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The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, California

Job Summary:

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts to apps, books, console games and much more. The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, leading retail and e-commerce businesses – Disney store and shopDisney.com – as well as renowned artists, storytellers and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning Learning and Storytelling content for Disney, Marvel, Lucas and own-created brands, which fuels both DPEP and TWDC. It is considered the largest children’s publishing brand in the world.

We are seeking a motivated Senior Financial Analyst to be an integral part of the global FP&A function of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Support planning across key business cycles: Annual Operating Plan, Long-Term Strategic Plan, Monthly Forecasts and Quarter Close, including the preparation of presentations to Publishing and DPEP Executive teams

  • Support all aspects of the P&L, including revenues, costs and managed operating income

  • Maintain and streamline current financial reports, and develop new tools to provide business insights and enable decision support for both Finance and Operations

  • Perform ad-hoc benchmark reporting and deep dive analysis to support business growth strategies

  • Utilization of multiple systems and tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Invision, Cognos and SAP, as well as partnering across functions and disciplines

  • A key liaison in ensuring the financial deliverables to Disney Publishing Global teams and business partners are accurate and timely

  • Drive efficiency through process improvements, including constant update, revision and creation of financial models and templates

  • Build key relationships across lines of business to coordinate best practice sharing

  • Report directly to a Finance Manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of Financial, Planning & Analysis work experience

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deliverable timeline

  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow drivers

  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and prioritize work with tight deadlines

  • Able to work autonomously, take directions and inputs from partners locally and remotely

  • Willingness to take on initiatives and learn new systems and applications

  • Proficiency in MS applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint; prior experience with COGNOS and SAP preferred

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field

Job ID: 763902BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts

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