Portfolio Coordinator

Company Name:
ESPN, Inc.
Portfolio Coordinator
Job Description The Portfolio Coordinator will be responsible for working with the Program Manager(s) in providing the setup, maintenance and reporting of the supported project portfolios within the Enterprise Software Development (ESD) group of Technology. Working closely with the Program and Project Managers, this position will ensure the accuracy of data within the project and portfolio management (PPM) tool and data shared with the Finance organization. This position will also support Program Managers with proper coding of resource costs and oversee the annual corporate SOX audit for Technology controls.
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.
ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company's mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
Responsibilities o Assist ESD Technology Managers and Program Managers with:
o Coordinate all aspects of the Long Range Planning, Annual Operating and Quarterly financial forecasting for assigned areas. This includes consolidation of data from various sources, coordination of review meetings and distribution of documentation to key stakeholders for review and approval.
o Manage the setup, maintenance and reporting of all financial aspects for the PMO managed capital projects in the PPM tool from initial planning through project closure
o Provide complete forecast data in appropriate format to Finance as needed to support the various forecast processes
o Assist with compiling monthly executive report package
o Assist Program, Project and other Technology Managers as needed with:
o Proper setup, and financial maintenance of, new capital projects and Programs within the PPM tool
o Collect and validate forecast data to ensure entire capital budget is within tolerances
o Generate detail project related reports from SAP as needed to support summary reporting data
o For Programs that capitalize resource labor costs, assist Program Manager with:
o Monthly reconciliation and creation of journal entry file to support reclass of employee & consultant costs
o Create month end journal entry file with accruals for consultant time not processed by fiscal month end
o Provide mid-month and month-end financial project and resource reports, including variance analysis vs. latest baseline
o Oversee annual SOX audit for technology controls and work with control owners on evidence collection, testing, documentation and resolution of any identified deficiencies
Basic Qualifications o Very strong Organizational, Interpersonal and Communication skills are a must
o Strong analytical skills, including expertise in Microsoft Excel
o Familiarity with Portfolio Management and Project Accounting concepts and practices
o Familiarity with corporate accounting software such as SAP, and with Project Management tools such as Microsoft Project and AtTask, is a plus
Required Education Bachelors of Science degree
Job Posting Industries Television
Additional Information Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for.
ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Primary Location-City Bristol
Primary Location-State CT
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 175956BR

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