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The Walt Disney Company Manager/Sr. Manager, Financial Audit in Glendale, California

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, television programs, parks and resorts, and consumer products. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Manager/Senior Manager, Financial Audit will be responsible for leading a team of audit professionals in performing audits in the areas of design, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls. The position schedules and plans audits, monitors fieldwork progress and communicates the results to senior management. Manager/Senior Managers are typically responsible for enterprise-wide audits and multiple business units within a TWDC operating Segment (i.e. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products) or Corporate functional areas (e.g. Treasury, Accounting Shared Services, Human Resources Centers of Excellence) and act as the primary contact to these business units/functional areas. This position will primarily focus on the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide technical and operational knowledge to support the development of the annual plan, including linking strategic initiatives of the assigned segment to the key audit risks. Understand business changes and adapt audit plan throughout the year

  • Plan, conduct and supervise engagements with a focus on analysis and assessment of the control environment associated with the financial reporting, operational and compliance processes

  • Articulate complex issues and tailor messages to the audience

  • Manage the testing of key business and operational processes

  • Formulate well-written, concise and clear audit reports

  • Perform a regular, periodic follow-up on significant audit findings and recommendations to evaluate the adequacy of corrective actions

  • Identify and maintain leading edge knowledge and audit techniques to improve the audit process and results

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external auditors

  • Coach, train and mentor audit managers and staff in improving audit skills

  • Investigate and research technical accounting issues and risks

  • Participate in various company-wide initiatives, such as system implementations and reviews of policies and procedures

  • Lead aspects of special projects and departmental initiatives

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :

  • 7+ years of progressive auditing and accounting experience, including 2+ years of leadership experience in auditing/accounting

  • Possesses executive presence, excellent communication skills both oral and written (must be able to tailor their communication style as the candidate will interface with employees of all levels) and instill purpose and confidence

  • Exceptional leader and effective manager who possesses a strong work ethic and takes ownership of their projects and workflow, leads by example, and mentors a team to meet high profile and dynamic objectives

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Superior knowledge in technical accounting, internal controls and control environments

  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Strong relationship building skills and a highly professional “client service orientation”

  • Excellent team player, who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Willingness to travel up to 25-40% (domestic and international) upon business travel resumption

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of financial auditing experience at a top accounting firm or the internal audit function of a reputable public company

  • Integrated financial/IT auditing experience

  • Professional experience within the Hospitality, Media and Entertainment industry

  • Ability to position oneself as a strategic partner to assist audit stakeholders in meeting company objectives

  • General understanding of database-driven financial reporting, accounting systems (SAP preferred) and their associated controls and control environment

  • Experience with Tableau or other data analytics tools

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • CPA or equivalent required

Preferred Education :

  • Master's degree

  • Dual degree Accounting and Computer Information Systems

  • CIA, CISA or CISSP strongly desired (or in process)

Job ID: 959103BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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