The Walt Disney Company Senior Financial Analyst in United States

The role is accountable for managing and driving improvements in financial processes, controls, systems and reporting necessary to support the financial planning, operations, analysis and business insights for the Disney Consumer Products Licensing business in China.

We are looking for an individual with an innate curiosity, high sense of ownership, able to quickly adapt to change and challenges, team player with sound business judgment.


Responsibilities : Financial Operations

  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly forecast, annual budget and five-year strategic planning

  • Build and manage forecast models, analytics tools, and templates for licensing business.

  • Manage and deliver financial forecast submissions through to multiple enterprise planning systems

  • Manage quarterly accruals process and help deliver forecast/close variance explanations and submission templates

  • Help with the preparation of management presentations as and when required, i.e. budgets, forecasts, business updates

Financial Systems & Controls

  • Drive and manage planning/reporting system improvements, partnering with IT to upgrade and enhance existing tools as well as create and deploy new productivity solutions

  • Manage all financial data hierarchies and attributions ensuring systems are aligned and reporting is accurate

  • Create new tools, resources and processes to drive business process efficiencies, consistency and accuracy

Financial Reporting and Business Insights

  • Prepare all monthly and quarterly reports & schedules required for submission to Regional and Global Finance, coordinating with SAS (Shared Accounting Service).

  • Closely monitor quarter end and year end closing deliverables, ensuring timely preparation and accurate submission of templates

  • Ensure reporting is timely, accurate and suitably tailored to the audience/stakeholders

  • Manage and drive improvements in all on-going financial and management reporting

  • Work with Finance Managers, Director, Finance, and category team to develop appropriate models for assessing new business opportunities and establishing performance measures for functional organizations and category team.

  • Analyse performance (tracking revenue & expenses regularly) and provide variance explanations and recommendations for operations.

  • Support cost savings initiatives and track and report projected/actual savings

  • Help to create, distribute and consolidate ad hoc local market submissions

Basic Qualifications :

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred a plus

  • Experience working with financial IT systems

  • Experience working with SAP/BW and Cognos Reporting a plus

  • Financial modelling and analysis

  • Process improvement implementation

  • Financial reporting

  • Project management

  • Template creation and consolidation

  • Application of financial and accounting principles

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent qualification or experience

Job ID: 564712BR

Location: ,China (Mainland)

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney International