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Sr Financial Accounting Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 736951BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 14, 2020

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Controllership Organization is dedicated to providing high quality information and services to our business partners. We support our business partners’ decision-making process while earning their confidence and respect by efficiently reporting and maintaining accurate and timely financial data. Our vision is to be the global leader in providing financial and technical expertise. We promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology while maintaining a fun environment.

Reporting to the Manager of Production Accounting, the Senior Financial Accounting Analyst (SFAA) will be responsible for production and distribution accounting and reporting. The SFAA will be involved in the quarter close and year-end close processes including but not limited to the analysis of production costs, distribution revenue, and overhead expenses, balance sheet reconciliations, and the preparation of Studio Financial Reporting deliverables. The SFAA will have the opportunity to participate in production audits (Live Action / Marvel / Lucasfilm) at various filming locations. In addition, the SFAA will work with our Finance counterparts (Live Action / Marvel / Lucasfilm / Feature Animation / Pixar) to help ensure that all financial statements are in accordance with US GAAP and to provide accounting support, where needed. This role will also work closely with other internal Disney divisions, including Corporate Controllership, Treasury, and Tax.


  • Liaise with business partners for all accounting inquiries including providing technical accounting guidance for new business initiatives
  • Review and analyze financial statements for studio production and distribution business units in order to ensure accuracy and completeness of the financial statements
  • Prepare financial statements and variance analysis on a quarterly basis for balance sheet and income statement
  • Prepare key quarterly and year-end financial reporting deliverables including margin analysis and footnote disclosures
  • Prepare monthly development and production spending packages for accuracy and provide explanations for any significant variances
  • Record monthly distribution cash statements and prepare various quarterly accruals
  • Participate in production audits at various filming locations
  • Prepare various account reconciliations:
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Prepaid Assets
    • Film Inventory
    • Accounts Payable
  • Manage various ad-hoc reporting and projects for Senior Management
  • Prepare and submit requests related to SOX compliance, tax, and quarter/year-end financial audits
  • Establish an environment of continuous improvement to identify, develop and implement process changes to increase accuracy of our financial records or forecast, and efficiency of our processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues from multiple stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • 3-4 years accounting experience, preferably in both public and private accounting

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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