The Walt Disney Company Financial Analyst in Glendale, California

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world – a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences – and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. “It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services, and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

The position will be responsible for maintaining financial reports, monitoring and controlling costs and budgets, tracking commitments both internal as well as 3rd party consultants and contractors, preparing budgets and performing financial sensitivity analysis where appropriate, 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 internal customers to understand their core businesses.

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 long range plan.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop and coordinate key financial processes (Annual Operating Plan and Forecasts, long range plan)

  • Responsible for analyzing actual financial results and/or prospective new business proposals

  • 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, project cash flow forecasts, and perform ad hoc analyses

Basic Qualifications :

  • Demonstrated ability to develop DCF analyses

  • Strong problem solving, decision making and analytical skills

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

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • 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

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment with spreadsheets, databases and presentation software

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work in a flexible team environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously and multiple functional disciplines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to start immediately

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

  • SAP experience

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

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

Job ID: 549355BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts