The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst (PH) in Glendale, California

Provide leadership and analytic expertise to a project delivery team. Maintain accurate financial information and develop financial models for use in financial and trend analyses. Have comprehensive understanding of the business with ability to effectively communicate financial issues and present business results, identify opportunities, and evaluate and recommend optimal solutions to issues. Must work collaboratively with colleagues, partners and third parties, as well as, exert influence to deliver results. Possess solid understanding of finance principles and practices and ensure that effective controls are in place to comply with all Company financial policies and guidelines

Responsibilities : Core:

  • Maintain accurate financial information and develop basic financial models for performance and trend analysis

  • Identify financial issues and present analyses in a format that clearly communicates results for management evaluation

  • Understand accounting impacts to areas of responsibility that could affect financial performance

  • Interface and build rapport with project /department team members, management, and internal/external customers

  • Ensure compliance with Company financial policies

  • Analyze complex journal entries which can have a significant impact

  • Develop alternatives/proposals for process improvements

  • May provide direction/supervision to Associate Analysts and/or Financial Associates

  • Adherence to personnel policies and all Company handbooks


  • Project Controller for one or more projects

  • Work with the project team to establish budgets and costing strategies

  • Setup and maintenance of WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

  • Approve project commitments and audit project activity

  • Work with project team to maintain EFC’s (estimated final costs)

  • Ownership of budgets and EFC’s for staffing plans, general requirements, capitalized interest, and sales/use tax

  • Oversee the invoice payment process

  • Provide regular reporting and analysis management (e.g. cash flow analysis and forecasting, completion cost reporting, AOP)

Basic Qualifications :

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing computer applications and must have a conceptual understanding of integrated financial systems

  • 3 to 4 years’ experience in a financial related field

  • Possess an understanding of financial controls (e.g., budgeting, forecasting)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business acumen and GAAP

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment with spreadsheets, databases and presentation software

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop pro formas, NPV and IRR analyses

  • Able to create and effectively present complex financial analyses

  • Ability to work independently

  • Able to work in a flexible team environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously and multiple functional disciplines

  • Ability to delegate specific tasks to junior finance and support staff

  • Drive for Results

  • Relator/Relationship

  • Professionalism/Ethics

  • Responsibility/Credibility

  • Technical/Mastery

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Demonstrated analytical use of a GL software (i.e. SAP, Oracle)

  • Project/construction accounting experience

  • Theme park/attractions construction experience

Required Education :

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other business or quantitative equivalent

Preferred Education :

  • MBA degree or CPA

Job ID: 605160BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products