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Manager, Production Finance

Company: The Walt Disney Studios
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Post-Production Finance, this position is responsible for the preparation of Post-Production and VFX budgets and final cost reports, including supporting the Post and VFX Departments with budgeting, cost reporting and cash flow needs.

Responsibilities :
The Manager Post Production is responsible for the financial show management across all shows in Post, including:

  • Migration of 20th Century Post Production into Disney Post Production. Standardize reporting and accounting. Tracking incentives
  • Quarterly closes and reporting to corporate controllership
  • Overseeing digitization of show records amongst scanning vendors
  • Year end foreign tax filings reports to corporate and 3rd party preparers
  • Quarterly closes and reporting to corporate controllership
  • EFC to SAP quarterly reconcillation and tax incentives
  • COGNOS forecast and reporting to corporate tax quarterly
  • Verifying banking instructions for all post production wire payments
  • Work directly with Post Production & VFX Executives to manage the financial aspects of projects throughout post-production
  • Work with Post Executives and VFX Executives to develop final departmental budgets and cash flows for all projects
  • Work with filmmakers and executive staff to oversee and secure incoming financial information throughout the course of post-production
  • Match and analyze variances to final budget and alert management before variances hit cost reports
  • Work with Corporate Tax and Controllership to oversee and implement the accounting of IP Rights and Production Fees
  • Interface with Participations to facilitate payments of Contingent Compensation for UK productions, and track and book all related incentive returns
  • Manage the reconciliation of funding and production costs from 3rd party accounting software to SAP
  • Track quarterly Studio BW Reconciliations for all shows in post and work with post accountants to ensure all records are up to date
  • Supervise post accountants to issue final cost reports and ensure the shutdown of shows in a timely fashion
  • Oversee turnover meetings from Production to Post Production, and participate in show audits
  • Manage post-production currency purchases and returns, including working with International Treasury team to track currency hedges, bring funds back to the US, and oversee currency reconciliation
  • Management of final tax incentive submissions and returns throughout the post-production and beyond film release
  • Ongoing maintenance and accounting for WDP service companies, including tracking overhead and facilitating bill-back across shows.
  • Manage special projects and ad hoc reports as needed


    Basic Qualifications :
    • Minimum of 5 years of finance experience required 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, solve problems, and implement solutions
    • Proficiency with Movie Magic Budgeting, SAP, GlobalVista/PSL3, and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Post Production or Production related experience required

Keywords: The Walt Disney Studios, Long Beach , Manager, Production Finance, Professions , Long Beach, California

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