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Manager, Financial Systems

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 956046BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 08, 2022

Job Summary:

The Manager, Financial Systems will be responsible for leading the Supply Chain team supporting the DPEP segment (Merchandise, Food & Beverage, DCL, Distribution Services and Consumer Products) financial systems and implementation of new systems for all processes (PTP, GL Accounting, Projects, etc.).

The ideal candidate should have a strong accounting or finance background with experience in SAP and finance system implementations at Enterprise, Segment or Business Unit level, preferably with Inventory and Warehouse management. This candidate should have experience leading projects, be familiar with financial process best practices, be comfortable communicating with and presenting to all levels of employees and have a demonstrated ability to develop relationships and strategic partnerships.


  • Lead strategic initiatives, responsible for: executive sponsorship, partner collaboration, scoping, planning, resourcing, milestone identification, timeline management, execution, status updates, risk management and launch.
  • Lead projects for business transformation, process improvement, data visibility, policy change, improved user experience and reduced cost and risk. Incorporate best practices, controls and testing standardization.
  • Prioritize efforts and direct resources to accommodate simultaneous projects, tasks, sustainment and customer needs.
  • Partner with Technology and Business to strategize, plan and implement systems
  • Parks and Resorts: Lead team supporting Inventory and Warehouse initiatives for our Merchandise, Food & Beverage, DCL and Distribution Services lines of businesses domestically and internationally.
  • Consumer Products: Provide Supply Chain support on financial systems projects for Retail (brick and mortar and e-commerce) and Publishing. Lead the PTP process for Consumer Products. Lead the Inventory and warehouse sustainment for ShopDisney, B2B initiatives and B2C e-commerce LOB.
  • Provide operational support on SAP Warehouse Management Systems for 30+ locations globally
  • Lead meetings with executives, Finance leads and Technology leads to provide status updates on current projects and to generate awareness and alignment on upcoming projects and company initiatives.
  • Support user communities by developing training, communications and presentations to increase proficiency levels and manage change.
  • Identify user trends and pain points through daily interactions, post-mortem reviews and focus groups.
  • Initiate system enhancements and partner with technical teams to ensure requirements are met.
  • Lead bi-coastal and global teams of managers, analysts and contractors. Develop direct reports through mentorship, feedback and stretch goals. Promote teamwork internally and externally.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years work experience with financial or accounting systems, preferably in a large SAP installation
  • Experience supporting warehouse and inventory management systems and processes
  • Experience managing a project portfolio, and balancing the needs of multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience leading mid-size projects
  • Experience integrating front of house (FOH) systems with an ERP
  • Experience documenting financial requirements and process flows
  • Minimum of 3 years leading teams
  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization
  • Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and enhancements
  • Proven history of building and maintaining excellent client service relationships
  • Proven ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions
  • Effective presentation skills, and the ability to prepare written and oral presentations for leadership
  • Charismatic, dynamic leader and effective manager, with a history of leading by example and mentoring teams to meet high profile objectives
  • Proven “team player” who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • High energy level; strong work ethic
  • Self-driven, independent thinker
  • Results-oriented, able to anticipate change and respond to client priorities with agility
  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices
  • Established expertise in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems
  • Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple system integrations and tight timelines
  • Supply Chain System Experience
  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent
  • Six Sigma certification
  • PMP or other professional project management certification
  • Experienced in using the Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
  • Experience in using SAP or another ERP
  • Experience in using Business Objects and/or Cognos reporting tools
  • Experience developing end user training
  • Experience implementing financial processes and systems
  • Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Manager, Rational Team Concert, ALM)
  • Auditing Experience

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

Preferred Education

  • Graduate Degree
  • Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

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 Co., LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Financial Services Co., 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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