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Senior Manager, Financial Accounting

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 723817BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 11, 2019

Job Summary:

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, from consolidation to external reporting. 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 & Products; Studio Entertainment; Direct-to-Consumer & International). In responding to executives, analysts or press inquiries concerning the Company, there is 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.

The Senior Manager, Consolidations and Enterprise Reporting will primarily be responsible for consolidations, balance sheet and various financial statement footnotes. The position will oversee one two SFRAs and one FA and will have indirect oversight of one manager. This person will lead the consolidation and balance sheet process working closely with folks across Controllership and in Legal, Shared Services, Segments and Enterprise Reporting team members.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the process over the enterprise consolidation
    • Oversee system consolidation process, review consolidation errors, resolve issues with segments, etc.
      • Manage journal entry process required as part of consolidation close
      • Consolidation performed quarterly in SAP BCS system / system testing required periodically
      • Oversee legacy intercompany process
      • Significant involvement with segment reporting organizations and companywide accounting teams
    • Prepare enterprise consolidated income statement with segment report-out of results to senior executives
    • Oversee and approve master data changes/enhancements and hierarchy changes/review
    • Provide external auditors with the supporting documentation for financial statements and respond to queries in a timely manner Clear review comments/questions from Chief Accounting Officer
  • Manage elements of legal entity creation and shutdown
    • Review reporting hierarchy setup for new legal entities
    • Review new legal entities for foreign functional currency determination. Oversee SharePoint database
    • Oversee managers review of segment prepared journal entries for legal entity shutdown
Enterprise Balance Sheet:
  • Manage process/prepare quarterly enterprise balance sheet and significant reserve analysis for senior executives
  • Clear review comments/questions from Chief Accounting Officer
  • Coordinate with other departments for variance analysis drivers (e.g. tax segment teams, shared services)
  • Prepare audit committee materials
  • Assist with preparation of the press release and 10K/10Q reports
  • Review and oversee various financial statement footnotes (e.g. ASC 606 revenue recognition, 3-10 guarantor reporting, segment footnote)
Process Improvement:
  • Lead in developing and implementing complex project plans that have implications across business units and the enterprise
  • Identify consolidation and balance sheet enhancements to drive process improvements and efficiencies
  • Oversight of two SFAs and one FA and indirect oversite of other SFA/Financial Analysts on a project specific basis. Additionally, indirect oversight of Manager
  • Build a world class accounting team through the hiring, mentoring, development and retention of accounting professionals. Coach other members of consolidation and reporting team
  • Build strategic alliances with the segment reporting team
Key stakeholders:
  • Coordination and interaction with segment / shared service teams and executives in Controllership and Financial Planning 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
  • Strong accounting and control knowledge required, specifically with respect to financial reporting and systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

  • MBA

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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