The Walt Disney Company Accountant in London, United Kingdom

We are seeking an Accountant to join our EMEA Shared Accounting function on a permanent basis.

The role is a key position within the Shared Service Centre (SSC) team, responsible for accounting and reporting of the Licensing/Publishing business activities.

The Accountant is responsible for the quarterly accounting & reporting of the P&L, balance sheets and other financial reports

The role will involve partnering with local Finance and Compliance teams, to ensure timely & accurate reporting, while in compliance with US GAAP

Supporting process improvement project work is an integral part of this role.

Responsibilities : Duties will include:

  • Timely & accurate quarter-end accounting & reporting to a given check-list

  • Completing quarterly BS flux and P&L variance analysis for SSC management & local Finance teams

  • Acting as the main contact point for the Publishing Finance team and assist with the Licensing processes

  • Delivering quarterly reporting schedules to SSC Management and/or Finance teams

  • Cash flows

  • FOH reconciliations

  • Detailed LOB Revenue & Cost analytics

  • MMF/CMF expense analysis

  • Q Schedules

  • Bad Debt Reserves

  • Daily review, preparation & posting of journals, allocations, determine & post recodes, raise AR invoices to customer & other Intercompany

  • Completing balance sheet reconciliations for review & compliance purposes

  • Supporting the SSC management and wider finance teams on project work

  • Preparation of various business reports on a timely basis providing accurate commentary and follow up on variances where required

  • Constant identification and drive areas of improvement within current processes with the aim of maintaining the current high standard of service provided in a more efficient manner

  • Ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and Disney Minimum Control Standards

Basic Qualifications :

Suitable candidates will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Strong educational qualifications with an Accounting background essential

  • Strong excel skills

  • Studying CIMA/ACCA preferred

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment where priorities must be continually re-evaluated and adapted as possible.

  • Able to manage to tight deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships across all levels of the organization

Additional Information :

Right to Work

Please note that all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in the UK.

Job ID: 564537BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney International