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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

Disney. - Bristol, CT

Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

The Walt Disney Company



Job #661551819

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.

The Production Financial Services (PFS) Senior Financial Accounting Analyst position is within the Disney Enterprise Financial Services team supporting ESPN. In this position, you will provide real-time financial analysis and decision support services to production and remote operations clients. You will also complete budget forecasting, accounting and production tracking for Remote sporting events and Studio shows. And you’ll calculate and record monthly accruals and provide strategic operational support.

Responsibilities :

Conduct special and ongoing analyses of such activities as budgeting, forecasting, program cost tracking, and cost trending for assigned tasks, events and/or sports.

Create the rationale and conduct analyses that support strategic decisions and proactive planning for events and/or sports.

Research and prepare cost estimates for program acquisitions or new shows.

Extend analysis to support decisions and define impact of various actions.

Research and identify industry trends related to the costs associated with assigned areas of responsibility.

Make recommendations on opportunities to operate efficiently and provide cost impact of alternative scenarios.

Record closing journal entries, variance summaries, account reconciliations and applicable financial reporting.

Prepare or participate in the compliance of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and initiatives.

Maintain and perform financial analysis of data reported and created in SAP and NCS.

Prepare annual tax reporting schedules, if requested.

Assist in special projects as needed based on reporting needs.

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum of 3-5 years of applicable experience in a related subject matter field. Public accounting experience a plus.

Knowledge of accounting and finance principles

Financial modeling

Strong analytical skills required along with the ability to properly communicate analysis to various organizations levels

Strong client service skills

Ability to prepare and present information to support decision making

Excellent organization and communication skills

Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and a willingness to embrace and adapt to an ever-changing environment and work situation

Must have exceptional Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills and be proficient in Word

Preferred Qualifications :

CPA preferred

SAP experience a plus

Required Education :

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Education :

Master’s Degree in Accounting or MBA preferred

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Job Posting Company:

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Updated 05/09/2018

11 days 15 hours ago



Senior Financial Accounting Analyst Disney. - Bristol, CT, United States


Location: Bristol, CT

Company Profile:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.