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Director, Finance

Company: Disney
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Director that will play a key role within the Disney+ Finance group. The Director, Finance will be responsible for assisting the VP, Finance & VP, Operations in the day to day operations of the Disney+ finance & production departments, providing financial oversight throughout the life-cycle of production, from Development through Post Production. In this role, you must be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of complex multinational episodic/long-form content. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with a variety of Episodic and Feature Film production (both foreign and domestic), managing production incentives, and management of accounting teams in the field.Responsibilities:The role requires the ability to multi-task across numerous ad-hoc projects including, but not limited to, the following:Works closely with production teams to manage spend and tracking for New Production EFC's and on ongoing production costs.Manages the production funding processes on Episodic/Long-form projects from end to endReconciles all funding and Production Incentives between production and corporatePrepares initial budget drafts and cost summaries for Disney+ projectsManage cash flow for development projects and in-process productionsReview work in progress / final budgets, and Cost Report EFC's for accuracy, providing coverage of concerns to the Finance and Production ExecutivesOversees preparation of production incentive filings for all entities and regionsManages compliance for:Established production finance policy and procedureDisney+ / Disney corporate policiesGuild auditsOversees the preparation of periodic management reportingContinually evaluates policy and procedure based on necessary compliance, audit review, and periodic changes in the location environment(s)Ensures that compliance training is completed by all location accounting staffProvides support on special projects, as requiredBasic Qualifications:Proven track record in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing multiple, high-visibility, large-scale projects from definition through implementation, involving internal stakeholders and consultants.7+ years of experience in television of feature film production accounting is required, preferably with a media/entertainment, technology, or start up environment preferredExcellent relationship building skills and customer focusedStrong problem solving, project management, and time management skillsExceptional analytical skills and ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment, with a track record of critically evaluating strategic concepts and financial assumptionsOutstanding written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfullyExperience in the preparation and presentation of decks on strategic issues and new initiativesProficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access) and reporting applications. Expert level in Excel.Proficient in Movie Magic Budgeting/Scheduling SoftwareAbility to budget varied formats of TV & Film - Scripted & UnscriptedPrior experience working with US and foreign film commissionsAbility to have excellent attention to detail, while also being able to see the "big picture"Prior experience in managing teamsProactive and possess a hands-on, collaborative working style. Takes initiative.High tolerance for ambiguity and working in a matrixed organizationAbility to move projects forward to completion with collaboration and consensus across multiple stakeholdersExperience in managing, tracking, troubleshooting multiple, high-visibility, large-scale technology projects from definition through implementation, involving cross-functional teams, vendors and partners.Ability to work well in teams, both within the group and also with other business unitsResults oriented with a high standard for quality and performance, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneouslyPreferred Qualifications:High proficiency in SAP and COGNOS preferredFamiliarity with the brands and franchises of The Walt Disney CompanyFamiliarity with domestic and international distribution marketplace and sales benchmarkingExperience in Television or Feature Film Production FinanceExperience in SVOD platformsRequired EducationBachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or AccountingPreferred EducationCPA and/or MBA a plus

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