Manager, Finance

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Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

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Inspire memories that last a lifetime…. That’s what we do at Disney Consumer Products & Interactive. Join us and be a part of the award-winning team that brings Disney characters and their stories to life in the homes of consumers of all ages….
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) that extends the Disney brand across Merchandise, Publishing and Disney Stores. Product categories range from apparel, toys, home decor and books to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art.
Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning Learning and Storytelling content for Disney, Marvel, Lucas and own-created brands, which fuels both DCP and TWDC. Key categories include Core (print Books and Magazines), Digital (Apps and eBooks) and Learning. Its products are distributed in more than 85 languages across 103 countries, and it is considered the largest publisher of children’s books and magazines in the world. Responsibilities
  • Act as financial advisor and key business partner for the North America Publishing Licensing team including challenging the category team to maximize forecast accuracy and drive the financial target
  • Support Senior Manager Publishing Licensing Finance for the Financial deliverables across the key cycles; annual strategic plan and budget plus the quarterly forecast
  • Actively participate on quarter-close processes and related variance explanation
  • Act as a “One stop shop” for analytical and data support to category and other teams, various business deep dive analysis across key metrics and benchmark reporting to support business development and growth
  • Key Finance contact for supporting key Franchises across all Publishing business driving; preparation of quarterly Global Forecast and Close packages including key variance drivers
  • Supervise Senior Financial Analyst
  • Drive efficiency of processes through constant update, revision and creation of financial models and templates, and partner with IT on systems enhancements
  • Be a team player and build strong relationships across lines of business and Publishing community
Basic Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5+ years of Financial, Planning & Analysis work experience
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills (technical skills as well as big picture)
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel and PowerPoint are a must. Prior experience with COGNOS and SAP preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow components
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure, maintain strong attention to detail and prioritize work within tight deadlines
  • Dynamic individual who excels in a team environment (be a team player) and who will act as a change agent to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to partner with Senior Executives, and be a trusted and reliable source of information, analysis and support
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance required
Preferred Education
  • MBA
Company Overview DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world. Additional InformationThis position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products & Interactive, an equal opportunity employer.


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Glendale, AZ, United States
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