The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst in Bristol, Connecticut

An opportunity exists to join the company as a Senior Financial Analyst on its Financial Planning team. This position is responsible for supporting the financial management of the technology organization within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI). This position will work closely with Technology leaders to plan and analyze departmental and project spend, evaluate strategic concepts, and present recommendations.

This group needs an SFA that has the ability to manage many stakeholders and build strong relationships. This person will partner with business leaders to deliver on the strategic, financial and operational goals of the business. The SFA will be comfortable working with large amounts of data to develop and present succinct conclusions and recommendations. The ability to manage an ever changing, dynamic environment with confidence will be critical to success. In addition, a successful candidate will look for opportunities to drive efficiency in processes and be willing to challenge the status quo.

The responsibilities of this position do not include management of direct reports. The position reports to the Finance Manager – Technology Planning.

Responsibilities : The role requires the ability to multi-task across numerous standard and ad-hoc deliverables, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and maintain the budgets, forecasts, and long-range plans for DTCI Technology

  • Collaborate with Technology department managers, project managers, Financial Planning, and Accounting to analyze spend, track performance, and update forecasts.

  • Review and summarize budgets and spend, identifying trends, concerns, and solutions for reviews with senior leaders

  • Maintain TM1 system for forecast cycles; utilize SAP in preparing financial documents

  • Adhere to all tax, compliance, accounting, and enterprise policies and procedures

  • Assist with the planning and review of corporate allocations

  • Develop, enhance, update and/or maintain financial planning models

  • Work with key stakeholders and finance team members to improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions and results

  • Support the preparation of Management reporting and analysis

  • Support and prepare ad hoc special projects, financial analyses, and reports

  • Partner with Accounting to support the monthly and quarterly close processes.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3+ years of related work experience

  • Excellent relationship building skills with a focus on the customer

  • Strong problem solving and time management skills

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) and reporting applications. Expert level in Excel.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team or individually as business needs dictate.

  • Results-oriented with a high standard for quality and performance; Strong work ethic

  • Desire to understand the business beyond the scope of day-to-day responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous work experience in corporate financial planning and analysis

  • Experience working with Cognos TM1, Hyperion, or other ERP system

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Accounting

Preferred Education :

  • CPA preferred

Job ID: 612406BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks