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Senior Analyst, Tax FPA & Modeling

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 871340BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 02, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Tax Operations is a key component of Disney Tax that provides team members with varied opportunities to build skills and empower the tax professional of the future. We are searching for an innovative team member who thrives on change and discovery. This is an exciting opportunity to participate as a change agent in a global finance transformation.

The Senior Analyst, Tax Financial Planning & Analysis and Modeling (“FP&A and Modeling”) will report to the Manager, Tax FP&A and Modeling and will focus on improving and building upon existing forecasting tools and models and supporting the move toward the Tax Function of the Future within Disney. The Senior Analyst will support and prepare the income tax (rate and cash) forecasting for the Enterprise as well as cash tax forecasting for all tax types. This role also supports domestic planning for the Parks Experiences and Corporate segments.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports tax planning and forecasting models for the Company
  • Prepares cause of change analysis (including effective tax rate and cash taxes) for tax forecasts
  • Supports the team in identifying and recommending solutions for complex technical, operational and organizational problems by looking at processes, and considering new innovative ways of doing tasks through the use of technology
  • Supports the analysis of legal entity tax impacts of intercompany charges
  • Supports in identifying risks and opportunities by producing persuasive, data-driven arguments to support management's decisions
  • Determines alternatives based on technical analysis and communicates recommendations to managers
  • Builds consensus and recommends positions regarding assumptions, data analytics, and technical analysis for book and tax positions by performing both accounting and tax research
  • Collaborates cross functionally; makes business connections with multiple stakeholders and information suppliers to solve complex business and tax issues
  • Supports ad-hoc analysis and special projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of relevant tax experience
  • Ability to think critically and pick up complex concepts quickly
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve process inefficiencies
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good collaboration, presentation, and communication skills (able to maintain communications with contacts and can communicate with stakeholders at the same or higher levels on matters of considerable complexity)
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat, and an appetite to learn additional software tools and coding languages such as Python or Alteryx

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA and/or other professional certification
  • Experience using SAP
  • Automation or business intelligence experience or certification (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, VBA, RPA, Python, SQL)

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Analytics, Information Systems or equivalent


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 Disney Financial Services, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Financial Services, 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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