The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, California
At Disney, we‘re 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, 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.
We are in search of a Senior Financial Analyst that acts as the main finance partner (day to day finance contact) for DMCE (Media, Classics, Entertainment) group.
Financial Planning & Analysis
Manage financial planning process of licensing for client group, including annual budget, quarterly forecasts and accruals, by coordinating with category, licensee, finance, IT and executives.
Work with category to identify and evaluate opportunity and risks for client group
Prepare consolidation, summary, presentation decks for management review
Utilize system tools (Cognos, InVision) to consolidate reports, identify variances and provide supporting analysis to senior management
Improve operational efficiency by streamlining process and enhancing reporting automation leveraging system tools with IT
Main finance stakeholder for client group in deal approval and operational initiatives, participate in contract negotiation and ensure contracts are aligned with DCP strategic initiatives
Provide analysis and develop recommendation on contract terms for major deal negotiation including RR, MG, CMF, promo, etc.
Conduct financial modeling to support operational initiatives (including transfer fee, letter of credit, guarantee shortfall, royalty rate change, blitz items, licensee rationalization, etc)
Coordinate with CMC, legal and credit to drive efficient contract execution and work with accounting to ensure accurate royalty reporting and resolve issues
Conduct industry research and track industry trends using a variety of research resources
Identify and assist in implementation of strategic initiatives in conjunction with franchise /category/ retail management, by performing such analysis as ROI, market sizing, benchmarking, value chain, market deep dive, etc.
Develop financial models to analyze outcomes of various initiatives to help determine the best approach
Identify and explore new business opportunities for the client group
Support management team developing long term strategic plan.
Basic Qualifications :
At minimum 2 years on an strategy/analytics role with preferably 2 years’ experience in budgeting/forecasting
Proven track record to partner effectively with multiple internal stakeholders on cross-functional projects
Excellent financial modeling skill and quantitative analysis including business valuation, benchmarking, ROI, and cost benefit analysis
Demonstrated ability of analytical problem-solving to form hypotheses, perform appropriate analysis, and translate findings into clear, actionable recommendations
Excellent communication skills
Strong ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
Detail oriented with big picture perspective
Advanced research skills with knowledge of macro-economic and business research resources
Advanced skills with PowerPoint and Excel (Pivot, Functions, Macro, vlookups) and proficient with relationship database system (e.g. Cognos)
Required Education :
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Finance and Accounting
Preferred Education :
Job ID: 676327BR
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts