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