The Walt Disney Company Financial Systems Manager (Project Hire) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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.

Responsibilities :

The Financial Systems Manager -Project Hire will provide leadership in support of a project with new Front of the House applications, including detail requirements, review financial controls, SAP account coding and reconciliations, reporting needs testing, issues resolution, and partnership with internal clients to develop and execute best-practices for WDW and the TP&R segment. The role also includes review and support of integration with the standard payment platform processes and an opportunity to identify efficiencies within and across processes. This role is in the Financial Systems Enterprise organization and will require accounting background to understand the financial impacts from requested changes and issue resolution. From finance perspective, the goal is to ensure financial transaction integrity and related controls while also partnering closely with operations and stakeholders across the Enterprise to achieve best practice solutions and efficiencies.

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience with the financial processes associated with the Front of the House and supporting systems (e.g.,POS , Ticketing, etc.) and with projects at the Segment or Business Unit level. This candidate should be familiar with current best practices and new technological trends to enhance the effectiveness of the transaction processing, reconciliation, reporting and revenue recognition.

This person will report to the Senior Manager, Financial Systems OTC

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 7- 10 years of demonstrated high-level professional knowledge and skills in finance and/or supply chain systems and processes.

  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years leading change management efforts at the Enterprise, Segment and Business Unit levels of the organization

  • Minimum 3 years (preferred) of staff management experience

  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization

  • Passion for and knowledge of emerging technologies to deliver best practice solutions ensuring financial systems integrity and controls

  • Expert knowledge/experience in Financial Systems and/or Systems area for business and technical audiences

  • Experience leading and championing change for large projects that encompass front of house and back of house finance/accounting and integration to SAP ensuring financial integrity

  • Demonstrate multi-tasking and project management skills to manage workload from logistics to strategic efforts, while adhering to deadlines and high quality.

  • Experienced in using the Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to employ various styles, formats and voices clearly, consistently and creatively.

  • Ability to develop a logical and persuasive approach and outline for a “deck”, knowing how to vary format, structure, and content to suit various audiences

  • Ability to understand and adapt to different audiences and clients, their needs and potential reactions to communications and ideas.

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility with internal clients and to navigate organizational structures.

  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends

  • Ability to maintain an objective financial perspective and understand the broader implications to the company

  • Ability to discriminate between symptoms and root causes

  • Applies understanding of the industry and how own area contributes to the achievement of objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility with internal clients and to navigate organizational structures.

  • Demonstrated self-starter, able to prepare project plans with minimal input.

  • Proven ability to collaborates and establish relationships with employees and teams, at all levels of an organization.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in using SAP or another ERP

  • Experience in using Business Objects or other reporting tools

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong business acumen

  • 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 Business, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or a related field

Preferred Education :

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

  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent

  • PMP or other professional project management certification

  • Six Sigma certification

Job ID: 547340BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)