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Senior Financial Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 564712BR Location Shanghai Municipality, China (Mainland) Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Sep. 06, 2018

Job Summary:

The role is accountable for managing and driving improvements in financial processes, controls, systems and reporting necessary to support the financial planning, operations, analysis and business insights for the Disney Consumer Products Licensing 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 quarterly forecast, annual budget and five-year strategic planning
  • Build and manage forecast models, analytics tools, and templates for licensing 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 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, coordinating with SAS (Shared Accounting Service).
  • 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, Finance, and category team to develop appropriate models for assessing new business opportunities and establishing performance measures for functional organizations and category team.
  • Analyse performance (tracking revenue & expenses regularly) and provide variance explanations and recommendations for operations.
  • Support cost savings initiatives and track and report projected/actual savings
  • Help to create, distribute and consolidate ad hoc local market submissions

Basic Qualifications:

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred a plus
  • Experience working with financial IT systems
  • Experience working with SAP/BW and Cognos Reporting a plus
  • Financial modelling and analysis
  • Process improvement implementation
  • Financial reporting
  • Project management
  • Template creation and consolidation
  • Application of financial and accounting principles
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent qualification or experience

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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