Senior Manager, Finance and Accounting

Finance Sydney, Australia


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

ILM opened its Sydney studio in the summer of 2019. The youngest of all of the ILM studios, the Sydney studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects.

As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking a variety of talent to join the team and be a part of this exciting opportunity. 

The Senior Manager, Finance and Accounting is responsible for performing all activities necessary to provide finance and accounting support to Industrial Light & Magic Sydney office. This position will provide expert analysis, interpretation and expert business advice on all levels of accounting and finance.

We are looking for a team member who reflects the innovative spirit, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

On any given day, you might
  • Manage financial administrative functions  and decision making for the Sydney studio
  • Ensure that Industrial Light & Magic Sydney is in compliance with Australian account, tax and reporting requirements
  • Manage key elements of relationships with Disney Australia local and regional offices
  • Manage  the month-end close, providing  variance analysis and information related to capital and operating  expenditure

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance. CPA/CA preferred.
  • Eight or more years related accounting experience in equivalent position.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to operate well in an environment of change and occasional ambiguity
  • Experience working with government agencies a plus

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.