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The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Planning Analyst - Technology in Burbank, California

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

The Walt Disney Studios has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst position within our Studio Technology Finance team. This team is a highly visible department dedicated to providing high-quality financial information and services to our business partners within the Studio’s Technology organization. The team provides analytical decision support to evaluate technology investments and strategic initiatives with a view toward supporting the overall goals of the Studio Entertainment segment of the Walt Disney Company. In addition, the team improves processes, facilitates cross-department planning and implements tools/processes to empower Studio Technology resources. This department will promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology while maintaining a challenging, rewarding, creative and fun environment.

Responsibilities :

Reporting to a Manager, this position will play a vital role in financial planning, including creating and analyzing Studio Technology financials, ultimately enabling this team to provide key stakeholders with the tools necessary to support decision making and various aspects of technology investment evaluation.

Financial Budgeting and Reporting

  • Working with the Technology team to develop the budget and forecasts

  • Preparation of various monthly/quarterly/annual reports used in the analysis of financial results

  • Creation of ad-hoc financial models/reports in Excel and/or Café

  • Management of depreciation forecast across all Technology capital items

  • First-line TM1 and SAP support for Studio Technology users

  • Compilation and review of internal and external headcount and labor reconciliation

  • Cost management and communication of Technology-related charges for other Studio businesses, including inbound/outbound allocations

  • Identification of opportunities to optimize budgeting and planning tools (SAP, TM1, Excel)

  • Loading of project forecast into TM1, as well as reconciliation to SAP

  • Ongoing identification of cost savings opportunities

Technology Investment/Project Financial Management

  • Preparation of reports to assist technology partners in project management (i.e., project time tracking)

  • Collection of periodic project statuses

  • Assist in the creation of Project Authorization Requests (PARs) and Financial Pro Formas

  • Document and/or assist with project benefits realization and post-mortem reviews

  • Support contract negotiation, including lease vs. buy decisions

  • Analyze Technology strategy related to storage, application consolidation, business development/research & innovation

Basic Qualifications :

  • B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion

  • Advanced Excel skills; macros and spreadsheet experience; advanced Excel modeling skills

  • SAP and TM1 experience a plus

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts, solve problems, and implement solutions

  • Embraces teamwork; shares ideas / methods to improve performance

Required Education :

  • B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)

Preferred Education :

  • Professional Certifications: CPA and/or MBA a plus

Job ID: 688439BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)