The Walt Disney Company Financial Accounting & Reporting - Global TV Distribution, Corp-Summer in Burbank, California

Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you’ve learned in the classroom through real-world hands-on work experience. Now imagine yourself in a Professional Internship with Disney Corporate. When your extraordinary talents, our renowned legacy and the promise of an even brighter future unite, just imagine the stories you could be part of!

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

Global TV Distribution is the television and new media distribution divisions of The Walt Disney Company. This groups license more than 30,000 hours of programming to over 1,300 broadcasters across 240 territories worldwide. The portfolio includes motion pictures from Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and TV movies, live actions series from ABC Studios as well as Disney-branded live action and animated children’s programs. A unique opportunity exists to support these dynamic businesses as an Undergraduate Associate – Accounting & Reporting and reports directly to the Financial Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities : A Day in the Life…

  • Monthly/Quarterly analysis and reconciliation for various balance sheet and P&L accounts

  • Prepare journal entries to account for monthly transactions

  • Compile supporting documents for audits and tax inquiries

  • Run revenue preview reports in contract licensing system as needed

  • Run various Cognos reports to assist foreign offices with account inquiries

  • Process and manage vendor payment requests

  • Become a proficient user of SAP, front of the house licensing system and Cognos reporting tool

  • Identify opportunities to re-engineer and improve financial processes

  • Assist with special projects

Basic Qualifications :

What we are looking for…

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Highly motivated individual who is ready to learn the business

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with Senior Management and staff

  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

  • Proficiency in Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Excellent communication and organization skills required, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel required

  • Experience with SAP or other Tier-One ERP in multiple legal entities desired

  • Experience with international markets and foreign exchange a plus

  • COGNOS reporting experience a plus

  • Must be able to work 32 to 40 hours per week

Required Education :

  • Currently pursuing (or recently graduated with) a degree in accounting, finance or other business related field

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher

Preferred Education :

  • Currently pursuing (or recently graduated) with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field

  • Undergraduate Junior or Senior

  • Relevant Business or Accounting coursework

  • A grade of an A or a B in Intermediate Accounting

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past six (6) months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

  • Program Dates: Interns must be fully available from May/June through August 2018 .

  • Required Materials: Resume and transcripts must be uploaded at time of online application.

  • Housing: Interns must provide their own housing for the duration of their internship program.

  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.

  • All Interns should graduate within one year of the internship experience

  • All Interns should be pursuing or strongly considering a targeted talent development program upon graduation

  • All interns will be considered at the end of the summer for possible offers for the post-graduate (AFRP) program

This position is with Disney Fin Srvces, LLC, an equal opportunity employer

Job ID: 495615BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)