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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 724144BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Mar. 18, 2020

Job Summary:

The Segment Financial Reporting center of excellence (SFR COE) is responsible for consolidating and reporting the financial results of the Studio Entertainment (“Studio”), Walt Disney Television (“WDT”) and newly formed Direct-to-Consumer and International (“DTCI”) segments. This is a high profile team that works closely with senior executives within The Walt Disney Company (TWDC). This position will assist the team responsible for the financial reporting processes and financial analysis of specific lines of business and segments under this team. This position will also partner with various stakeholders to support new business opportunities, cost saving initiatives and help the teams identify and execute process improvements. The position offers multiple opportunities to showcase analytical skills to various senior executives and provides great networking opportunities across TWDC.

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst reports to the Manager, Financial Accounting.

The job role is responsible for financial reporting and analysis, and various recurring and ad hoc projects for the SFR COE. This is a high profile team that works closely with senior executives across the Studio segment, WDT segment, DTCI segment, and TWDC. This position will help support the team responsible for financial performance and key drivers, including analyzing the cause of change versus forecast and prior year, and quarterly margin analysis, specifically for the Fox international channels businesses. This position will also partner with other Accounting teams across the lines of business within the DTCI segment; in addition to FP&A, SOX, and Enterprise Reporting. The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will support new business development opportunities, cost saving initiatives, and help the team identify and execute process improvements. The position will make analytical presentations to various executives.

This position requires a professional that wants to lead, is highly motivated, and a self-starter. This individual must be able to develop professional relationships with various business partners, analyze and decipher finance/accounting data to accurately review the department’s reporting obligations. He/she must be able to identify problems and develop innovative solutions to further efforts toward continuous process improvements. In addition, he/she must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and be able to perform a variety of tasks under time pressure and strict deadlines. This is an exciting opportunity for a top finance/accounting professional to utilize their expertise in a challenging, rewarding and creative environment while gaining valuable experience in the entertainment industry, in a unique and highly visible role.


  • Prepare, analyze and present reporting of the Fox international channels businesses
  • Support the preparation and analysis of the Executive Segment and Enterprise Reporting Packages, and other financial results as deemed necessary
  • Take ownership of lines of business and DTCI deliverables
  • Perform complex key analytics to inform Executive Management team of business results
  • Serve as a liaison between lines of business, segment and regional teams by providing support and guidance to International markets
  • Liaise and partner with FP&A teams for continuous process improvement in forecasting, business development and other operational initiatives, etc.
  • Provide guidance and lead ad hoc requests/special projects the DTCI segment and other financial reporting initiatives
  • Liaise with external auditors by providing requested PBC items and thoroughly responding to questions in support of the financial statement audit
  • Lead process improvement efforts for the DTCI segment including streamlining the international consolidation process
  • Liase and partner with transaction support/accounting teams in the research of technical accounting issues
  • Maintain documentation for business processes. Review, update and ensure compliance with SOX requirements
  • Become an integral part of a world class reporting team by promoting collaboration, innovation and business expertise

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5+ years of public or private accounting experience required
  • Strong technical accounting skills; knowledge of accounting theory and practices, of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • High-energy, self-motivated, team player with a desire to excel in demanding and fast paced detailed oriented environment
  • Detail-oriented, proficient in reviewing his/her work prior to submission and able to manage multiple requests for various departments
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including refined presentation skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly, work independently, take ownership, and work in a flexible team environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, proficiency using Excel (pivot tables, Match Index, H-&V-lookups, etc.)
  • Professional demeanor, focused, articulate, and well-organized
  • Flexibility in hours as required for deliverable deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with a public accounting firm preferred (Big 4 background is a plus)
  • Experience with SAP preferred, but not required
  • Public accounting experience or coordinating with external auditors preferred, but not required

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Accounting

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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 Studios.

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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