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Financial Analyst, Walt Disney Imagineering

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 605134BR Location Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Business Shanghai Disney Resort Date posted Nov. 22, 2018

Job Summary:

Provide leadership and analytic expertise to a project delivery team. Maintain accurate financial information and develop financial models for use in financial and trend analyses. Have comprehensive understanding of the business with ability to effectively communicate financial issues and present business results, identify opportunities, and evaluate and recommend optimal solutions to issues. Must work collaboratively with colleagues, partners and third parties, as well as, exert influence to deliver results. Possess solid understanding of finance principles and practices and ensure that effective controls are in place to comply with all company financial policies and guidelines


  • Maintain accurate financial information and develop basic financial models for performance and trend analysis
  • Identify financial issues and present analyses in a format that clearly communicates results for management evaluation
  • Understand accounting impacts to areas of responsibility that could affect financial performance
  • Interface and build rapport with project /department team members, management, and internal/external customers
  • Ensure compliance with Company financial policies
  • Analyze complex journal entries which can have a significant impact
  • Develop alternatives/proposals for process improvements
  • May provide direction/supervision to Associate Analysts and/or Financial Associates
  • Adherence to personnel policies and all Company handbooks
  • Project Controller for one or more small projects
  • Work with the project team to establish budgets and costing strategies
  • Setup and maintenance of WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)
  • Approve project commitments and audit project activity
  • Work with project team to maintain EFC’s (estimated final costs)
  • Maintain Cost Center and Standard Labor Rate
  • Review the invoice payment process
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis management (e.g. cash flow analysis and forecasting, completion cost reporting, AOP)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing computer applications and must have a conceptual understanding of integrated financial systems
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other business or quantitative equivalent
  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in a financial related field
  • Possess an understanding of financial controls (e.g., budgeting, forecasting)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business acumen and GAAP
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency within a Windows environment with spreadsheets, databases and presentation software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop pro formas, NPV and IRR analyses
  • Able to create and effectively present complex financial analyses
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to work in a flexible team environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously and multiple functional disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drive for Results
  • Relator/Relationship
  • Professionalism/Ethics
  • Responsibility/Credibility
  • Technical/Mastery
  • Bachelor degree or CPA/ACCA
  • Demonstrated analytical use of a GL software (i.e. SAP, Oracle)
  • Project/construction accounting experience
  • Theme park/attractions construction experience

Additional Information:

Keyword: SHDRProfessional

About Shanghai Disney Resort:

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, is a place where friends and families can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity and adventure. The resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park; two themed hotels; Disneytown, a large shopping, dining and entertainment district; a Broadway-style theatre; Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. Shanghai Disney Resort Cast Members provide world-class service to guests, and the resort brings classic Disney stories and characters to life with authentic cultural touches and themes tailored specifically for the people of China. Shanghai Disney Resort offers something for everyone – thrilling adventures, lush gardens where guests can relax together and enriching interactive experiences.

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 Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Shanghai Disney Resort.

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