Senior Manager, Financial Systems

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Glendale, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 29, 2024
Manager, Staff, Senior
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Work from office
Full Time
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About the Role & Team

At Disney Financial Systems, you will team with the best in the business to create and build one of the most innovative teams in any industry! Uniquely we are positioned at the center of The Walt Disney Company, the forward-thinkers in Financial Systems constantly pursue new insights and innovative technologies to help the businesses we support drive value.

An opportunity exists to join our dynamic organization as Senior Manager Financial Systems responsible for the Record to Consolidate functions. This role will report to the Director, Financial Systems. Come join us and be part of this dynamic team!

What You Will Do

As the Senior Manager Financial Systems, you will help define and drive long term strategy and improvements for Disney Financial Systems and related processes within the Record to Consolidate process areas. Implement and lead strategic plans and participate in the selection of methods, tools, techniques, and evaluation criteria required to achieve desired results. Develop strategies for acquiring and analyzing metrics to identify trends, process/system opportunities and recommend corrective action.

You must have a strong accounting/finance and project management background. Have extensive experience in SAP and with the Record to Consolidate financial processes. Be familiar with current best practices and new technological trends to be able to work with various teams to streamline existing processes. In support of projects and initiatives of the organization, the Sr. Manager will work with cross functional teams to lead, coordinate, and advise on all aspects of the project life cycle including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, developing training and communication solutions, and ensure closure and completion projects. In addition, the position will build and maintain excellent partner and client relationships, interact, and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions.

The ideal candidate, will have a proven history of demonstrating effective leadership and can advise and mentor teams to meet objectives, showcase excellent communication skills, and can work in a fast-paced environment while adapting to business priority changes with ease. They will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of a high performing team ensuring accountability of deliverables, promote strategic innovative thinking to achieve common goals as a team, and focus on professional development of team members.

Required Qualifications & Skills
  • 10+ years work experience with financial or accounting
  • 5+ years of staff management experience
  • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization
  • Exhibit the ability to lead, mentor and develop versatile teams
  • Serve as the primary business process and system functionality subject matter expert to assist organization in optimizing, standardizing, and improving system solutions and business processes
  • Understand how operational and financial decisions impact the financial statements, including impacts to GAAP and SEC reporting and internal controls
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in leading projects of medium to large scale and implement change initiatives as a technical expert within a specified product or process area
  • Facilitate scope definition, and high-level planning, discovery, and estimation workshops for projects with cross-functional teams
  • Quantify cost factors to deliver project results including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency
  • Capture key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities
  • Skillfully lead and drive cross-functional projects, and individual project tracks of large programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered timely and on-budget
  • Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control
  • Collaborate with cross subject area team members to validate project assumptions, review project plans with leadership and ensure accurate documentation of scope of work
  • Demonstrate concise and clear written and verbal communication skills with the ability to actively listen to other points of view, adapt messaging based on audience, influence and effectively articulate thoughts to internal and external partners
  • Work independently on self -directed and assigned tasks under moderate direction and supervision
  • Anticipate and recognize changing environments and adapt in a responsive and effective way delivering quality service to clients

Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA or CMA license, or equivalent
  • PMP or other professional project management certification
  • Six Sigma certification
  • 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


Bachelor's Degree - Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related field

Preferred Education

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

The hiring range for this position in Glendale is $163,200.00 to $199,400.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.