The Walt Disney Company PH-Financial Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

This Financial Analyst role will be part of the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Florida Finance team which supports all Florida based projects within the WDI organization including Resorts, Theme Parks, Disney Springs, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Real Estate.

This position requires being a key business thought partner and an integral part of the WDI Florida organization by providing sound financial reporting and analysis and decision support for multiple projects. Key elements of this role include: 1) Ensuring that financial control processes are in place to guarantee compliance of company policies, 2) Proactively identifying issues and offering solution-oriented recommendations, 3) Communicating clear and concise thoughts and information to partners and leaders in a persuasive and timely manner, 4) Building strong working relationships with internal and external business partners to develop a deep understanding of the business, 5) Actively engaging with the overall finance team by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, sharing best practices, and engaging in team building and business learning opportunities.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop, maintain and analyze accurate financial reports (e.g., cash flow analysis, forecasting, annual operating plan)

  • Audit, monitor and control project costs and budgets

  • Prepare budgets and perform ad hoc financial analysis

  • Develop basic financial models for performance and trend analysis

  • Understand the financial and accounting impacts of business decisions to assigned projects

  • Track commitments for internal and 3rd party consultants and contractors

  • Identify, complete and analyze journal entries

  • Establish and maintain the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) within SAP and Project Management Control System (PMCS)

  • Review authorizations for contract (AFCs) and 3rd party invoices

  • Identify financial issues and present analyses in a format that clearly communicates results

  • Work closely with diverse partners across the WDI and Segment Finance organizations

Basic Qualifications :

  • Demonstrated understanding of Finance and Accounting skills (e.g., P&L, Balance Sheet, GAAP)

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence partners and key business decisions

  • Demonstrated strong computer skills with knowledge of financial systems and software (SAP, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work proactively, independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new skills and techniques

  • Ability to manage competing priorities within tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Commitment to continuous personal development and process improvement

  • Prior entertainment, construction, real estate, or manufacturing industry experience

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent

Preferred Education :

  • MBA, CPA or equivalent

Additional Information :

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Job ID: 547639BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts