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The Walt Disney Company Financial Analyst in Glendale, California

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

This Financial Analyst role provides day-to-day financial support and analysis for Disney Parks, Experience and Products Technology and Digital. This position will partner closely with project teams to develop pro forma financial analyses and capital authorization requests (CARs) for capital investments. In addition, they will work closely with the finance team to develop long-term plans, annual capital plans and monthly forecasts as well as provide other day-to-day financial management support.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the business and provide financial analyses and decision support to the S/VP Portfolio Teams by collaborating with bi-coastal team members and partners

  • Ensure accuracy of all financial information received and shared for planning processes and financial analyses

  • Prepare journal entries for accruals, re-classes, and amortizations to ensure proper posting of financials; setup WBSEs

  • Prepare month-end financial reports/decks and ad hoc analyses, Product/Project Capital Expenditure and Operating Expense Forecast, Planning and Reports

  • Support key planning functions such as the Annual Plan, Long Term Plan and Forecasts, including proactive and objective financial analyses to determine present and future financial performance as well as preparing and presenting financial reviews with recommended actions

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to streamline and innovate processes and outputs

Basic Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience in planning and forecasting, financial analysis, or related field

  • Basic technical accounting skills and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis, financial modeling, and continuous improvement, and project management with a strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated proficiency in SAP, Business Objects Analysis, and Longview

  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines, effectively manage multiple priorities and perform job responsibilities accurately in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Proactive communicator with strong verbal and written skills as well as active listening skills

  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships with team members, peers, partners/clients at all levels across the organization

  • Self-starter, with natural curiosity, willingness to challenge the status quo

  • Professional team player with a positive “can do” attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to simplify complex issues and incorporates effective “storytelling” to engage and influence the audience

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Job ID: 780367BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Products

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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