The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst (PH) in Burbank, California

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

Reporting to a Manager, this position will play a vital role in financial planning, including creating

and analyzing reports aimed at providing key stakeholders with the tools necessary to support

decision making and various aspects of investment evaluation. This role will also play a key role

in reviewing and analyzing outbound costs charges/allocations.

Responsibilities : Financial Budgeting and Reporting

  • Working with the Technology team to develop the budget and forecasts

  • Preparation of various monthly/quarterly/annual reports used in the analysis of financial results

  • Loading of project forecast into TM1, as well as reconciliation to SAP

  • Creation of ad-hoc financial models/reports in Excel and/or Café

  • Management of depreciation forecast across all Technology capital items

  • First-line TM1 and SAP support for Studio Technology users

  • Compilation and review of internal and external headcount and labor reconciliation

  • Cost management and communication of Technology-related charges for other Studio

  • businesses, including inbound/outbound allocations

  • Identification of opportunities to optimize budgeting and planning tools (SAP, Cognos, Excel)

  • Ongoing identification of cost savings opportunities

  • Other ad-hoc projects, as necessary

Technology Investment/Project Financial Management

  • Preparation of reports to assist technology partners in project management (i.e., project time tracking)

  • Collection of periodic project statuses

  • Assist in the creation of Project Authorization Requests (PARs) and Financial Pro Formas

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion

  • Advanced Excel skills; macros and spreadsheet experience; advanced Excel modeling skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts, solve problems, and implement solutions

  • Embraces teamwork; shares ideas / methods to improve performance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • SAP and Cognos experience a plus

Required Education :

  • Education – B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)

Preferred Education :

  • Education – B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)

  • Professional Certifications: CPA and/or MBA a plus

Job ID: 575110BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment