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Senior Financial Systems Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 702323BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 09, 2019

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Senior Financial Systems Analyst will assist in the development and maintenance of data models, data integration, databases, reports & analytics supporting the WDPR Finance reporting and business requirements. Partner closely with the Finance Reporting team to enable the Finance vision of Business Intelligence for WDPR. Ensure that the information contained within the databases created is accurate and timely in their availability.

The ideal candidate should have strong database knowledge (e.g. MSSQL and/or SAP HANA) and experience with reporting system implementations at a Corporate or Segment level. This candidate should also be familiar with current business analytics and technology infrastructure best practices and be able to partner with a variety of organizations to support and improve existing business processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in fulfilment of long term reporting strategy for Financial Systems and related processes
  • Identify trends, process/system opportunities and recommends corrective action
  • Assists in the Development and maintenance of data models, data integration, databases, reports & analytics supporting the WDPR Finance reporting and business requirements.
  • Partner closely with the Finance Reporting team to enable the Finance vision of Business Intelligence for WDPR.
  • Ensure that the information contained within the databases created is accurate and timely in their availability.
  • Recommends improvements to process improvement/reengineering initiatives
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of business specific objectives
  • Manages multiple complex projects for Reporting area.
  • Assists in the design, resource management, implementation of projects and process improvements for the Parks and Resorts Segment
  • Effectively communicates with management, stakeholders, subject matter experts and project team members.
  • Assists in developing project infrastructure for team (i.e. templates, project management methodology and execution)
  • Proactively adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges
  • Works with team to participate in resolution of day-to-day technical/procedural challenges.
  • Impacts the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives
  • Guided by policies, resource requirements, budgets and the business plan
  • Uses knowledge of data architecture to effectively enable business requirements for reporting
  • Applies expert knowledge and understanding of using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) including: server management: setup, configure, maintain and administer connections, credentials, subscriptions, report models and reports
  • Utilizes knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server databases: ETL and data architect skills as well as advanced table, View, and Stored Procedure creation and optimization.
  • Proficiency in the Business Objects suite of reporting tools, including but not limited to Webi, Universe Design, Analysis, Dashboards, and Lumira
  • Uses experience with standard web development tools utilized in the creation for websites and web enabled dashboards
  • Proficiency with Tableau Desktop and Server environments. Proficiency with PowerBI.
  • Proactively identifies issues (data or process) and ensures that appropriate action is taken to resolve issues and communications are sent to keep the end user audiences informed and updated
  • Manages the strategy for end user support and training. This includes request management (incidents/system enhancements) and training (standard materials, course design and delivery)
  • Deliver consistent, timely and relevant internal communications and trainings to client base
  • Collaborates and solves problems – works with others to resolve significant issues, clarify or interpret complex information, provide initial screening/negotiations.
  • Maintains communications with both internal and external contacts
  • Communicates with finance managers at the same or higher levels on matters of considerable complexity
  • Concisely develops and delivers key information; ability to develop well laid out presentations
  • Develops a logical and persuasive approach and outline for a presentation; knows how to vary format, structure and content to suit various audiences
  • Conveys relevant information in a timely and concise manner

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Proven experience in DWBI with a focus on data warehousing, and data integration
  • Experience in data modeling and physical database creation using SQL Server
  • Demonstrated VBA and C# coding experience
  • Ability to create efficient database views and indexes
  • Demonstrated Excel experience
  • Demonstrated Business Objects experience, including but not limited to Webi, Universe Design, Analysis, Dashboards, and Lumira
  • Demonstrated experience with standard web development tools utilized in the creation for websites and web enabled dashboards
  • Demonstrated experience with Tableau Desktop and Server environments. Proficiency with PowerBI.
  • Demonstrated experience in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Proven experience in DWBI with a focus on data warehousing, and data integration
  • Experience in data modeling and physical database creation using SQL Server
  • Demonstrated VBA and C# coding experience
  • Demonstrated Excel experience
  • Demonstrated experience using SSMS
  • Experience in using Business Objects, Cognos and/or other reporting tools
  • Ability to create efficient database views and indexes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to employ various styles, as necessary
  • Passion for and knowledge of new emerging technologies to deliver best practice business solutions
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen
  • Excellent organization, communication and time management skills; ability to work in a dynamic, matrix environment
  • Proven ability to collaborate and establish relationships with employees and teams, at all levels of an organization
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to grasp complex data models
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
  • Ability to discriminate between symptoms and root causes
  • Applies understanding of the industry and how own area contributes to the achievement of objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility with internal clients and to navigate organizational structures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated Advanced Excel experience
  • Proven experience using SSMS
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • PMP or other professional project management certification
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Experience using SSMS
  • Experience using Tableau
  • Experience using Power BI
  • Understanding of statistics and probability
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior levels of management
  • Demonstrated experience managing process efficiency projects

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
    Business, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or a related field

Preferred Education

  • Graduate Degree
    Business, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or a related field (e.g., MBA, MIS)

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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