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Finance Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10063626 Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Experiences Date posted May 28, 2024

Job Summary:

This role is based in Hammersmith, London 4 days per week

Be you, be here, be part of the story!

At The Walt Disney Company, magic is more than just a word; it's a way of life. For a century, we've been inspiring imaginations, celebrating diversity, and bringing families together through our beloved stories, characters, and experiences. From our iconic theme parks and resorts to our groundbreaking films, television shows, interactive media and products, we're dedicated to creating magic that knows no bounds.

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic Finance individuals to make a meaningful impact and be part of a dynamic team. Join us in shaping the magic behind the scenes!

Overall Purpose of the Role

  • Assist in the smooth running of FP&A processes across the Toys and Food+ Finance team (approx. 80/20 division of responsibilities between Toys vs Food+) and collaborate with local markets.
  • Provide day to day commercial support, reporting and analytics to the business.
     

Areas of Responsibility

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

  • Support the Finance Manager in the smooth running of key FP&A cycles and ad hoc requests (Forecast, Accrual, AOP, 5YP) for Global/ Regional & Local Toys/Food+ partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of Forecast/AOP and Accrual presentations to support Senior Management and Commercial leads.
  • Ensure licensee forecasts are received, checked for accuracy and reviewed with the relevant Category teams. Drive forecast loads and system validations.
  • Partner with the Finance Manager and the rest of the team to improve efficiency in processes and share best practice.
     

Commercial Support

  • Support Toys/Food+ regional teams on overarching and category specific strategies to grow key accounts and streamline tail.
  • Provide support to the wider commercial teams with business plan finalisation, contract renewals, other revenue opportunities (e.g shortfall situations and audit issues).
  • Assist the regional teams with timely and relevant reporting on the performance of the business / franchise and licensees.
  • Share insights on Toys market & competitor performance to identify scalable opportunities and influence strategic decisions.
  • Support on project work and lead on ad hoc requests where required.

Team Management

  • Champion one team mentality and provide support to the rest of the Toys/Food+ Regional Finance team on ad hoc basis to effectively manage workload demands.
  • Ensure collaborative approach with other teams including FP&A, FMCG/Softlines, RA and CMC.
     

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Degree level essential and a desire to undertake accounting qualifications, if not already started
  • Experience of working within the retail / licensing sector beneficial (experience of an equivalent commercial and FP&A role).
     

Skills Required

  • Demonstrable track record of providing commercial support and analysis to business partners that’s insightful, timely and responsive and delivers key messaging at the appropriate level of detail
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Numerate and analytical with a desire to think through and resolve problems.
  • Results focussed and outcome driven

About Disney Experiences:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with 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. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Experiences.

The Walt Disney Company 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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