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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10062741 Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 21, 2023

Job Summary:

Stories are better when the storytellers represent the vast experiences of the people who will hear them. At Disney, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to create authentic, unforgettable stories, experiences, and products that capture the imagination of generations of people around the world. We are committed to doing that in a way that includes everybody.

The Disney Entertainment Segment Financial Reporting center of excellence (SFR COE) is responsible for consolidating and reporting the financial results of the Direct to Consumer (“DTC”), Linear Networks (“LN”), and Content Sales/Licensing & Other (“CSLO”) businesses within The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).  This is a high-profile team that works closely with senior executives. 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.

The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst reports to the Manager, Financial Accounting, and will have a primary emphasis in the consolidation and reporting of Direct-to-Consumer (“DTC”) businesses, primarily related to P&L and Balance Sheet Reporting, and other related analyses and disclosures.

This is a high-profile team that works closely with senior executives across multiple segments. 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, quarterly margin analysis, by-title programming P&L analysis and balance sheet analyses.  This position will also partner with segment accounting teams, segment planning teams, Enterprise Reporting, and Corporate Compliance. The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst role will support new business development opportunities, 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.  They must be able to identify problems and develop innovative solutions to further efforts toward continuous process improvements.  In addition, they 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. 


  • Support the quarterly close process, with focus on deliverables for DTC, by preparing, analyzing and presenting reporting of line of business and consolidated financial results to executive management
  • Perform complex key analytics to present business results and key drivers to executive management
  • Liaise and partner with cross-functional teams, including Corporate Reporting, FP&A, Accounting, for continuous process improvement in reporting, forecasting, business development, and other operational initiatives
  • Liaise with external auditors by providing requested PBC items and thoroughly responding to questions in support of the financial statement audit
  • Streamline processes and challenge status quo to effectively report results to Segment and Enterprise Executive Management

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Accounting or Finance preferred

Preferred Education:

  • CPA

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5+ years of public or private accounting experience
  • 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 environment
  • Detail-oriented, proficient in reviewing work for reasonableness and accuracy, 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 autonomously, 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 Top-Tier accounting firm is a bonus
  • Experience with Film and TV accounting/reporting processes is a bonus
  • Experience with SAP is a bonus

Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

    The hiring range for this position in California is $101,790.00-$124,410.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

    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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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