Senior Financial Systems Analyst (Ph)

Disney Glendale , AZ 85301

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

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 Senior Financial Systems Analyst (SFSA) Project Hire Planning & Reporting, will support the Business Intelligence Planning & Reporting for Enterprise Reporting, Studio, Direct To Consumer & International (DTCI), Disney ABC TV Group (DATG) and our enterprise financial systems (e.g. SAP, Business Warehouse, Business Objects, Cognos/TM1). They will build financial analysis and reporting tools through the implementation of business intelligence solutions. They will design and support the analysis and reporting process improvements, system enhancements, and transaction automation tools to meet segment needs.

Job Type

Full Time

Segment

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Category

Finance and Accounting

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large SAP installation

  • Minimum of 2 years working with SAP or other ERP systems reporting tools

  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization

  • Experience managing small to mid-sized projects

  • Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and enhancements

  • Proficient in MS Excel with VBA and macros

  • Proven history of building and maintaining excellent client service relationships

  • Proven ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions

  • Proven "team player" who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • High energy level; strong work ethic

  • Self-driven, independent thinker

  • Results-oriented, able to anticipate change and respond to client priorities with agility

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices

  • Established expertise in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems

  • Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Flexible, "special-projects" orientation coupled with solid ability to deliver on baseline client service obligations

  • Experience leading and championing change on projects of moderate scope and budget, involving localized teams whose success is dependent upon the management of potential risk factors, impacting a specific line of business

  • Experience working within a team of high performing financial professionals with focus on solving complex technical issues to achieve specified results within service level agreement (SLA) parameters, while providing a positive experience for customers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and confidently project a professional image that fosters relationship building and collaboration.

  • Ability to work independently on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision

Business

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience-Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent

  • PMP or other professional project management certification

  • Six Sigma certification

  • SAP BW Query Certified

  • Experienced in using the Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

  • Experience in using SAP or another ERP

  • Experience in using Business Objects and/or Cognos reporting tools

  • Experience developing end user training

  • Experience implementing financial processes and systems

  • Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Manager, Rational Team Concert, ALM)

Postal Code
91201

Preferred Education

  • Graduate Degree-Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Project Management, or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA, MIS),

Responsibilities

Strategic Focus: He/she will serve as a strategic business planning partner working with business process owners, business units and IT to formulate options to address specific reporting and analysis issues / requirements. The SFSA's key focus will be to support the reporting and transaction automation strategy and solutions for the Studio, DTCI, and DATG segments.

System Support/Maintenance: Provide ongoing Segment support for reporting enhancements/maintenance. This includes requirements gathering and maintenance. Coordinates/completes testing of enterprise & segment break fixes, enhancements, and upgrades and identifies segment specific impacts resulting from system changes. Communicates/trains segment specific impacts as needed.

Process/User Support: Provides support to finance and accounting system users and develops/delivers localized segment training as needed. Works with Segment Partners to understand and support their transaction processing, reporting process, and data needs. Provides technical support for SAP BW custom queries and complex Excel workbooks with VBA for the Studio, DTCI, and DATG segments.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in SAP, Excel with VBA and financial reporting (Cognos/TM1, Business Warehouse and Business Objects). This individual should be able to develop and deliver well laid out presentations, and tailor communication to fit varied audiences.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in query and report development, conducting process reviews and be familiar with current business analytics and finance process best practices and be able to work with various entities to streamline existing processes.

Job Description

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 Senior Financial Systems Analyst (SFSA) Project Hire Planning & Reporting, will support the Business Intelligence Planning & Reporting for Enterprise Reporting, Studio, Direct To Consumer & International (DTCI), Disney ABC TV Group (DATG) and our enterprise financial systems (e.g. SAP, Business Warehouse, Business Objects, Cognos/TM1). They will build financial analysis and reporting tools through the implementation of business intelligence solutions. They will design and support the analysis and reporting process improvements, system enhancements, and transaction automation tools to meet segment needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large SAP installation

  • Minimum of 2 years working with SAP or other ERP systems reporting tools

  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization

  • Experience managing small to mid-sized projects

  • Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and enhancements

  • Proficient in MS Excel with VBA and macros

  • Proven history of building and maintaining excellent client service relationships

  • Proven ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions

  • Proven "team player" who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills

  • High energy level; strong work ethic

  • Self-driven, independent thinker

  • Results-oriented, able to anticipate change and respond to client priorities with agility

  • Demonstrated track record of process improvements and desire to implement best practices

  • Established expertise in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, financial reporting, and financial systems

  • Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures

  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Flexible, "special-projects" orientation coupled with solid ability to deliver on baseline client service obligations

  • Experience leading and championing change on projects of moderate scope and budget, involving localized teams whose success is dependent upon the management of potential risk factors, impacting a specific line of business

  • Experience working within a team of high performing financial professionals with focus on solving complex technical issues to achieve specified results within service level agreement (SLA) parameters, while providing a positive experience for customers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and confidently project a professional image that fosters relationship building and collaboration.

  • Ability to work independently on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience-Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent

  • PMP or other professional project management certification

  • Six Sigma certification

  • SAP BW Query Certified

  • Experienced in using the Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

  • Experience in using SAP or another ERP

  • Experience in using Business Objects and/or Cognos reporting tools

  • Experience developing end user training

  • Experience implementing financial processes and systems

  • Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Manager, Rational Team Concert, ALM)

Preferred Education

  • Graduate Degree-Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Project Management, or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA, MIS),

Responsibilities

Strategic Focus: He/she will serve as a strategic business planning partner working with business process owners, business units and IT to formulate options to address specific reporting and analysis issues / requirements. The SFSA's key focus will be to support the reporting and transaction automation strategy and solutions for the Studio, DTCI, and DATG segments.

System Support/Maintenance: Provide ongoing Segment support for reporting enhancements/maintenance. This includes requirements gathering and maintenance. Coordinates/completes testing of enterprise & segment break fixes, enhancements, and upgrades and identifies segment specific impacts resulting from system changes. Communicates/trains segment specific impacts as needed.

Process/User Support: Provides support to finance and accounting system users and develops/delivers localized segment training as needed. Works with Segment Partners to understand and support their transaction processing, reporting process, and data needs. Provides technical support for SAP BW custom queries and complex Excel workbooks with VBA for the Studio, DTCI, and DATG segments.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in SAP, Excel with VBA and financial reporting (Cognos/TM1, Business Warehouse and Business Objects). This individual should be able to develop and deliver well laid out presentations, and tailor communication to fit varied audiences.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in query and report development, conducting process reviews and be familiar with current business analytics and finance process best practices and be able to work with various entities to streamline existing processes.


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