Full Time Job

Finance Analyst


London, United Kingdom 09-25-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Overall Purpose of the Role

of the role –
overall role contribution to team, department and

The CS Physical team is responsible for the sales, distribution and marketing
of cinematic releases per year across the Marvel, Lucas, Disney, Pixar, 20 th Century , S earchlight, and New Regency brands.

The role is responsible for assisting in delivering an effective, timely and accurate AOP, Forecast, FYP and close process across a group
of markets along with completing regional costs and consolidation. The role requires effective collaboration with financial and non-financial business partners, working with key budget holders as needed and proact ive identification of opportunities for business improvement . This role will also assist the Finance Manager i n the FP&A of localisation costs as well as support of this team working as necessary with the various Finance teams.

of Responsibility

Key elements and required results
of the role

• Review specific cost centres to identify issues,
opportunities and possible solutions and flag them to senior colleagues or business managers as appropriate
• 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 etc.) to ensure effective financial administration for CS- Physical
• Ensure effective delivery of forecasting and budgeting processes to support CS- Physical
• Analyse reporting data to identify themes and trends and highlight these to relevant business managers together with a view on the wider possible implications – e.g. New release performance, market trends etc.
• Prepare forecasts and liaise with Licensors on their forecasts and monthly reporting to identify issues, opportunities and possible solutions and flag them to senior colleagues
or business managers as appropriate
• Provide financial support to multiple budget owners across multiple geographies, ensuring all budgeting, forecasting and financial processing is delivered on time and to high quality standards
• Share knowledge effectively across the function to facilitate good financial management and support the development of others
• Accurate tracking of localisation costs (dubbing, voiceover and subtitling) across all LOBs for all financial planning cycles, questioning variance drivers for line manager review

Business partnering-
• Build relationships with key budget holders to provide specialist advice, guidance and support to help Motion Pictures' financial management
• 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

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

of experience, Qualifications and People Management experience

Degree level essential and Accounting qualification (may be part qualified) e.g. ACCA, CIMA

E xperience of an equivalent analytics role.

Experience of supporting commercial management to a high standard and working with the Regional Finance and Commercial head office

Skills Required

Highlighting the key technical, language and job -related skills required

Proficient in spreadsheets, MS
Office and financial software applications

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Ability to produce clear and insightful analysis hat deliver key messaging at the appropriate level
of detail.

Numerate and analytical with a desire to think through and resolve problems. Results focused and outcome driven

Competencies Required

Highlighting the key competencies required for each role

Thinks Strategically
• Develops clear and consistent strategies to achieve the vision
• Leverages synergy
opportunities across functions and businesses
• Examines issues from a broad perspective, considering impact beyond immediate scope
• Stays current on business issues, industry trends, and technology advances

Builds Relationships
• Engages colleagues across the organization to
optimize performance
• Manages the needs of diverse stakeholders
• Facilitates win-win situations

Communicates Effectively
• Obtains full engagement through inspiring communications
• Provides appropriate rationale and context to drive commitment
• Effectively persuades others to support ideas and plans
• Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding

Drives Results
• Translates strategy into specific priorities,
objectives , and action plans
• Manages projects, processes and resources to produce desired
• Uses technology to facilitate better results
• Analyses data and information to drive decisions

Inspires Creativity and Innovation
• Proactively looks for new
• Transfers ideas and successes across boundaries
• Challenges the status quo

Champions Change
• Articulates a compelling business case for change
• Supports new initiatives
• Demonstrates flexibility in response to changes

Builds Teams
• Provides challenging work assignments and developmental
• Recognises and rewards the achievements of

Exhibits Professional Excellence
• Pursues excellence with integrity, passion and courage
• Shows consistency in words and actions
• Treats others with respect

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpyv4o-18-207-160-97-42 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.