The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Systems Analyst in Glendale, 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.

At Disney Financial Systems, you’ll team with the best in the business to create and build in one of the most innovative teams in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of The Walt Disney Company, the forward-thinkers at Financial Systems constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help The Walt Disney Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Responsibilities :

The Senior Financial Systems Analyst (SFSA) Planning & Reporting, will support the Business Intelligence Planning & Reporting for Enterprise Reporting (Corporate), Studio, Consumer Products & Interactive (DCPI), ABC TV (DATG), ESPN and our enterprise financial systems (e.g. SAP, Business Warehouse, Business Objects, Cognos/TM1). They will build financial analysis and reporting tools through the implementation of business intelligence solutions. They will design, build and support the analysis and reporting process improvements, system enhancements, and transaction automation tools to meet the segment/client needs. They will also participate in sustainment support activity for planning applications. The SFSA will provide daily support to end user community, identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop training/communication materials.

Strategic Focus: He/she will serve as a strategic business planning partner working with business process owners, business units and IT to formulate options to address specific reporting and analysis issues/requirements. The SFSA’s key focus will be to support the reporting and transaction automation strategy and solutions for the Corporate, DATG, ESPN, DCPI and Studio segments.

Report Automation/Process Realignment/User Support: Provides support to finance planning and accounting system users and develops/delivers localized segment training as needed. Works with segment partners to understand and support their transaction processing, reporting process, and data needs. Gathers requirements, conducts testing, and leads change management and training activities. Provides technical support for SAP BW custom queries and develops complex Excel workbooks utilizing VBA for the Corporate, DATG, ESPN, DCPI and Studio segments.

Experience: The ideal candidate should possess experience in large organziations utilizing SAP, Excel with VBA and financial reporting (Cognos/TM1, Business Warehouse and Business Objects). This individual should be able to develop and deliver well laid out presentations, and tailor communication to fit varied audiences.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in query and report development, conducting process reviews and be familiar with current business analytics and finance process best practices and be able to work with various entities to streamline existing processes.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large SAP installation with familiarity in software development

  • Minimum of 2 years working with SAP or other ERP systems

  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization

  • Experience managing small to mid-sized projects

  • Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and enhancements

  • Highly proficient in MS Excel with VBA and macro custom development

  • Proven ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions

  • Proven “team player” who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • High energy level; strong work ethic

  • Self-driven, independent thinker

  • Results-oriented, able to anticipate change and respond to client priorities with agility

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices

  • Established expertise in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems

  • Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid ability to deliver on baseline client service obligations

  • Experience leading and championing change on projects of moderate scope and budget, involving localized teams whose success is dependent upon the management of potential risk factors, impacting a specific line of business

  • Experience working within a team of high performing financial professionals with focus on solving complex technical issues to achieve specified results within service level agreement (SLA) parameters, while providing a positive experience for customers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and confidently project a professional image that fosters relationship building and collaboration.

  • Ability to work independently on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in using SAP or another ERP system

  • Experience with planning application Cognos TM1, Hyperion Essbase, or other industry planning platforms

  • Experience in using Business Objects, Cognos Analytics, or PowerBI reporting tools

  • Experience developing end user training

  • Experience implementing financial processes and systems

  • Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Manager, Rational Team Concert, ALM)

Required Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

Preferred Education :

  • Graduate Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Information Systems or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA and MIS)

  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent

  • PMP or other professional project management certification

  • Six Sigma certification

  • SAP BW Query Certified

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 525775BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)