Full Time Job

Finance Analyst


London, United Kingdom 04-16-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
This role is based in Hammersmith, 4 days per week

Be you, be here, be part of the story!

At The Walt Disney Company, magic is more than just a word; it's a way of life. For a century, we've been inspiring imaginations, celebrating diversity, and bringing families together through our beloved stories, characters, and experiences. From our iconic theme parks and resorts to our groundbreaking films, television shows, interactive media and products, we're dedicated to creating magic that knows no bounds.

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic Finance individuals to make a meaningful impact and be part of a dynamic team. Join us in shaping the magic behind the scenes!
Overall Purpose of the Role

The media Networks team are responsible for region wide financial consolidation, reporting and associated analysis of forecast, AOP and 5 Year Plan (5YP). The team provide direct support to the Media Networks EMEA management team, working very closely with the Planning team in the USA as well as regional hub programming & marketings and markets across the EMEA region.

The Finance Analyst will support the EMEA Media Networks team in the delivery of the forecasts, AOP, 5YP and each quarter end close. This will encompass preparing forecasting files, extracting and analyzing financial data specifically focused on National Geographic reporting and engaging with all EMEA markets.

Key Accountabilities

• Generate reports using finance and accounting systems to provide accurate data for use by colleagues/the business
• Take responsibility for regular quarterly activities (e.g. quarter end close tasks, journals, reconciliations etc) to ensure effective financial administration for the budget area
• Ensure effective delivery of forecasting and budgeting processes to support an assigned budget area
• Analyse reporting data to identify themes and trends and highlight these to relevant business managers together with a view on the wider possible implications
• Review specific profit/cost centres to identify issues, opportunities and possible solutions and flag them to senior colleagues or business managers as appropriate

• Work directly with business managers to provide basic financial support and reporting, advising them of trends and issues accordingly
• Assist more senior colleagues in preparing presentations to communicate clear financial messages to the business

• Manage the provision of transactional support to a budget area, ensuring all transactions, processes and quarterly close activities are delivered on time and to the required standard
• Supervise and mentor interns, delegating work as required, to ensure effective delivery of outputs and support their development
• Share knowledge effectively across the function to facilitate good financial management

Key Performance Indicators
• ​Positive feedback from team
• Effective knowledge sharing with colleagues
• Work & tasks completed in a timely manner to high quality standards
• Issues anticipated and resolved and/or escalated prior to becoming urgent
• Positive feedback from stakeholders that their requirements have been met
• Stakeholders supported and relationships maintained
• Activities delivered on budget while meeting agreed timelines

Indicative Knowledge
• ​Good knowledge of specialist and complex finance, accounting methods and procedures gained either through part qualification (ACCA/CIMA – UK only) or equivalent experience in a similar commercial environment
• Able to manage stakeholder relationships
• Able to operate autonomously, without regular supervision
• Able to influence others based on clear technical arguments
• Able to communicate technical information clearly to a non-technical audience
• Basic delegation skills

The Perks
• 25 days annual leave
• Private medical insurance & dental care
• Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
• Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
• Disney+ Subscription
• Excellent parental and guardian leave
• Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp37xo-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.