The Walt Disney Company Financial Systems Manager in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
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, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
The Financial Systems Manager will implement and enable the overall website development and reporting strategy for DPEP and Corporate Tax Finance. They will provide input and influencing for the technology and development needs of DPEP and Corporate Tax Finance reporting websites globally and the overall Financial Systems community in the key areas of website development, reporting, end user support, training, and process efficiency. The Manager’s key focus will be to enable the value added website strategy that is developed for DPEP and Corporate Tax. This person must be able to partner and develop strong lasting relationships with Enterprise and Segment-level clients to develop and execute a broad range of website reporting initiatives, automation projects and process improvement efforts.
The ideal candidate should have strong web development and database knowledge (e.g. MSSQL and/or SAP HANA) and experience with reporting system implementations at a Corporate or Segment level. This candidate should also be familiar with current business analytics and technology infrastructure best practices and be able to partner with a variety of organizations to support and improve existing business processes.
Drives long term reporting strategy for Financial Systems and related processes
Implements strategic reporting plans participating in the selection of methods, tools, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Serves as a strategic business planning partner working with business units (within each Segment and across the Enterprise) and IT to formulate enhancement options to address specific functional issues / requirements
Develops Strategy for obtaining/Analyzing metrics to identify trends, process/system opportunities and recommends corrective action
Recommends and implements process improvement/reengineering initiatives
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of business specific objectives
Leads the design, resource management, implementation of projects and process improvements for the Parks and Resorts Segment
Effectively communicates with management, stakeholders, subject matter experts and project team members.
Assists in developing project infrastructure for team (i.e. templates, project management methodology and execution)
Develops project plans with specific goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans and allotment of resources for each phase of the project.
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule
Identify and address change impacts in the training and communication plans
Manages a generally homogeneous team; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges
Works with team to lead in resolution of day-to-day technical/procedural challenges.
Impacts the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives
Guided by policies, resource requirements, budgets and the business plan
Promotes teamwork both internally and externally
Manages team resources and ensure they are utilized appropriately
Proactively recruits, retains and develops a diverse range of talented people
Provides challenging work assignments and development opportunities
Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods and staffing.
Ability to positively confront issues and resolve conflict with sound judgment
Leads the development and execution of communication plans outlining goals, key audiences/ stakeholders, objectives, recommended channels, and metrics for success and timelines.
Deliver consistent, timely and relevant internal communications and trainings to client base
Collaborates and solves problems – works with others to resolve significant issues, clarify or interpret complex information, provide initial screening/negotiations.
Communicates with finance managers at the same or higher levels on matters of considerable complexity
Concisely develops and delivers key information; ability to develop well laid out presentations
Conveys relevant information in a timely and concise manner
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum of 2 years working with a business analytics reporting or planning tool (e.g., BusinessObjects, Cognos, SAS, etc.)
Minimum of 2 years in application development
Minimum of 2 years in database administration
Minimum of 2 years managing a BI installation
Minimum 3 years (preferred) of staff management experience
Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization
Experience using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) including: server management: setup, configure, maintain and administer connections, credentials, subscriptions, report models and reports
Knowledge of MicroSoft SQL Server databases: ETL and data architect skills as well as advanced table, View, and Stored Procedure creation and optimization.
Proficiency in the BusinessObjects suite of reporting tools, including but not limited to Webi, Analysis, Dashboards, and Lumira
Experience with standard web development tools utilized in the creation for websites and web enabled dashboards
Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to employ various styles, as necessary
Experience leading groups with no reporting relationship to them
Ability to lead the development of training for end users and technical teams
Comfort leading meetings and training sessions
Ability to understand and adapt to different audiences and clients, while anticipating their business needs
Demonstrated ability to build credibility with internal clients and to navigate organizational structures
Passion for and knowledge of new emerging technologies to deliver best practice business solutions
Demonstrated strong business acumen
Excellent organization, communication and time management skills; ability to work in a dynamic, matrix environment
Proven ability to collaborate and establish relationships with employees and teams, at all levels of an organization
Strong analytical skills and the ability to grasp complex data models
Demonstrated ability to build credibility with internal clients and to navigate organizational structures.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
PMP or other professional project management certification
Six Sigma certification
Experience in using SAP or another ERP
Experience in using Business Objects, Cognos and/or other reporting tools
Experience implementing financial processes and systems
Understanding of statistics and probability
Experience working with and presenting to senior levels of management
Demonstrated experience managing process efficiency projects
Experience leading and championing change for projects
Experience working on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
Required Education :
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration,
Business, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or a related field
Preferred Education :
Business, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or a related field (e.g., MBA, MIS)
Job ID: 702314BR
Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida
Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)