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The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in Glendale, California

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Reporting team is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s 10K/10Q filing process and other SEC and non-SEC financial statement deliverables for various reporting requirements. This team also prepares analyses for internal reporting requirements, including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow analyses for the Company’s two distinct business segments (Media, Entertainment & Distribution and Parks, Experiences & Products). In responding to executives, analysts or press inquiries concerning the Company, there is significant interaction between Enterprise Reporting and several key corporate departments, including Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, and the office of the CFO. This position offers multiple opportunities to showcase analytical skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in completion of the Enterprise Cash Flow consolidation process

  • Prepare detailed support for the quarterly Enterprise GAAP Cash Flow statement

  • Assist in preparation of the quarterly Cash Flow Deck and related analysis for submission to senior management (the Cash Flow Deck is an internal report of segment cash flow results with detailed analysis)

  • Actively engage in the identification of potential cash flow adjustments and resolution of issues/problems related to Enterprise Cash Flow with business partners

  • Actively participate in Enterprise Cash Flow meetings, including

  • System enhancements with Disney Financial Systems team

  • Post close after action review meetings

  • Assist in the preparation of external reporting including quarterly earnings releases, Form 10-Qs, and Form 10-Ks

  • Assist in the preparation of the cash flow Annual Operating Plan

  • Assist in the preparation of internal reporting, senior management reports and specialized reporting on an ad-hoc basis;

  • Prepare consolidated balance sheet analyses on certain accounts

  • Lead/execute various ad hoc analyses

  • Coordination and interaction with segment teams and executives in Controllership and Investor Relations, including preparing deliverables, ad hoc questions and analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two to five years in accounting, auditing or finance positions of increasing responsibility (including public accounting)

  • Strong knowledge of general accounting and close process

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Must have a passion for accuracy and a desire to understand the “why”

  • Must be detail oriented while being able to think big picture

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

  • Must be able to interact with all levels of management

  • Must be an excellent team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Excellent communicator in both oral and written settings

  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking abilities

  • High energy level, strong work ethic, self-starter, independent thinker

  • Results-oriented and decisive

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices

  • Ability to meet tight/competing reporting deadlines

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity

  • Professional demeanor, focused, articulate

  • Flexibility in hours as required for deliverable deadlines

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel proficiency using pivot tables, Match Index, H-&V-lookups, etc., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Strong accounting and control knowledge required, specifically with respect to financial reporting and systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferably with a large multi-national company or Big 4 accounting firm

  • Experience with SEC filings, entertainment industry experience, SAP and consolidations systems experience, GAAP Statement of Cash Flow experience

  • CPA

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Job ID: 771897BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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