Disney ABC Television Group Director - Finance (PH) in Los Angeles, California

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….

Disney ABC Television Group is one of today's premier media entertainment companies, combining high-quality content with strategic use of technology to deliver compelling news and entertainment experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world. This business segment of The Walt Disney Company is comprised of global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group and a radio business. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but what it can do. 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 chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Director, Finance (Project Hire) will step in to temporarily lead the client service interface for ABC Studios, working closely with executive stakeholders across ABC Studios. This individual will build a deep knowledge of the ABC Studios business and will help to lead all financial planning activities. They will be seen as a strong partner and consultant by the business and internal stakeholders within the broader finance organization.

This position reports to the Vice President, ABC Entertainment and Studios Finance & Business Planning.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the execution, financial review, consolidation and presentation of departmental forecasts, annual operating plans and five-year plans for client stakeholders

  • Establish a strong understanding of the ABC Studios business in order to drive FP&A consultative work

  • Function as primary point of contact for client stakeholders to provide business consultation and financial guidance that shapes client thinking and supports decision making processes

  • Develop and retain knowledge and fluency in the business performance and financial drivers to advise on key business planning assumptions & opportunities

  • Oversee the development of commentary / cause of change explanations for management reports and client-specific reports. Provide insight and business analysis for executive leadership

  • Execute and ensure compliance with FP&A policies and procedures

  • Drive segment wide finance initiatives to improve operating efficiency and growth

  • Prepare presentations and ad hoc analyses for senior management

  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and monitor/present performance to stakeholders to confirm service levels

  • Develop and manage a professional staff

Basic Qualifications :

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience

  • Advanced financial modeling and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to manage and develop teams

  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SAP.

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to translate financial information to various business audiences to drive decision making

  • Flexibility and ability to anticipate change and respond to client needs and priorities with agility.

  • Demonstrated ability to persuasively present complex business issues and solutions, clearly and concisely

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and creative environment with a capacity to deeply understand and navigate within company cultures

  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects under constant pressure to deliver

  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior creative executives and be a trusted and reliable source of information, analysis and support

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous experience in entertainment industry FP&A a plus

  • Experience with Cognos TM1 is a plus.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration

Preferred Education :

  • MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred

Job ID: 592654BR

Location: Los Angeles,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC, Inc. 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.