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Apply NowApply Later Job ID 765049BR Location Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China (Mainland) Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Aug. 26, 2020

Job Summary:

The Accountant is responsible for the accounting processes and reporting deliverables for Media line of business. The Accountant will liaise on a day to day basis with local and regional Finance, local business operations as well as the controllership teams in the US. The role is expected to have strong accounting technical knowledge and prior general ledger accounting experience. Scrutiny of subjective reserves and review of complex accounting is a core part of the job.

As part of regional controllership team, the role is expected to have a good understanding of the business (including commercial interpretation of business events). The role also requires strong analytical and review skills.

The role requires a general understanding of taxation principles (both direct taxes and indirect taxes) and legal principles (especially contract law).

The role needs strong communication skills and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment. The role is expected to have regular and independent communication with management, peers in finance and other functions / business.


  • Prepare and record all general ledger entries in accordance with accounting standards and company policies.
  • Preparation of financial reports such as BS and P&L fluctuation analysis
  • Perform monthly and quarterly closing and follow up on the long-time outstanding item.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly balance sheet reviews and follow up on the long-time outstanding item.
  • Analysing complex financial reports and records
  • Work closely with finance and business teams to ensure all the transactions have been captured properly.
  • Work with US controllership team for quarterly deliverables and variance analysis.
  • Understand company-wide accounting policies and apply relevant policies appropriately.
  • Identify and drive areas of improvement within current processes with aim of maintaining the current high standard of service provided.
  • Any other internal reports required by different stakeholders.
  • Assist with internal and external audit.
  • Might coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
  • Supporting management and wider finance team on any ad-hoc duties or projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or related major
  • Solid Knowledge of both USGAAP and IFRS
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • 2 years of finance or accounting experience with at least 1 year in GL accounting
  • Experience in working with both Big 4 audit firms and multinational company is preferred
  • Solid Microsoft suite skills, especially Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and review skills and a critical thinking mind set
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities and perform job responsibilities accurately
  • Able to identify the opportunity for continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated and can work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork ability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment where priorities must be continually re-evaluated and adapted as possible

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 Asia Pacific Shared Business Services (Shanghai) Company Limited, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, family status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental 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. 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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