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Senior Cash Analyst, Retail & DTC

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 522505BR Location London, England, United Kingdom; Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Walt Disney International Brand Walt Disney International Date posted 02/08/2018
We are seeking a Senior Cash Analyst to join our large finance team on a permanent basis.

The Retail & D2C Senior Analyst will support The Disney Stores (B&M and Online) and EMEA Direct to Consumer sales to cash platforms; inclusive of Retail and eCommerce banking, sales audit, loss prevention and related systems maintenance, upgrades, or efficiency projects to include new business initiatives.

The Senior Analyst is responsible for acting as the first level of operational support to the Cash Analysts while also monitoring and controlling data interfaces, analysing sales, cash, bank fee data and provide robust reporting to the business. The Senior Analyst will assist in troubleshooting complex system and application processes ensuring operational effectiveness in daily reconciliations. Due to the complexity of this role, large volume of data, different data flows & formats, and the dependence on supporting third parties, it is fundamental for the Analyst to understand retail services, warehouse and distribution, eCommerce platforms, merchant services, and an advance knowledge of systems and interfaces.

Role Overview:
  • Assist the Cash Manager in managing business relationships and accounting processes while driving efficiencies in systems and processes.
  • Ensure timely and accuracy of transactional processing and accounting entries across all areas of Retail and the eCommerce platforms.
  • Participate in and oversee period close activities ensuring all deadlines across the operations are met and escalating to management any unforeseen issues or concerns.
  • Analyze opportunities, develop viable solutions to implement process improvements. Seek out and implement industry best practices.
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders in fulfilling inquiries, data requests or analysis.
  • Evaluate and recommend to the Cash Manager and Compliance Team appropriate internal controls where necessary. Ensure compliance with SOC and oversee processes and support testing as required.
  • Complete daily /monthly closing procedures and journal entries for sales audit, bank/ credit card fees and chargebacks, and A/R clearings.
  • Develop and generate management reports, review and analyse information for loss prevention and business finance stakeholders (Sales Audit Control Reporting) to identify and explain potential loss or variances against business forecast.
  • Analyse management reports for Retail and eCommerce to identify training, policy and procedure changes, and process improvement opportunities.
  • Analyse bank/ credit card fees identifying overcharges and potential savings opportunities.
  • Daily monitor and analyse system data reports to ensure checks in balance between interfacing systems preventing matching and/or reconciliation issues and ensuring data integrity between systems.
  • Complete weekly front of house & balance sheet reconciliations for bank and bank charges, A/R, VAT, and other relevant balance sheet accounts impacting Retail or D2C. In support of the Cash Manager, also review other Cash Analyst reconciliations for accuracy and completion of reconciliations.
  • Assist with special projects, investigations and financial analyses, as required.
  • Assist with analysing, automating and streamlining Retail and D2C processes and other business and process activities to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
  • Assist with the year-end financial audit and testing of SOX controls.
  • Work closely with Retail and eCommerce business units as well as third parties.
  • Perform variance analysis and explain the revenue and cost lines that are outside of business/financial thresholds as it pertains to Sales/AR/Bank Fees. Research and troubleshoot any adjustments or reconciling items to include liaising with business finance teams, operations teams, IT, the warehouse, and any other pertinent stakeholders to resolve timely.
Suitable candidates will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field
  • Part-Qualified ACCA, CIMA or
  • Minimum of of Treasury, Financial, or Accounting experience in retail and eCommerce.
  • Possess good business judgement and strong systems and analytical skills.
  • Competencies required: organized, accurate, analytical, collaborative, excellent communication skills, process re-engineering, time management.
  • Knowledge and working experience with a reconciliation and matching solution; preferably using FiServ – Frontier and Recollector, Blackline, or Trintech type solutions.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships across all levels of the organization,
  • Ability to work under pressure and to report to tight deadlines
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and process re-engineer utilising complex systems and tools.
  • Demonstrated advanced level use of Excel including building of Macros and Visio process flowing.
  • Persistence in pushing through modifications in particular with local teams and banking and e-commerce partners.
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