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Senior Portfolio Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 529186BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 02/28/2018
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 Senior Portfolio Analyst is responsible for supporting the financial setup and reporting of the Corporate Real Estate recurring capital portfolio. This position will coordinate closely with the program manager, West Region project managers, and Finance teams to ensure accurate and detailed reporting on the status of the recurring capital portfolio. A key function of this role is to adhere to project and portfolio reporting requirements in alignment with company policy. This role will help identify portfolio risks and develop “what if” scenarios for managing to the approved recurring capital portfolio budget of $15M-$20M annually.


  • Responsible for supporting general project control functions, including planning, tracking, analyses, and reporting on multiple projects of varying type, size and complexity.
  • Requires close collaboration with program manager for development, tracking, and reporting of the recurring capital portfolio. Develop and update reports as needed for ongoing management of the portfolio. Identify metrics and analytical tools for ongoing tracking of portfolio and include in reporting to Corporate Real Estate management on a regular basis.
  • Analyze projects within the portfolio for risks in schedule and current working estimate.
  • Review and analyze work progress in the recurring capital portfolio. Provide performance metrics for management review and assess risk of current working estimates against the portfolio annual operating budget. Include month-over-month reporting on spend and schedule as well as reporting against established KPIs to pro-actively flag issues to be addressed.
  • Provide updated data affecting future-year portfolios, including deferred projects and updated current working estimates. Ensure data is accurate throughout the portfolio lifecycle and is ready to be included during budget planning.
  • Support project managers in development of schedule baselines; ensure project schedules are updated; provide periodic financial and schedule reporting and analysis to management.
  • Manages overall initiation of project, WBS, and budget set-up and closures with various stakeholders (CRE, FS&S, BU, Finance, etc.).
  • Creates and manages front-line budget and expense management for budget line expenditures by recognizing potential over/under spend, anticipating additional cost factors, and recommending mitigation measures for potential variances to forecasted amounts.
  • Update current working estimates and cost reports on a monthly basis. Collaborate with project managers to ensure accurate forecasting.
  • Prepare budget modifications as needed for projects and portfolio management. Facilitate modification review meeting and process modifications for final approval as necessary.
  • Support development of the monthly jobs in progress (JIP) and capital spend reports. Review report contents with Corporate Finance.
  • Manage quarterly accrual process for all projects and vendors in the recurring capital portfolio. Prepare proper backup documentation and review accrual amounts with project managers for submittal to Cost Center Accounting.
  • Coordinate project close-out process with D&D assistant project manager. Responsible for ensuring that project close-out packages are complete, including identification of required close-out documentation, management of vendors for timely and complete submittal, and review of close-out documentation with stakeholders, including final hand-over to document control.
  • Support financial close-out of projects including final payments to vendors and resolution of any remaining deductive change orders.
  • Responsible to coordinate with Fixed Assets for final capitalization of project. Provide additional cost and/or quantity information as necessary.
  • Provides and creates ad-hoc reporting for overall financial transactions and analyses support for Project /Facilities Managers or business units as needed.
  • Recommends financial and project courses of action and potential/expected results to management and impacted businesses while taking proactive initiative to complete tasks and resolve issues.
  • Provides analyses and resolutions for contract/PO, financial budgetary system, and billing issues through collaboration with Sourcing, Finance, CRE, FS&S, and others on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for streamlining the CRF, PO/Contract, Change Order and Bid process as applicable for all procurement. Monitors and tracks the flow of all documentation via the CRE SharePoint system.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3-5 years overall work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in project support, primarily in project planning, schedule development and controls. Specific experience in the construction industry preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
  • SAP (a plus)
  • AutoCAD (a plus)
  • IBM Tririga (a plus)
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of project management
  • Understanding of the capabilities of computerized equipment for storing, compiling, manipulating, and retrieving schedule, materials or financial data
  • MS Office (incl. intermediate/advanced Excel)
  • Ability to think critically and strategically
  • Ability to innovate and create solutions in a fast paced, changing, and high-stress environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize workload on a daily basis
  • Ability to handle detail and complexity
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to successfully partner with colleagues, directly manage processes, and indirectly manage people to attain desired results
  • Ability to support common goals and embrace team achievement over individual needs
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and experience with SAP; thorough understanding of data available within SAP and the ability to input, extract, and validate data for analysis, reporting, and decision making
  • Strong understanding and ability to demonstrate principles and techniques of General Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP"), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), financial reporting, forecasting and analysis
  • Understanding of real estate development and property management

Required Education

  • College degree in Business/Accounting/Finance.

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.
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