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Financial Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 619636BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Jan. 03, 2019

Job Summary:

Are you someone who likes to understand financials and the business from the bottom up? Do you enjoy a mix of structure and variety in your day? The Lucasfilm Financial Analyst role provides an interesting combination of detailed accounting and financial planning responsibilities. You would be responsible for processing franchise invoices and journal entries while also participating in the forecasting and budgeting processes. This individual will support our Senior Financial Analyst on a daily basis and will be in constant communication with our Franchise team to address their dynamic needs.

If you enjoy working closely with finance professionals and operational department heads to ensure the accuracy of our project tracking and budget reporting, you’ve come to the right place! We are looking for a detailed, analytical problem solver who enjoys juggling multiple responsibilities to join our team.

Responsibilities:

Detail oriented, analytical, and problem solving are key words for the Lucasfilm Financial Analyst . On any given day, you might:

  • Enter and upload invoices into SAP; review invoices for appropriate coding and approval; obtain invoice approvals as required

  • Prepare reclassification journal entries and reconciliations with the appropriate supporting documentation

  • Support all aspects of the recurring forecast and Annual Operating Plan, including participating in meetings with budget owners and data entry into TM1

  • Coordinate third party rebilling with Disney Studio accounting by collecting and reconciling project data within SAP and preparing invoice requests

  • Coordinate with Lucasfilm and Disney counterparts to ensure a timely quarter end close and submission of deliverables

  • Assist in researching and documenting variances between forecast and actual results

  • Respond in a timely manner to all vendor and client inquiries and requests

  • Maintain vendor files and correspondence history

  • Perform other accounting and clerical duties as assigned

  • Perform special projects and ad-hoc analyses as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • Solid understanding of GAAP, audit and other accounting controls

  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills to look at the bigger picture and identify connections or trends

  • Comfortable managing large data sets for reconciliations and ad hoc reporting

  • Solid understanding of accounting procedures and controls processes

  • Ability to multi-task and make quick, smart decision on how to prioritize competing needs

  • A self-motivated problem-solver with a strong desire to contribute to the team and Company’s success

  • Desire to work seamlessly within a strong team in a fast-paced, unpredictable, ambiguous environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Maturity to handle confidential information

  • 2 to 3 years' experience in a broad accounting or finance role performing AP, AR and General Ledger responsibilities

  • Experience with major ERP accounting systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel; experience with TM1 a plus

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field

About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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 Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Ltd. 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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