The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Accounting Analyst in Burbank, California

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 Enterprise Financial Services Programming Center of Excellence supports all of The Walt Disney Company’s broadcast and cable businesses. This department has the responsibility to account for the programming costs for over 100 channels across the Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) which includes ABC, Freeform, and Disney Channels Worldwide. Specifically, this role will focus on the 100+ international channels and will partner with Finance and Accounting teams across the world to manage their commitments and payments to suppliers as well as the amortization of expenses for thousands of titles a year.

The purpose of this job is to process the costs related to some of the 100+ Disney Channels that TWDC operates around the world. Disney Channels license the rights of thousands of Films and TV shows and this role will be supporting the end to end accounting life cycle for the costs of these licenses. The key objectives this job needs to deliver include compliance with accounting standards for programming expense recognition, timely payment to suppliers, advanced analytics to identify P&L variances for programming expenses, and insights into the programming assets/liabilities and commitments. A new third party system (MediaMorph) is being implemented to manage and support the team’s daily processes.

Responsibilities :

  • Program Amortization – oversight of the amortization for all of Disney Channel International’s acquired programming rights through MediaMorph system or offline that will require close collaboration with Finance teams in 15 foreign offices to ensure consistent use of policy and procedures, sufficient approval and supporting, and accurate coding and payment information

  • Program payments – ensure that payments are made efficiently and on a timely basis for all of the shows licensed by the US legal entity BVI Inc. This requires interpretation of license agreements and communication with foreign offices

  • Quarter close reporting and analysis – responsible for specific deliverables including P&L variance analysis, balance sheet account analysis, cash flow support and Tax related deliverables

  • Miscellaneous and ad-hoc journal entries and Balance Sheet reconciliations

Basic Qualifications :

  • 2-3 years of accounting experience

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Customer-service oriented

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently

  • Ability to manage competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Knowledge of SAP general ledger and projects functionality

  • Strong interest in TV business

  • Familiarity with Foreign Exchange Rate processes

  • CPA

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or related field

Job ID: 588289BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)