• Senior Financial Analyst, Publishing

    The Walt Disney CompanyOrlando, FL 32830

    Job #1688097073

  • Job Summary:

    Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts to apps, books, console games and much more. The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, leading retail and e-commerce businesses - Disney store and ~~~ - as well as renowned artists, storytellers and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

    Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning Learning and Storytelling content for Disney, Marvel, Lucas and own-created brands, which fuels both DPEP and TWDC. It is considered the largest children's publishing brand in the world.

    The Publishing Finance team is seeking a motivated Senior Financial Analyst to support the FP&A and ad hoc analysis functions of the vertical businesses within Disney Publishing Worldwide.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support planning across key business cycles: Annual Operating Plan, Long-Term Strategic Plan, Monthly Forecasts and Monthly/Quarterly Close, including the preparation of presentations to Publishing and DPEP Executive teams and financial deliverables to Disney Publishing Global teams

    • Support all aspects of the P&L, including revenues, costs and managed operating income as well as inventory management of the vertical businesses globally

    • Be the key Finance liaison to editorial and production teams and review title acquisition and Call-to-Print P&Ls

    • Perform ad-hoc benchmark reporting and deep dive analysis to support business growth strategies

    • Maintain and streamline current financial reports, and develop new tools to provide business insights and enable decision support for both Finance and Operations

    • Utilize multiple systems and tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, TM1, Cognos and SAP

    • Drive efficiency through process improvements, including constant update, revision and creation of financial models, templates and planning process

    • Report directly to a Finance Manager

    Basic Qualifications:

    • 3+ years of Financial, Planning & Analysis work experience

    • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deliverable timeline

    • Solid analytical and problem solving skills

    • Proficiency in MS applications, specially Excel and PowerPoint; prior experience with COGNOS and SAP preferred

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow drivers

    • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and prioritize work with tight deadlines

    • Able to work autonomously, take directions and inputs from partners locally and remotely

    • Willingness to take on initiatives and learn new systems and applications

    • Be a team player and build strong relationships across Finance teams, lines of business and Publishing community

    Required Education

    • Bachelors Degree

    Preferred Education

    • Bachelors in Finance, economics, or Accounting

    Job ID: 824873BR

    Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

    Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Products

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