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Senior Finance Analyst - FP&A

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 945437BR Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 11, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company are looking for a new Senior Finance Analyst to join their FP&A team on a permanent basis. This role will support the Senior Finance Manager of FP&A and serve as a critical resource to the business in order to drive bottom line growth within Direct to Consumer Retail (DTCR).



  • As part of the FP&A team, ensure that all planning cycles (close, AOP, forecast, 5YP) for DTCR (Direct to Consumer) retail is always accurate, timely and well communicated to all stakeholders

  • Produce and maintain planning models for all planning cycles (close, AOP, forecast, 5YP), ensuring consolidation and Roll Up, preparing deliverables

  • Prepare exec summaries and presentations highlighting key variances, risks and opportunities

  • Responsible for detailed and relevant variance analysis across all business channels including quarterly deliverables to both Global DTCR (Direct to Consumer Retail) and EMEA TWDC (The Walt Disney Company)

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with global and EMEA Finance teams

Consolidation & Systems

  • Ownership of the team’s P&L models & reports, consolidating the different channels of DTC Retail (Bricks, Ecommerce, Marketplaces)

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and other team members to ensure all planning cycles are delivered, signed off, and correctly reflected in systems (Cognos, EDNA, ERC)

  • Provide efficient solutions to reporting and analytical requirements of the business across all channels (Bricks, Ecommerce, Marketplaces)

  • Support transition and implementation of new planning & reporting systems (e.g. move from ERC to EDP)

Bricks & Mortar P&L & Overheads/Allocations

  • Lead Sr Analyst for Bricks & Mortar P&L’s, ensuring consolidation, planning, review and monitoring and reporting of revenue projections and all costs to relevant stakeholders

  • Plan & track cost base, working closely with budget holders to monitor cost base and challenge them to identify cost efficiencies. This will be across all variable and operating cost lines within the remit of the role (For example, but not limited to, Store Labour & Bonus, rent & occupancy costs, maintenance, transport costs, overheads and allocations for all DTCR channels)

Project Work

  • Support the FM & SFM on Business Development work as required, producing analysis, modelling and presentations on the longer term strategy for the evolution of the business to an E-commerce led business that is scalable and profitable

  • Ad hoc work as required by the business

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

  • Manage the training and development of all direct reports ensuring commitments are set, regularly reviewed and feedback given using the D Achieve philosophy, where applicable,

  • Contribute to maintaining and enhancing the standard of training and development, encouraging participation so that everyone has the tools and resources to do their role effectively and efficiently

  • The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives of the organisation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience of working within the retail / licensing FMCG sector

  • Accounting qualification + experience of an equivalent commercial and FP&A role

  • Experience of supporting commercial management to a high standard and working with the Regional Finance and Commercial head office.

  • Demonstrable track record of providing commercial support to a business partner that’s insightful, timely and responsive.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Ability to produce clear and insightful presentations that deliver key messaging at the appropriate level of detail.

  • Numerate and analytical with a desire to think through and resolve problems.

  • Results focused and outcome driven

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 maternity, paternity, 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 Disney Store Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

The Disney Store Limited 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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