DisneyToon Studios creates traditional and computer-animated films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. DisneyToon Studios is a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and is home to some of the most talented artists and technicians working in the film industry today.
Located in Glendale, CA, this position will have broad responsibility for assisting with purchasing as well as the general accounting and finance functions of the DisneyToon Studios division. As part of the finance team, the position will take the lead in all purchasing related tasks; collecting, summarizing, and interpreting financial data for the business unit’s management and the Studio; partner with key stakeholders regarding purchasing, budgets, and close process. The position will also assist with the Annual Operating Plan.
•Manage all aspects of the purchasing process.
•Complete a timely and accurate forecast and close process.
•Assist with completion of the Forecast Process, Close Process, Annual Operating Plan, and Annual Five Year Plan.
•Assist and advise production and finance management by assessing data and issues with financial implications for relevance and importance.
•Anticipate problems, adapt to changing scenarios, strategize, and recommend solutions.
•Critically evaluate and communicate financial information and recommendations to senior management in digestible formats and language.
•Communicate issues and problem-solve using critical reasoning, active listening, and knowledge of animation production processes.
•Help to communicate and execute on studio-wide strategic initiatives.
•Work with the leadership team to identify ways to minimize film costs and maximize efficiencies by helping to set realistic production and budgetary goals, establish controls, and monitor progress against those goals.
•Build strong relationships with finance team members, division department heads and management team, as well as studio accounting and process teams.
•Possess a thorough understanding of the financial software, reporting systems, company policies and procedures. Provide assistance and training to co-workers in these areas.
•Develop dynamic financial models and drive strategic analyses.
•Identify and implement process improvements and document policies and procedures.
•Exhibit self motivation, quick learning, adaptability, and desire to go above and beyond in completing responsibilities while successfully balancing and prioritizing multiple projects independently or in a team setting.
•Other duties as assigned or necessary.
•2-4 years of prior work experience
•Exceptional analytical, organizational and forecasting skills; strong background in MS Excel.
•Detail-oriented and ability to make sound cost accounting decisions.
•Ability to balance big picture issues and detailed analysis.
•Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
•A self starter who can work independently and with others to drive projects to timely completion.
•Highly organized, ability to work well under pressure, and handle multiple projects
•Ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
•Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
•Proven financial modeling and forecasting experience.
•Customer service oriented.
•Passion for the entertainment industry, animation and technology.
•SAP experience or knowledge is a plus
•Visual effects, digital animation or any entertainment industry a big plus
•Capacity to thrive and grow in a creative, dynamic, results-oriented environment, and to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once.
•BS degree in Finance or Accounting.
This role is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Pictures.