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APAC Controller

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 841021BR Location Shanghai, Mainland China Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 10, 2021

Job Summary:

Overall Purpose of the Role
Primary accountability and responsibility for the Controllership and Accounting functions for The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) APAC.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Lead a large team, fostering a diverse and inclusive team culture, providing controllership and accounting support to all lines of business across the APAC region
  • Lead and support all financial reporting activities for the TWDC APAC ensuring compliance with all relevant accounting and reporting requirements
  • Ensure TWDC control standards and Sarbanes Oxley requirements are adhered to with appropriate financial controls in place for all relevant financial processes and systems
  • Pursue and support organizational and technology initiatives to achieve wider financial objectives of Enterprise Financial Services, ensuring optimal deployment of resource
  • Partner with APAC leadership (i.e. Heads of Finance, Business & Functional Leaders) to ensure Controllership team is delivering upon customer needs and expectations
  • Partner effectively with Global Shared Services Leadership and provide direction as required to Shared Services teams supporting the APAC region
  • Review, analyze and provide required context to Senior Executives on the financial performance of TWDC APAC and underlying lines of business on an ongoing basis
  • Provide guidance, direction and advice to Senior Executives on all controllership and accounting related matters for TWDC APAC
Areas of Accountability
  • Accountable to International Controller, Financial Reporting & Tax and Heads of Finance, APAC
  • Manage overhead budget of Controllership and Accounting functions
Experience, Professional Qualifications & Skills
  • Qualified accountant (ideally CPA or equivalent) with strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • 12+ years of finance/accounting experience
  • Experience in leading a large and diverse team across multiple locations
  • Both an effective and collaborative communicator who can lead through influence
Competencies Required
Thinks Strategically
 Envisions an inspiring future direction
 Leverages synergy opportunities across functions and businesses
 Makes sound business decisions that balance competing priorities
 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
 Facilitates win-win situations
 Resolves conflicts effectively
 Interacts well with people who have different backgrounds and work styles
Communicates Effectively
 Obtains full engagement through inspiring communications
 Provides appropriate rationale and context to drive commitment
 Effectively persuades others to support ideas and plans
 Tailors messages appropriately to the audience
 Invites diverse points of view
 Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding
 Conveys relevant information in a candid and timely manner
Drives Results
 Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans
 Develops appropriate metrics to assess business performance
 Manages projects, processes and resources to produce desired outcomes
 Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards
 Achieves high levels of customer satisfaction
 Analyzes problems effectively and takes action to resolve
 Uses technology to facilitate better results
 Keeps commitments
 Analyzes data and information to drive decisions
Inspires Creativity and Innovation
 Proactively looks for new opportunities
 Facilitates the exchange of ideas and creation of new ones
 Transfers ideas and successes across boundaries
 Challenges the status quo
 Conceives creative ideas to solve problems or meet objectives
Champions Change
 Articulates a compelling business case for change
 Builds commitment to change
 Coaches others through change
 Supports new initiatives
 Demonstrates flexibility in response to changes
 Remains productive despite uncertainty
Builds Teams
 Provides appropriate direction, resources and environment needed for success
 Proactively recruits, retains and develops a diverse range of talented people
 Provides challenging work assignments and developmental opportunities
 Addresses performance issues and takes appropriate action
 Recognizes and rewards the achievements of others
 Strengthens others through mentoring and feedback
 Supports productivity and morale of the team
Exhibits Professional Excellence
 Pursues excellence with integrity, passion and courage
 Sets a good example for others
 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 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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