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Senior Financial Analyst


At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….
DATG is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst for ABC News, who will be responsible for financial analysis and reporting related to the Operations, Editorial, and other business support areas of ABC News, as well as producing high-quality strategic analyses to support decision-making across the division. This includes, but is not limited to ongoing cost analysis, gathering/analyzing data for budget/forecasts/long range plans, owning specific cross-team analysis and reporting processes (related to headcount, T&E, etc.) and working on ad hoc projects to drive business performance. The candidate will work on a team that supports Good Morning America, World News Tonight w/ David Muir, Nightline and This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos. ResponsibilitiesFinancial Reporting / Planning

  • Assist in quarterly close process: in-depth analysis, accrual preparations, and commentary
  • Coordinate with Revenue Planning for sales forecasts/budgets and ratings indicators
  • Provide financial support for the operations/support areas: develop reporting tools to facilitate business analysis, identify and help teams implement cost saving recommendations, and present quarterly results to senior leads
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget, forecasts, and long range plans: build detailed budgets, analyzing pacing, input data into Cognos/SAP and other tools, and present to management

Business Planning & Decision Support across ABC News

  • Partner with other DATG finance teams to improve processes across the finance team
  • Develop reporting tools and dashboards to analyze spending, identify areas for cost efficiencies, proactively lead process changes, and track improvements
  • Collaborate with all levels of the production team to assist in strategic planning of production processes with a focus on financial responsibilityAdditional ad hoc projects across News portfolio might include providing support for new strategic initiatives, programming changes, and other business processes

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-3 years relevant experience with close/forecasting/consolidations/data analysis/financial modeling
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, deliverable focused, and well-organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and build relationships with various business partners across all levels of management
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to handle multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior media/television/broadcast industry experience
  • SAP / Cognos / TM1 experience a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics

Company Overview The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, FreeForm, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses. Additional InformationEqual Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

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