The Walt Disney Company Manager, Production Finance in London, United Kingdom
Manager, Production Finance
Based in our Holborn office, we have a great opportunity for a Manager within Production Finance / Production Analysis to join our finance team. The ideal candidate will have a developed understanding of accountancy and analysis and an advanced understanding of the Visual Effects production process.
The roles main responsibilities are, but not limited to:
Working with global production finance teams to ensure consistency in production reporting & analysis and enforcing best practices
Partnering with VFX Producers in strategic planning, providing general and specialized analysis
Overseeing production finance, analysis and forecasting for the UK’s portfolio of projects on a monthly and weekly reporting cycle.
Development and management of UK production analysts
Support producers in the bidding process of a project, as well as vetting bids before being sent to a client.
Manage team of analysts and oversee budget and Estimated Final Cost (EFC) reporting. Work with global teams to ensure consistent reporting and streamlined workflow.
Produce weekly portfolio report for local and global projects along with analysis.
Oversee / prepare monthly revenue recognition reports.
Oversee monthly local & global forecasting reports for projects remaining lifetime
Assist production and executive production in managing budgets, cost & labour reports.
Prepare cost analysis and other special reports as needed.
Assist production with bidding for new projects as well as final financial vetting before bid goes to client.
Prepare/oversee weekly billings for re-billable costs as required.
Review weekly detail reports for accuracy and make reclassification as required.
Work with legal to assure local & global contracts are in place, contractual terms are followed, and payment schedules are issued in accordance with best practices.
Support strategic planning initiatives
Oversee onboarding, coaching and training of UK Production analysts.
Maintain UK production accounting records with assistance from team.
Strong and proven analytical skills required.
Management experience of high level skilled staff required.
Numerical Degree is strongly encouraged.
Ability to self-manage, multitask, be resourceful and meet strict deadlines.
Experience working with large amounts of data and databases; backend database experience desired.
Proven professional financial experience, some of which gained in a Feature or similar entertainment industry production finance/accounting environment.
Excellent proficiency in Excel.
Experience with IT applications such as Oracle (Oracle Projects.) TM1 experience a plus.
Proven background in effectively dealing with multiple stakeholders
Focused on continuing improvements to the organization.
Must be flexible, adaptable to working in creatively driven environment.
Business partnering approach. Open and direct communication style, good listening skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Job ID: 605302BR
Location: London,United Kingdom
Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment