Senior Manager, Financial Systems at The Walt Disney Company in Glendale, CA

Job Summary: At Disney Financial Systems, you'll team with the best in the business to create and build in one of the most innovative systems team in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of The Walt Disney Company, the forward-thinkers at Financial Systems constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help The Walt Disney 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. The ideal candidate should have a strong project management, accounting, financial planning background and have extensive experience in reporting tools e.g., Cognos/TM1, SAP Business Objects, Tableau. And have experience in financial system implementations at a Corporate, Segment, or Business Unit level. This candidate should possess deep subject matter expertise with financial planning and modeling of P&L, B/S, workforce planning and allocations models. Expert knowledge in building and sourcing complex master data and hierarchies and creating business analytics/modeling capabilities for various organizational teams. The candidate should also be able to communicate at an executive level and manage large scale enterprise projects with multiple complex and concurrent work streams. Responsibilities: The Senior Manager of Financial Systems (SMFS) will: Support the Forecasting & Planning (F&P) and Controllership reporting, process, data, technology planning projects and systems. Serve as a strategic business partner, business units and technology teams to formulate new platform solutions, direct the enhancement roadmap to existing solutions and help architect the vision of the future. Lead a team in the budgeting, design, evaluation, and implementation of planning and reporting projects. Own the performance management and close reporting programs at an enterprise level and be empowered with budget and resource allocation oversight. Provide support to finance and accounting executives to help design the overall planning and reporting strategy for the enterprise. Basic Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years management experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large SAP installation Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated expertise and technical proficiency in report design and build. Working knowledge in using reporting tools like Hyperion Essbase or Cognos/TM1 tools (CAF , CWA, Report Studio Reports) or other BI related tools. Demonstrated technical proficiency in managing projects at an enterprise scale (> 1 year & > $1 million) and implemented change initiatives as a technical expert within a specified product or process area Experience in service delivery in a high performing customer service and support organization Experience in managing budgets and resource allocations. Ability to be dynamic and fluid to meet changing business priorities Strong understanding of financial systems, processes and enhancements Established expertise in financial operations, financial controls, GAAP accounting, and financial reporting Proven ability to interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions Charismatic, dynamic leader and effective manager, with a history of leading by example and mentoring teams to meet high profile goals High energy level; strong work ethic 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. Understanding of general ledger, hierarchies and data structures Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen Experience in directing the accounting and reporting of a highly complex, diverse, international, multi-location financial organization Excellent project management skills Flexible, special-projects orientation coupled with solid ability to deliver on baseline client service obligations Experience leading and advocating 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 with direct/in-direct management of 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 Experience with direct/in-direct management of high performing customer service and support organization with demonstrated expertise in reporting and analyzing metrics and driving resulting improvements in service levels Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to succinctly convey relevant information across multiple levels of the organization and project a professional image that fosters relationship building and collaboration. Ability to work on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision Preferred Qualifications: Experience leading managers/supervisors Expertise with complex integrated financial planning models that consists of labor/headcount, overhead, P&L, and inter/intra-allocations Knowledge of GL based financial consolidation, eliminations, and reporting for quarter closes Experience in using SAP or another ERP Experience in using Business Objects, Tableau, and/or Cognos reporting tools Experience using systems designed to manage issues, changes and testing (e.g. Service Now, Rational Team Concert, ALM) CPA or CMA license, or equivalent PMP or other professional project management certification Six Sigma certification Required Education Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field Preferred Education Graduate Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Information Systems or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA or MIS)Salary Range: $200K -- $250K Minimum QualificationAccounting, Corporate Finance

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