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Manager, Finance & Strategy, WDI

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Manager, Finance & Strategy, WDI

Job Description

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Walt Disney International manages company-wide international financial performance and strategic initiatives across nine regions outside US and Canada.

The Manager will partner with international regions (primarily EMEA, India, and Russia), segments (primarily Studio, and Media Distribution), and various corporate groups (CFP&A, Controllership, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Brand Management, etc.) to prepare key financial deliverables and develop presentations regarding company’s international performance and initiatives.

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The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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Finance and Accounting

Basic Qualifications

Minimum 4-6 years of progressive experience in finance and planning

Demonstrated experience with consolidation, budgeting, forecast planning and variance analysis for large complex organizations

Advanced proficiency in excel to perform financial modeling and quantitative analysis including business valuation, ROI and cost benefit analysis for large scale projects

Strong Power point and presentation skills

Strong research skills with knowledge of macro-economic and business research resources

Excellent communications skills (oral, written and business presentations)

Proven ability to lead teams and build relationships across the company

Ability to interact with all levels of management

Ability to work well in an international team-based environment and different time zones as needed

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to prioritize & handle multiple assignments

Job Posting - Primary Brand

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Accounting or other related field or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Background in the media/entertainment industry

Prior International exposure

Experience with reporting tools (Cognos and SAP would be a plus)

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Preferred Education

MBA and/or CPA preferred


Manage International AOP and/or Five Year Plan

Review and analyze key business drivers impacting operating performance for forecast, AOP, and Five Year Plan

Support preparation of forecasts (two per quarter)

Provide financial and decision support to WDI Senior Management, International regions and Segments

Coordinate cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders throughout the Company

Understand WDI planning systems (TM1 / Cornerstone), and differences between WDI consolidated reporting, international regions, and segments

Monitor global macro-economic and media industry trends to understand and summarize impact on Walt Disney International’s strategic initiatives

Ad hoc analysis / projects

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.


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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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