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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst

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Job ID 519874BR Job Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Category Finance and Accounting
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The Production Financial Services (PFS) Senior Financial Accounting Analyst position is within the Disney Enterprise Financial Services team supporting ESPN. In this position, you will provide real-time financial analysis and decision support services to production and remote operations clients. You will also complete budget forecasting, accounting and production tracking for Remote sporting events and Studio shows. And you’ll calculate and record monthly accruals and provide strategic operational support
Responsibilities
  • Conduct special and ongoing analyses of such activities as budgeting, forecasting, program cost tracking, and cost trending for assigned tasks, events and/or sports.
  • Create the rationale and conduct analyses that support strategic decisions and proactive planning for events and/or sports.
  • Research and prepare cost estimates for program acquisitions or new shows.
  • Extend analysis to support decisions and define impact of various actions.
  • Research and identify industry trends related to the costs associated with assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Make recommendations on opportunities to operate efficiently and provide cost impact of alternative scenarios.
  • Record closing journal entries, variance summaries, account reconciliations and applicable financial reporting.
  • Prepare or participate in the compliance of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and initiatives.
  • Maintain and perform financial analysis of data reported and created in SAP and NCS.
  • Prepare annual tax reporting schedules, if requested.Assist in special projects as needed based on reporting needs.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of applicable experience in a related subject matter field. Public accounting experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles
  • Financial modeling
  • Strong analytical skills required along with the ability to properly communicate analysis to various organizations levels
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to prepare and present information to support decision making
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and a willingness to embrace and adapt to an ever-changing environment and work situation
  • Must have exceptional Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills and be proficient in Word
Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA preferred
  • SAP experience a plus
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
Preferred Education
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or MBA preferred
Company Overview
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.


Additional Information
ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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