Disney ABC Television Group Senior Manager, ABC News FP&A in New York, New York

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

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.

DATG is seeking a Senior Manager of Finance for ABC News. This person will partner with the leadership team to deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of the Newsgathering, Special Events, Radio, NewsOne, Special Units, and domestic and international bureaus. The Senior Manager will lead the financial planning process and create business analyses to support decision-making for content and operations.

The position will report into the ABC News Director of Finance.

Responsibilities :

Business Planning & Decision Support

  • Own day-to-day financial operations of the Newsgathering Units by partnering with ABC leadership to develop insightful recommendations and drive decision-making related to business strategy and production excellence

  • Analyze all aspects of operations, structure, and spending patterns to identify opportunities to maximize efficiency

  • Partner with other DATG Finance Teams to improve processes and pursue strategic initiatives across the portfolio

  • Develop and lead business analyses for presentation to executives

  • Track the pacing and performance of special investments/real estate and identify potential risks and opportunities

  • Support systems development and improved analytics for DATG Finance

Financial Planning and Production Support

  • Own and prepare the Annual Operating Plan, Long Range Plan, forecasts, monthly and weekly reviews, and other ad hoc reporting

  • Provide financial support for all business unit activities and business issues

  • Develop and track KPIs for production and operations by creating processes to instill a culture of proactive cost discipline and the translation of key metrics to provide increased visibility

Organizational Development and Business Transformation

  • Champion a culture of creativity, collaboration, diversity and innovation

  • Develop and mentor a team of 10-12 finance professionals

  • Support staffing and resourcing decisions, including the transformation of business models amid fast-changing media landscape

Basic Qualifications :

DATG is looking for a production savvy, financial guru that can take data and translate it into sound business recommendations to enable ABC News to make nimble, actionable decisions. The ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the Company will be critical to success. In addition, a successful candidate will have a deep understanding of finance and media, and leverage this knowledge to identify new opportunities to drive growth.

  • 10+ years within Finance, Accounting, and/or FP&A

  • 10+ years’ experience managing teams and cross-functional stakeholders / projects

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Prior media, broadcast/cable television, or production experience

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

Preferred Education :

  • MBA or CPA preferred, media and/or operations experience also a plus

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: 472511BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks