VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.2


Fans demand access to content on their own terms on any device, anytime, anywhere. We are those fans. As a result the Disney Streaming Services team helped pioneer live event streaming over the Internet in 2002 for Major League Baseball. The passion to improve that experience led to many impressive firsts: the first 720p or “HD Ready” stream, the consecutive record for concurrent streams and the first stream in 8K ultra HD. Today Disney Streaming Services has a proven, scalable platform that powers direct-to-consumer applications for leading entertainment brands; and is now a major player in sports and eSports rights acquisition.

Disney Streaming Services is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team. Whether New York City, San Francisco, Manchester or Amsterdam we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

Disney Streaming Services is seeking a VP, Financial Planning & Analysis that has the ability to take data and translate it into sound business recommendations that enable Disney Streaming Services to make nimble, actionable decisions. This person will partner with the CFO of Disney Streaming Services and its leadership team to deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of the business. The VP will lead the financial planning process and create strategic analyses to support decision-making for Tech services business as well as Direct to Consumer business Lines. In addition, she/he will partner with stakeholders across The Walt Disney Company to drive operational plans and analyses. The executive will also have exposure to Disney’s latest SVOD product and may participate in commercial model development for the evolving business models.

The ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the Company and lead multiple teams will be critical to success. In addition, a successful candidate will have a deep understanding of finance and media, and leverage this knowledge to identify new opportunities to drive growth. Equal Opportunity Employer
MBA or CPA preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
SAP and Cognos experience a plus
New media and/or operations experience a plus
15+ years within Finance with financial modeling experience
10+ years of experience managing large teams and cross-functional stakeholders / projects
Strong communication and presentation skills
Prior broadcast or cable television finance experience
Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen.
Strong relationship management and client service orientation
Ability to interact and partner with all levels of management and stakeholders, specifically Senior Management
Ability to provide a consultative approach with clients helping to drive business and financial decisions
Ability to identify issues, generate and evaluate alternatives and implement solutions.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to translate financial information to various business audiences to drive decision making
Flexibility and ability to anticipate change and respond to client needs and priorities with agility
Demonstrated track record of process improvements and implementation of best practices
Knowledge of financial processes and financial systems, including ERP, Reporting, and Planning tools
Business Planning & Decision Support
Partner with leadership to drive strategic recommendations and decision-making around business strategy, programming, production, distribution and digital platforms
Analyze all aspects of operations, structure, and spending patterns to help identify opportunities with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency
Partner with other Disney Streaming Services finance teams to improve processes and pursue strategic initiatives across the portfolio
Develop and lead business analyses and the presentation of analyses to executives
Track the pacing and performance of investments and identify potential risks and opportunities
Support systems development and improved analytics
Financial Planning and Production Support
Responsible for the coordination and preparation of Disney Streaming Services Annual Operating Plan, Long Range Plan, Capital Plan, forecasts, operating reviews, and other reporting as required
Lead the preparation and presentation of Disney Streaming Services financial forecasts and analyses to the leadership team as well as to the Disney Corporate Finance team
Support programs and operations with the management of costs through proactive reporting and analytics
Monitor the financial condition of the business through the collection, interpretation and analysis of key financial metrics
Provide financial support for all business unit activities and business issues, also developing and tracking KPIs for production and operations teams
Organizational Development and Business Integration
Champion a culture of creativity, collaboration, diversity and innovation
Work with team of finance professionals across MLB, NHL and other owners of BAMTECH media
Assist when needed with integration support from Disney Streaming Services into Disney
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