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Senior Financial Analyst

Job ID 456189BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Category Finance and Accounting Date posted 05/19/2017
“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

This Senior 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, with a focus on Attractions and Entertainment. 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.


This position will work under the direction of more senior staff with responsibilities including (but not limited to):
  • 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

(These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered)
  • 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

  • MBA, CPA or equivalent
  • 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

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.

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