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The Walt Disney Company Manager, Financial Accounting in Bristol, Connecticut

Job Summary:

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.

We are looking for an experienced Manager interested in making an impact with a growing technology business with the Walt Disney Company. We are seeking an individual energized by new challenges and the culture of a new business where you are creating the foundation for the future. This person should be a self-starter, creative problem solver, excellent communicator and willing to build relationships across business units. This individual will support Disney Streaming Services, a business that delivers on Disney’s direct to consumer business strategy, including ESPN+ and Disney +.

Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for planning, coordinating and executing SOX Compliance efforts and other special projects.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for risk assessment, control design, and financial frameworks.

  • Assist in providing guidance related to the SOX compliance program requirements, identification of key controls, proactively monitor/evaluate current controls and issues.

  • Responsible for continually evaluating and recommending operational and process improvements to our financial compliance processes, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the businesses key control structure.

  • Monitor business changes/trends and recommend innovative solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the control structure to business partners and auditors.

  • Review deficiencies for the business and collaborate with business partners and auditors on practical solutions for remediation.

  • Lead the coordination with the internal and external auditors.

  • Build strong relationships with business partners to provide value-added consultation to influence and strengthen operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and reduce risks related to material misstatements for the business.

  • Drive strategic thinking and decision making to ensure the business is proactively addressing and anticipating risks, including promoting appropriate risk management, awareness, and mitigation.

  • Demonstrate a willingness, to be a part of initiatives outside of SOX Compliance (while considering independent functions/requirements) to become a trusted advisor and strategic leader for the business.

  • Assist with other areas of DSS Controllership as required.

  • This role will be responsible for managing the Disney Streaming Services Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 Compliance program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience preferred with a minimum of four years of accounting experience (including public accounting, preferably within a Big 4 firm)

  • Strong ability to understand, assess and prioritize risks across the components of the control environment.

  • Solid communication skills, including a proven ability to articulate to others outside of Controllership, complex risks, their impact, and the required action plans to address those risks.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of management. Established record of developing strong relationships and providing quality client service.

  • Self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • High-energy level and a strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Entertainment Industry Experience

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Education

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred

Job ID: 771606BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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