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Assistant Manager, Account Payable

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 751780BR Location Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China (Mainland); , China (Mainland) Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Mar. 03, 2020

Job Summary:

This role provides direct leadership for a team of 7+ individuals responsible for providing excellent customer service to LOB and Market Finance teams in the APAC region. The Assistant Manager will supervise and review team members supporting the accounts payable, including management of vendor master, accounts payable process compliance and management of tax obligations. Partner with key stakeholders and Disney Worldwide Shared Services (DWSS) resources to drive continuous improvement, increase productivity, lower costs, and improve cash flow on behalf of The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney International. This position works closely with Cash and Banking, Corporate Treasury, and other key disbursement partners throughout TWDC. Position reports directly to the Manager, Accounts Payable.


  • Coaching, mentoring and performance management of team members
  • Manage team work allocation and prioritization
  • Support Casual Buyers, stakeholders and suppliers within the APAC region
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable statutory regulations and Company policies/procedures, as they relate to the areas of accounts payable
  • Ensure Service Level Agreement requirements are met
  • Build and manage strong key stakeholder relationships with LOB and Market Finance teams, Sourcing and Procurement, Corporate Tax and external vendors
  • Build and foster an environment where all team members and points of view are respected and valued
  • Encourage direct reports to continually invest in building mutually beneficial working relationships with key internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Analyze inquiry data to proactively identify and communicate process improvement opportunities to reduce/eliminate defects
  • Drive, execute, and deliver ongoing process improvements to increase productivity, lower costs, and improve payables related cash flow within the APAC lines of business
  • Address LOB/Market escalations, as necessary
  • Perform monthly reconciliation approvals
  • Special projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related major
  • Written and verbal English fluency
  • 4 years Accounts Payable, Travel/Expense Management, Finance, Accounting or equivalent experience with a large-scale, multi-national employer
  • 2 years’ experience leading teams
  • Experience working in a shared services environment
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • SAP system knowledge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or equivalent preferred
  • MBA, Master’s of Accountancy or equivalent preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Access, MS Visio, and MS Project
  • Six Sigma or similar quality certification
  • Entertainment and Media experience
  • User knowledge of SharePoint
  • Experience managing staff in a multicultural environment

Additional Information:


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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