Full Time Job

Manager, Finance


New York, NY 06-17-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
DMED is seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to support ABC News. This person will partner with the leadership of multiple Newsgathering teams including the Domestic & International bureaus, Newsone, and the Specialized Units, to deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of ABC News. The Manager will lead the Long Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, forecasts and quarterly close processes, provide detailed analysis to the larger DMED finance teams, and present results to senior leadership of the ABC News brands. The successful candidate is experienced in expense management and can translate data into sound business recommendations to enable ABC News editorial leaders to make nimble, actionable decisions. The ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate with multiple Business Partners across the DMED finance teams and ABC News creative teams will be critical to success. The position will report to the Financial Planning and Analysis Senior Manager of Newsgathering, and will manage three Senior Financial Analysts.

• Manage the Long-Range Plan, Annual Operating Plan, Forecasts and Quarterly Close processes
• Support the day to day financial operations of ABC News
• Analyze forecast information to ensure accuracy, identify trends, and develop key storylines
• Analyze all aspects of spending to identify opportunities for cost control
• Prepare reports on financial performance, forecast, and budget to communicate performance to Business Partners
• Provide insight on trends and financial history to Business Partners in order to enable informed decision making
• Partner with ABC News Finance team members to identify and establish best practice and consistent analysis across products
• Develop and track KPI's for editorial and operations by creating processes to instill a culture of proactive cost discipline
• Collaborate with editorial and operations team to create and manage budgets for special news events; post event review and settlement of event costs
• Champion a culture of creativity, collaboration, diversity, and innovation
• Be an essential resource for the Business Partners; an integral part of the decision making team
• Mentor and develop three Senior Financial Analysts

Basic Qualifications:
• Advanced financial modeling skills and analytical skills
• Strong technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP. Experience with Cognos TM1 is a plus
• Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize and resolve an array of issues simultaneously
• Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving
• Excellent written and verbal communication skill

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, ideally past experience leading / mentoring staff
• Previous experience in entertainment/media industry FP&A

Required Education
• Bachelor Degree – Finance, Accounting or Economics

Preferred Education
• MBA in related field or CPA preferred

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About ABC Owned TV Stations:

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1bm4y-44-192-114-32-42 in your application.