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Manager - Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 727560BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Dec. 04, 2019

Job Summary:

“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 Disney Parks, Experiences and Products 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.

As a Manager of Finance, you will lead a team responsible for providing day-to-day and ad hoc financial analyses and decision support for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital. You will be a member of the Technology & Digital Finance Team whose Team Why is “fostering a fun, supportive, trusting environment of excellence and growth so that we can be a trusted business thought partner.”

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the business and proactively provide financial guidance and strategic decision support by collaborating with bi-coastal team members and partners and gaining agreement with all key stakeholders on relevant issues while ensuring data integrity and accuracy
  • Lead, coach, develop and motivate your team to be trusted business thought partners by creating a fun, supportive, trusting environment of excellence and growth
  • Identify and develop innovative solutions/options supporting the needs of the business and influence with courage and confidence
  • Develop and present executive presentations for plan and forecast discussions, projects and ad hoc analyses
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to streamline and innovate processes and outputs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of finance, business development and/or strategy experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in complex analyses, financial modeling, and project management with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of financial processes and demonstrated systems proficiency, including SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and adapt leadership style to the needs of individual team members in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proven ability to effectively meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities and re-prioritize work among the team based on changing business priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues and incorporate effective “storytelling” in presentations and communication to engage and influence audiences of all levels persuasively, articulately and with full command of the topic
  • Proactive communicator with strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written skills, including active listening
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective relationships with team members, peers, partners/clients at all levels across the organization
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills with a lens of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Self-starter, with natural curiosity, willingness to challenge the status quo, and is a professional team player with a positive “can do” attitude

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Inc. 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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