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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 752347BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Mar. 18, 2020

Job Summary:

The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will primarily be responsible for the compilation of executive deliverables and analysis for the PEP segment and participate in the preparation of the earnings release and MD&A disclosures. This person will participate in the enterprise-wide project of integrating 21CF and will support and execute various process and reporting changes in connection with the acquisition of 21CF. This person will interact closely with various reporting, accounting and finance teams in the business segments.


  • Assist with the external reporting requirements including preparation of the quarterly earnings release and management discussion and analysis for the Parks, Experiences and Products (PEP) segment
  • Review the PEP cause-of-change analysis and supporting schedules. Preparation of segment business unit analysis package and various ad hoc schedules and analysis
  • Preparation of quarterly supporting schedules and deliverables for investor relations and external auditors
  • Preparation and analysis of various financial statement footnote disclosures
  • Assist with the integration and consolidation of 21CF into TWDC’s segment reporting, including reviewing current reporting processes and analyzing impacts on TWDC’s current processes and deliverables
  • Prepare various schedules and analyses to meet management information requests related to 21CF
  • Coordinate information requests with 21CF and review and analyze submissions
  • Coordinate and participate in quarterly close meetings with the segments
  • Prepare various ad hoc schedules and analyses
  • Lead/execute various ad hoc analyses
  • Support the implementation of process improvement initiatives
  • Coordination and interaction with segment teams and executives in Controllership and Investor Relations, including preparing deliverables, ad hoc questions and analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Must have a passion for accuracy and a desire to understand the “why”
  • Must be detail oriented while being able to think big picture
  • Strong relationship building skills and a highly professional “client service orientation”
  • Must be able to interact with all levels of management
  • Must be an excellent team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communicator in both oral and written settings
  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking abilities
  • High energy level, strong work ethic
  • Self-driven, independent thinker
  • Results-oriented, decisive
  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices
  • Ability to meet tight/competing reporting deadlines
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity
  • Professional demeanor, focused, articulate
  • Flexibility in hours as required for deliverable deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel proficiency using pivot tables, Match Index, H-&V-lookups, etc., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong accounting and control knowledge required, specifically with respect to financial reporting and systems
  • Two and a half to five years in accounting, auditing or finance positions of increasing responsibility (including public accounting)
  • Strong knowledge of general accounting and close process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience preferably with a large multi-national company or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Experience with SEC filings, entertainment industry experience, SAP and consolidations systems experience

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Preferred Education


Additional Information:

The Enterprise Reporting team is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s 10K/10Q filing process and other SEC and non-SEC financial statement deliverables for various reporting requirements. This team also prepares analyses for internal reporting requirements, including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow analyses for the Company’s four distinct business segments (Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; Direct-to-Consumer & International). In responding to executives, analysts or press inquiries concerning the Company, there is significant interaction between Enterprise Reporting and several key corporate departments, including Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, and the office of the CFO. This position offers multiple opportunities to showcase analytical skills. In addition, this position offers a unique opportunity to be part of the strategic integration of 21CF.

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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