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Senior Financial Analyst, Disney English

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 678474BR Location Shanghai Municipality, China (Mainland) Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 17, 2019

Job Summary:

The Finance Analyst/Senior Finance Analyst is accountable for assisting improvements in financial processes, controls, systems and reporting necessary to support the financial planning, operations, analysis and business insights for the Disney English business in China.

We are looking for an individual with an innate curiosity, high sense of ownership, able to quickly adapt to change and challenges, team player with sound business judgment.



Financial Operations
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly rolling forecast, annual budget and five-year strategic planning
  • Build and manage forecast models, analytics tools, and templates for Disney English business.
  • Manage and deliver financial forecast submissions through to multiple enterprise planning systems
  • Manage quarterly accruals process and help deliver forecast/close variance explanations and submission templates
  • Help with the preparation of management presentations as and when required, i.e. budgets, forecasts, business updates
Financial Systems & Controls
  • Drive and manage planning/reporting system improvements, partnering with IT to upgrade and enhance existing tools as well as create and deploy new productivity solutions
  • Manage all financial data hierarchies and attributions ensuring systems are aligned and reporting is accurate
  • Create new KPI tools, resources and processes to drive business process efficiencies, consistency and accuracy
Financial Reporting and Business Insights
  • Prepare all monthly and quarterly reports & schedules required for submission to Regional and Global Finance
  • Closely monitor quarter-end and year-end closing deliverables, ensuring timely preparation and accurate submission of templates
  • Ensure reporting is timely, accurate and suitably tailored to the audience/stakeholders
  • Manage and drive improvements in all on-going financial and management reporting
  • Work with Finance Managers, Director and business teams to develop appropriate models for assessing business opportunities and risks and establish performance measures for Disney English centers and different functional departments
  • Analyze performance (tracking revenue, expenses & KPIs regularly) and provide variance explanations and recommendations for operations
  • Perform ad hoc duties and financial analysis to support management team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent qualification
  • 2~3 years’ working experience
  • CPA or big four working experience is a plus
  • Experience working with Salesforce, SAP/BW and/or Cognos Reporting is a plus
  • Financial modelling, analysis and reporting experience
  • Process improvement implementation
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Template creation and consolidation
  • Application of financial and accounting principles
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

Thinks Strategically
  • Identifies key business opportunities and challenges
  • Stays current on business issues, industry trends, and technology advances

Builds Relationships
  • Engages colleagues across the organization to optimize performance
  • Manages the needs of diverse stakeholders
  • Interacts well with people who have different backgrounds and work styles

Communicates Effectively
  • Ensures communication is clear and concise
  • Tailors messages appropriately to the audience
  • Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding
  • Conveys relevant information in a candid and timely manner

Drives Results
  • Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards
  • Achieves high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Analyses problems effectively and takes action to resolve
  • Keeps commitments
  • Analyses data and information to drive decisions

Inspires Creativity and Innovation
  • Facilitates the exchange of ideas and creation of new ones
  • Conceives creative ideas to solve problems or meet objectives

Champions Change
  • Supports new initiatives
  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to changes

Exhibits Professional Excellence
  • Pursues excellence with integrity, passion and courage
  • Shows consistency in words and actions
  • Learns from personal and organizational experiences
  • Strives for self-improvement
  • Maintains composure under pressure
  • Earns the trust and respect of colleagues, partners and customers
  • Treats others with respect

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 The Walt Disney Company (China) Limited, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Specific benefits vary between different roles and may be adjusted according to company policy. Shanghai Disney Resort does not charge a fee to submit job applications and has not authorized any individual or company to charge to do so. Please always check our official channels or platforms for the most relevant recruitment information.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, family status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, intellectual or physical disability, pregnancy, nationality/ethnicity, migrant worker status, carrier of infectious diseases status, or any other category of persons to the extent provided by law. The “Equal Employment Opportunity” in this policy extends, but is not limited, to recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff/ termination, rate of pay, and other forms of compensation, education, and training.

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