to 3 + years relevant work experience.

  • Previous work experience in FP&A is a must-have, experience within television or film FP&A is a plus.

  • Public accounting experience is a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues. Exceptional commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines.

  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, SAP, BW. Intermediate to advanced excel modeling skills is a plus. Experience with Cognos is a plus.

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously.

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Required Education :

  • B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance

Company Overview :

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 471894BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks