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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Burbank
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Accounting, the Senior Financial Accounting Analyst (SFAA) will be responsible for various key functions that support the quarter-close and year-end close processes including but not limited to the analysis of programming costs, balance sheet reconciliations, and the preparation of Segment and Corporate Financial Reporting deliverables.

The purpose of this job is to be the day to day accounting lead in recording the $2.0bn+ of programming expenses for the ABC network. ABC licenses the rights to dozens of different Films and TV shows and this role will be accountable for payments and ensuring that the accounting transactions are posted for the end to end accounting life cycle as the costs of those licenses. The key objectives that this job needs to deliver include compliance with accounting standards for program expense recognition, timely payment of our commitments to suppliers, and advanced analytics to identify P&L variance analysis for programming expenses and insights in to the programming assets/liabilities and commitments. The team has implemented a new third party application (Mediamorph) to manage and support the contracts, payments, and costs recognition for our programming costs.

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. Walt Disney Television Controllership is dedicated to providing high quality information and services to our business partners. We support their 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.

The Enterprise Financial Services Programming Center of Excellence (CoE) supports all of The Walt Disney Companys broadcast and cable businesses. This department has responsibility to account for the programming costs for over 100 hundred channels across our ABC, FX Network, Freeform and Disney Channels Worldwide businesses. This part of the CoE team will be focused on the ABC network and will manage its commitments and payments to suppliers as well as the amortization of expenses for multiple titles a year. These range from third party shows such as the The Conners, Dancing With The Stars, and American Idol to internally licensed content from ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox TV such as Greys Anatomy and Modern Family. Undergraduate Degree

  • At least 3 years working in an accounting environment
  • Familiarity with Film and TV Accounting processes preferred e.g. amortization methods
  • Strong interest in TV business
  • CPA At least 3 years working in an accounting environment
    Strong Excel skills with ability to extract data, use pivot tables and leverage macros
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Positive can do attitude and supportive of change management initiatives
    Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls
    Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    Ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Program Amortization oversight of the amortization for all of ABCs acquired programming which should be managed using the new Mediamorph content costs system
  • Program payments ensure that accurate payments are made on a timely basis for all of the shows working in conjunction with Production Audit to verify amounts prior to payment
  • Quarter close reporting and analysis - prepare deliverables needed to support the quarter close including variance analysis, account analysis , including current/non-current classifications and commitment schedules as well as Tax related deliverablesResponsibilities : Walt Disney Television Controllership is dedicated to providing high quality information and services to our business partners. We support their 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.

    The Enterprise Financial Services Programming Center of Excellence (CoE) supports all of The Walt Disney Companys broadcast and cable businesses. This department has responsibility to account for the programming costs for over 100 hundred channels across our ABC, FX Network, Freeform and Disney Channels Worldwide businesses. This part of the CoE team will be focused on the ABC network and will manage its commitments and payments to suppliers as well as the amortization of expenses for multiple titles a year. These range from third party shows such as the The Conners, Dancing With The Stars, and American Idol to internally licensed content from ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox TV such as Greys Anatomy and Modern Family.Required Education : Undergraduate DegreePreferred Education : At least 3 years working in an accounting environment
    Strong Excel skills with ability to extract data, use pivot tables and leverage macros
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Positive can do attitude and supportive of change management initiatives
    Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls
    Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    Ability to succeed in a team environmentCompany Overview : English

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Burbank , Senior Financial Accounting Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Burbank, California

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