The Walt Disney Company Finance Intern, Walt Disney Imagineering – Summer 2018 in Glendale, California

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Who we are…

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, cruise ships, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Imagineering is headquartered in Glendale, California, with affiliated offices and facilities at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; as well as satellite branches at every Disney theme park location around the world.

Responsibilities : The intern will be responsible for maintaining financial reports, monitoring and controlling costs and budgets, tracking commitments both internal and 3rd party consultants and contractors, preparing budgets and performing financial sensitivity analysis where appropriate. The intern will assist in the development and monitoring of key internal controls, and develop working relationships with internal customers and understand their core business.

Make an impact by…


  • Maintaining accurate financial information and developing basic financial models for performance and trend analysis

  • Identifying financial issues and presenting analyses in a format that clearly communicates results for management evaluation

  • Understanding accounting impacts to areas of responsibility that could affect financial performance

  • Interfacing and building rapport with project /department team members, management, and internal/external customers

  • Ensuring compliance with Company financial policies

  • Analyzing complex journal entries which can have a significant impact

  • Developing alternatives/proposals for process improvements


  • Working with the project team to establish budgets and costing strategies

  • Setting up and maintaining WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

  • Approving project commitments and auditing project activity

  • Working with project team to maintain EFC’s (estimated final costs)

  • Overseeing the invoice payment process

  • Providing regular reporting and analysis management (e.g. cash flow analysis and forecasting, completion cost reporting, AOP)

Basic Qualifications :

What we’re looking for…

  • Ability to work in a flexible team environment including functional groups outside of the department

  • Organized individual with initiative willing to take a creative approach and work on assigned projects independently

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with creative thinking and fast turnaround production

  • Ability to develop and interpret financial models

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work with deadlines

  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing computer applications and must have a conceptual understanding of integrated financial systems

Preferred Qualifications :

Also a plus…

  • SAP experience

Required Education :

  • Working toward or recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other business/quantitative equivalent

  • Minimum GPA of 3.4

  • Rising seniors or recent grads preferred

Additional Information :

Program Eligibility

  • 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

  • Must provide full time work availability for 12 weeks from May/June through August/September

  • Must provide own transportation to/from work. Positions is located in Glendale, CA.

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.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: 493439BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts