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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

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Glendale, CA

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At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Enterprise Controllership Organization is dedicated to providing high quality information and services to our business partners. We support our business partners’ decision-making process while earning their confidence and respect by efficiently reporting and maintaining accurate and timely financial data. Our vision is to be the global leader in providing financial and technical expertise. We promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology while maintaining a fun environment.

Reporting to the Manager of Production Accounting, the Senior Financial Accounting Analyst (SFAA) will be responsible mainly for Lucas production and distribution accounting and reporting. The SFAA will be involved in the quarter close and year-end close processes including but not limited to the analysis of production costs, distribution revenue, and overhead expenses for Lucas, balance sheet reconciliations, and the preparation of Studio Financial Reporting deliverables. The SFAA will have the opportunity to participate in production audits (Live Action/Marvel/Lucas) at various filming locations. In addition, the SFAA will work with our Finance counterparts to help ensure that all financial statements are in accordance with US GAAP and to provide accounting support, where needed. This role will also work closely with other internal Disney divisions, including Corporate Controllership, Treasury, and Tax.

Responsibilities :

Liaise with business partners for all accounting inquiries including providing technical accounting guidance for new business initiatives

Review and analyze financial statements for Lucas Studio Production and Distribution business units in order to ensure accuracy and completeness of the financial statements

Prepare financial statements and variance analysis on a quarterly basis for balance sheet and income statement

Prepare key quarterly and year-end financial reporting deliverables including margin analysis and footnote disclosures

Prepare monthly development and production spending packages for accuracy and provide explanations for any significant variances

Record monthly distribution cash statements and prepare various quarterly accruals

Participate in production audits at various filming locations

Prepare various account reconciliations:

Accounts Receivable

Prepaid Assets

Film Inventory

Accounts Payable

Work on various ad-hoc reporting and projects for Senior Management

Prepare and submit requests related to SOX compliance, tax, and quarter/year-end financial audits

Establish an environment of continuous improvement to identify, develop and implement process changes to increase accuracy of our financial records or forecast, and efficiency of our processes

Basic Qualifications :

Effective communication skills (written & verbal)

Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls

Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Ability to succeed in a team environment

Customer-service oriented

Strong problem solving skills

Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently

Excellent organization skills

Ability to manage competing priorities

Ability to analyze and resolve issues from multiple stakeholders

3-4 years accounting experience, preferably in both public and private accounting

Preferred Qualifications :

CPA or CPA candidate preferred

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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