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Senior Accounting Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7114025420220227 Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 22, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Disney Worldwide Shared Services’ Accounts Payable provides global support and services to DWSS partners, ensuring timely, accurate and compliant payments in accordance with corporate guidelines and various federal, state and local regulations.

Accounts Payable works closely with Procure-to-Pay partners, Finance and Accounting partners, IT partners, and partners from various business units or functions to continually improve service and processes, decrease processing costs, ensure compliance, and achieve improved economies of scale with regard to payment procedures and processes.

Responsibilities:

Team performance:  Monitor Team Service Levels (transaction volumes, cycle times, and backlog) and any staffing challenges, and implement and communicate any changes required for distribution of work to ensure targeted service levels are achieved

Escalations:  Respond to and resolve escalated inquiries from Customers, Stakeholders and Vendors.  Perform a root cause analysis of the escalated payment issue and work directly with the Accounts Payable operational teams and Management to identify gaps in processes.  Brainstorm ideas for improvement, and implement changes to reduce/eliminate the opportunity for future escalations.  Communicate to Customer the actions required for resolution to include additional education on processes as needed.

Analysis:  Analyze Invoice Processing and Cycle Time data and determine areas of root cause.  Lead projects and drive process improvements through the use of technology, and process changes to reduce defects and increase efficiency as well as customer satisfaction.

Metrics/Reporting:  Develop and deliver metrics to measure current team performance against targeted service levels and to report success of annual objectives.  Identify and communicate to Manager Changes needed to ensure the highest quality of service is provided to our Customers, Stakeholders and Vendors.  Provide reporting and assist team members with inquiry data analysis to identify top root causes driving inquiry volume.   Participate in meetings with team members and Manager to outline specific actions that will be taken to reduce defects and inquiry volume.

Projects:  Lead high profile projects focused on key initiatives to deliver tools and technology to all regions in and out of scope of DWSS globally.  Lead projects in line with organization/team goals.  Drive continuous improvement through the eyes of our Customers and Stakeholders.  Champion change and implement enhancements to processes to increase the value we provide as a service organization. 

Mentor:  Provide mentorship to fellow cast members through training and development opportunities.

  • Responds to Emergencies and Escalations as a priority. These are assigned directly to the Cast member from the Customer, Stakeholder or Vendor via Email and ticket, or by the Manager or Executive.
  • Delivers metrics and reporting requirements and supporting analysis based upon specified dates of the week/month that are established and agreed upon with Manager or Executive or on an adhoc basis.
  • Monitors volumes and service levels of the team on a routine daily basis.
  • Delivers on special reporting needs or requests with priority when requested by the Manager or Executive.
  • Independently performs analysis of data to identify process improvements to drive efficiency and reduction in defect and inquiry volume.
  • Leads and/or supports projects globally and accomplishes/assigns tasks within project plan.
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate team coverage and service levels are aligned with established organization/team goals. 
  • Analyze customer service inquiry data and determine areas of root cause.  Lead projects and drive process improvements through the use of technology, and process changes to reduce defects and increase efficiency as well as customer satisfaction. 
  • Support DWSS Globalization efforts through leading high profile projects to implement tools and technology in multiple geo regions in and out of scope for DWSS service levels.
  • Serve as a mentor to fellow cast members through training and development opportunities.
  • Identify metrics and reporting needs in support of the operation and identify data needed to support reporting requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior Accounts Payable or Procurement experience in a high volume environment employing substantial technology and automation
  • Demonstrated SAP knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong partnering, networking, and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, as well as continuous improvement process skills
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and lead change management
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, and decision making skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand the needs of the customer and establish/manage relationships
  • Proven knowledge of MS Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of GAAP and SOX in how they affect Accounts Payable

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu Enterprises, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Hulu Enterprises, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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