The Walt Disney Company Financial Analyst in Glendale, California

The Financial Analyst role will be part of the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Finance team which supports the ideation, design, production, and construction of projects within the WDI organization through the development of critical planning processes, such as the Annual Operating Plan and labor resource plans.

The position will be responsible for supporting all WDI forecasting & planning (F&P) activities, including consolidating of studio financials (actuals, forecasts & AOP), creating variance analyses, assisting with leadership and execution of company resource planning, preparing budgets and financial reporting, monitoring and controlling costs and budgets, help in leading the development and testing of F&P systems, ensuring key internal control processes are being adhered to, information is accurate and communicated to leaders on a timely basis, and developing working relationships with multiple internal customers to understand their core businesses.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop, coordinate, and consolidate key financial processes (Annual Operating Plan and Forecasts, labor resource planning)

  • Responsible for analyzing actual financial results and providing summary variance analyses to finance and company leadership

  • Prepare and maintain detailed financial reports using a variety of systems and applications

  • Build financial models and other spreadsheet tools to analyze key performance indicators, develop budgets & forecasts, analyze cost trends, and perform ad hoc analyses

  • Assist development, testing, implementation, and support of financial planning systems and associated reporting tools

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong problem solving, decision making and analytical skills

  • Preference for understanding of and work with software, database systems, and analytical tools such as SAP, Excel, Longview, and general business intelligence applications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously and with multiple disciplines

  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem solving abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of how accounting entries affect income statement, balance sheet, and other financial reports

  • Possesses an understanding of financial controls (e.g., budgeting, forecasting)

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Understands work prioritization and can react accordingly

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment (e.g., spreadsheets, databases and presentation software)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work in a flexible team environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to start immediately

  • 1 – 2 years of experience in finance, accounting or related field

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Prior Walt Disney Company, entertainment, attractions, construction, real estate, or manufacturing industry experience is a plus

Required Education :

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other business or quantitative equivalent

Job ID: 547966BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts