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Senior Production Financial Analyst

Company: The Walt Disney Studios
Location: Paramount
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

At The Walt Disney Studios, you 'll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

Reporting to the SVP Production Finance, this position will play a vital role in financial planning, project management, and reviewing and analyzing actual costs for shows in development and production.Responsibilities :

  • Work directly with Production Finance Execs to oversee financial aspects of live-action films throughout development and production
  • Work with Physical Production and Budgeting to develop budgets and cash flows for productions and R&D phases
  • Prep upcoming projects and manage daily accounting functions as well as establish workflow, policies and production company structure
  • Generate and analyze monthly and annual cash forecast and live action spend across all productions for Studio Controllership and address and resolve any discrepancies with Controllership and Finance Execs
  • Monitor the onboarding of crew members throughout development and prep
  • Oversee the processing of payments via SAP in lieu of 3rd party accounting systems during development and prep
  • Manage production currency purchases including working with Treasury to track hedges, and oversee currency reconciliation
  • Track and reconcile interim incentive payments to cash flow
  • Work directly with production accountants in reviewing trial balances, general ledgers, check registers, and deal memos
  • Partner with Legal, Tax, Physical Production and Business Affairs regarding corporation production structure and related production issues
  • Participate in production audits and supplement production accounting staff if required
  • Work closely with Post Finance to ensure smooth transition for shows from production to post production
  • Manage special projects and ad hoc reports as needed Basic Qualifications :
    • Minimum of 5 years of production finance experience required or finance
    • Experience in entertainment, consulting or public accounting
    • Strong financial modeling and analytical abilities
    • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills
    • Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a strong sense of urgency
    • Ability to quickly learn new concepts, think strategically, solve problems, and
    • Implement solutions
    • Proficiency with Movie Magic Budgeting, SAP, GlobalVista/PSL3, Microsoft Office Suite and building presentation decks
    • Production related experience required

Keywords: The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount , Senior Production Financial Analyst, Professions , Paramount, California

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