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Financial Reporting Analyst

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Department/Group Description:
Financial Reporting is the organization within the Controllership that leads and facilitates the segment's financial reporting processes, including the production of all deliverables and supporting analysis for SEC reporting and segment management reporting. In addition, the team has direct responsibility over the financial statement consolidation of the individual financial reporting processes for business areas within the parks and resorts segment. Specifically, the Revenue Reporting Team prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-to-date financial statements and analyzes variances to forecast, plan, and prior year for admissions, room rentals, merchandise, F&B, participant income and other revenue producing lines of business. Typical responsibilities of a Financial Reporting Analyst include completing recurring monthly financial reporting deliverables, quarter-end tasks, and other projects as assigned by Management.
Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Assist in the implementation of new revenue initiatives which can include system configuration, product configuration, and testing requirements

  • Support the ongoing maintenance of the admissions revenue recognition systems through various tasks including but not limited to: system testing, product configuration, & variance research

  • Assist with compliance with revenue recognition rules, SOX guidelines, and various control and compliance procedures related to revenue recognition systems, admissions product configuration, and system testing

  • Design and drive innovative new initiatives to increase efficiency and quality of financial reporting and controls through streamlining processes and automation

    Job Summary and Purpose:
    The Financial Reporting Analyst is an integral part of the Revenue Reporting team and is responsible for supporting ticketing system implementation and ongoing maintenance. This position requires a professional that is highly motivated and a self-starter. This individual must be able to develop professional relationships with various business partners, analyze and decipher accounting data to accurately review the department's reporting obligations. They must be able to identify problems and develop innovative solutions to further efforts toward continuous process improvements. In addition, they must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and be able to perform a variety of tasks under time pressure and strict deadlines. This is an exciting opportunity for an accounting professional to utilize their expertise in a challenging, rewarding, and creative environment while gaining valuable experience in a unique and highly visible role.
    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 1-3 years accounting experience

    • Proactive, highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter, and a champion of change

    • Moderate understanding of general Finance and Accounting processes (including internal controls) to ensure financial integrity and control requirements are met (including SOX compliance)

    • Ability to proactively identify and triage potential financial issues and utilize effective "storytelling" to present complex analyses in a simplified format to engage and influence the audience persuasively, articulately, and with full command of the topic

    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with a natural sense of curiosity

    • Ability to plan and prioritize tasks, work independently, and appropriately handle highly confidential information

    • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, interpersonal skills, and teamwork/partnering ability including the ability to work on cross-functional teams

    • Ability to be flexible with work schedule

      Preferred Experience

      • Experience with project work including transformation efforts, system implementations, efficiency efforts, etc.

      • Experience performing testing efforts to validate financial requirements

      • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously with very strict adherence to deadlines

      • Moderate technical proficiency in Business Intelligence software such as Business Objects, Business Warehouse, MicroStrategy, Tableau, & Power BI

      • Basic understanding of VBA, SQL, and database design

        Job Responsibilities and Duties:

        • 85% Ticketing System Support including requirements gathering, system testing, data management, system monitoring, product development support, and issue research and resolution.

        • 15% Identifies and creates process improvements and efficiencies in everyday work streams

          Job ID: 10066256
          Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida
          Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
          The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company, Orlando , Financial Reporting Analyst, Professions , Orlando, Florida

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