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Interim Finance Assistant (12 Month Contract)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 979391BR Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 22, 2022

Job Summary:

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location: Hammersmith, London
Reporting to: WDTCI Finance Manager

Job Summary

To support the overall growth of The Walt Disney Travel Company Int. (WDTCI) by providing accurate financial services with focus on all three brands (Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line) whilst ensuring maximum operational efficiency.


  • Within the scope of the role, ensure smooth running of the accounts payable (AP) function and accuracy of supplier invoices
  • Reconcile Disney Cruise Line (DCL) statements with WDTCI Diamond system and ensure accurate monthly payments and journal entries
  • Be a Casual Buyer for the WDTCI. Assist the team with all SAP related queries including tracking and fulfilment of all POs, investigating and responding to supplier queries
  • Responsible for updating FX files and keeping Marketing trackers for both DLP and WDW up to date with actuals
  • Support the team with bank reconciliations and assist with preparation of balance sheet reconciliation for deferred income
  • Assist the team with monthly and quarterly closing tasks, e.g. downloading P&L, updating COGs checks, ad-hoc reconciliations, etc.
  • Monitor pending banking entries within the reservations system and flag anomalies
  • Assist with management of affiliate vendor (raise POs, monitor forecasts, manage accurate reconciliation, invoicing and payments)
  • Prepare monthly trade partner statements and allocate payments to bookings within the reservations system
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis, as required by the team (for example, pricing or competitor analysis)
Training and Professional Development
  • Operate with integrity, champion change and be a good ambassador for the Walt Disney Company
  • Operate as part of an effective and inclusive team by demonstrating an awareness of others; welcoming and valuing unique perspectives and ideas; offering support, sharing knowledge and best practices in order to contribute to overall departmental commitments
  • Take ownership of your professional development through regular career conversations with your line manager and utilising available resources such as D Learn, instructor-led courses and on the job learning
  • Proactively suggest ways to improve departmental performance and processes, leveraging technological tools where applicable
  • Build links with other TWDC functions to develop broader knowledge of the business
  • Promote and maintain an inclusive workplace, championing diversity and inclusion and make use of available resources to extend knowledge and best practice

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Accounts Payable and/or Receivable function
  • Experienced in the delivery of Guest services to high standard
  • SAP experience or equivalent
  • Travel industry experience
  • Working knowledge of double-entry transactions
  • High attention to detail and ability to ensure accuracy in deliverables
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer literate in MS office package with strong Excel skills
  • Numerate and analytical with strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to prioritise workflow while managing a variety of tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Cultural sensitivity

Additional Information:

The Perks:
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Hybrid working is available
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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