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Financial Analyst (Corporate & Animation)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 689976BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted Jul. 24, 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 (Corporate & Animation) role provides an interesting combination of detailed accounting and financial planning responsibilities. You would be responsible for preparing journal entries while also participating in the forecasting and budgeting processes. This individual builds solid working relationships with our Corporate Shared Services, Animation Production Finance, and Media Networks partners and develops insightful financial analyses to support decision-making and accurate reporting.

If you enjoy working closely with finance professionals and operational department heads, 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.


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

  • Actively participate in the recurring forecast, Annual Operating Plan, and Long Range Plan, including data entry into TM1, budget reconciliations, and preparation of schedules and deliverables

  • Partner with operational department heads to build and review budgets, analyzing areas for potential savings

  • Research and document variances between forecast and actual results

  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations with the appropriate supporting documentation

  • Assist in detailed review of accounts payable invoices, ensuring accuracy and completeness of data and appropriate controls in place

  • Work closely with counterparts at Disney to gather and provide financial information and analysis

  • Support cost center managers with the purchasing process by providing coding, interfacing with Disney Procurement and monitoring goods receipts

  • Provide assistance in resolving inquiries for assigned functional areas

  • Support efforts for process improvements

  • 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:

  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • 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

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a broad accounting or finance role

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

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

Lucasfilm Animation 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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