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The Walt Disney Company Manager, Finance in New York, New York

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all monetization of content—both distribution and ad sales—and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney’s world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world. DMED works in close collaboration with Disney’s Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams on programming and marketing for the streaming services and networks.

The DMED business is seeking a Manager of Finance to provide ad sales finance support to the Owned Stations group (OTV). The role will work closely with the Local Stations Sales teams and Finance groups supporting OTV Ad Sales within The Walt Disney Company. They will be responsible for managing and planning Ad Sales revenue related to the eight Owned & Operated ABC Stations. They will partner with the respective Research/RYM/OTV Finance partners to prepare strategic financial plans for key forecast periods (annual budget, long-range plan, and quarterly forecasts) for the linear Ratings Based OTV line of business, as well as manage the consolidated reporting of both Ratings Based and Addressable revenue for OTV. They will manage deliverables including Ad Sales Pacing, Rate/Volume analysis metric drivers, and Forecast/Plan modeling.

The Manager will participate in the financial planning process and create strategic analyses to support decision-making for the OTV line of business. The role will require the ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate with stakeholders across the company. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and easily navigate and clearly communicate between the Ad Sales organization and the Finance organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the quarter-end reporting, forecasts, budgets, and strategic plans, as well as reports explaining variances between actual results and financial projections for all components of OTV Ad Sales revenue.

  • Provide weekly reports of booked and working Ad Sales to management inclusive of revenue and key ad sales metrics.

  • Oversee the development of new financial models to help drive the business.

  • Provide consolidated RB/Addressable reporting and planning to all planning partners

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a corporate finance/business analytics role

  • Demonstrated experience working closely with information systems and/or strong ability to quickly learn new information systems

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate clearly micro details into a broader summary for different levels of management

  • Advanced Excel abilities (Nested statements, pivot tables, charting, and combining functions like Index, Match, Offset and Indirect) and experience exporting and working with large sets of data.

  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy with an aptitude for troubleshooting data discrepancies

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Science/Engineering, or Accounting

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field preferred – Business Administration

Job ID: 888160BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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