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Manager, Financial Systems

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Glendale
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Disney Financial Systems, you will team with the best in the business to create and build in one of the most innovative teams in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of The Walt Disney Company, the forward-thinkers at Financial Systems constantly pursue new ideas and cutting-edge technologies to help The Walt Disney Company's many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. - An opportunity exists to support this dynamic organization as Manager, Financial Systems in the Disney Financial Systems team based in Burbank, CA.The Manager of Financial Systems will project manage a number of business initiatives including but not limited to new business integration, continuous improvements in systems and processes, and financial systems modernization efforts. - This role will need to leverage knowledge in finance and technology in order to partner with our finance and business stakeholders in evaluating business objectives and needs, current operational procedures and financial systems used to formulate and successfully execute the roadmap for finance and systems transformation into the future.The ideal candidate should have a strong accounting/finance and project management background. - He/ She will oversee all aspects of the project life cycle including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure of the project. - He/ She should have proven history of building and maintaining excellent client service relationships, interact and partner with all levels of management to help drive collaborative business decisions, strong leadership experience to direct and mentor teams to meet objectives, excellent communication skills, work in a fast-paced environment, and adaptable to business priority changes with ease.ResponsibilitiesProject Management

  • Liaises with IT to drive system enhancements, upgrades and modifications across multiple process areas and segments; ensures architecture supports business requirements
  • Manages multiple complex projects covering multiple process areas (e.g. Project systems, GL).
  • Leads the design, resource management, implementation and support of finance system solutions for each Segment and the Enterprise
    • Effectively communicates with management, stakeholders, subject matter experts and project team members.
    • Assists in developing project infrastructure for team (i.e. templates, project management methodology and execution)
    • Develops project plans with specific goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans and allotment of resources for each phase of the project.
    • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule
    • Monitors project results against objectives, milestones and scope.
    • Develops solution testing, training and communication.
    • Obtains project signoff of completion and appropriately close-out.Strategy
      • Defines and drives long term strategy for Disney Financial Systems and related processes within their process areas
      • Implements strategic plans participating in the selection of methods, tools, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
      • Leverages synergy opportunities across functions and businesses
      • Makes sound business decisions that balance competing priorities
      • Serves as a strategic business planning partner working with business units (within each Segment and across the Enterprise) and IT to formulate enhancement options to address specific functional issues / requirements
      • Develops Strategy for obtaining/analyzing metrics to identify trends, process/system opportunities and recommends corrective action
      • Recommends and implements process improvement/reengineering initiativesLeadership
        • Promotes teamwork both internally and externally
        • Manages team resources and ensure they are utilized appropriately
        • Provides challenging work assignments and development opportunities
        • Supports productivity and morale of the team
        • Ability to positively confront issues and resolve conflict with sound judgment
        • Ability to define a clear vision and motivate others to embrace change
        • Plan and develop potential successorsBasic Qualifications
          • Minimum of 10 years work experience with financial or accounting, preferably in a large SAP installation
          • Minimum 5 years of staff management experience
          • Experience working for large company and within a matrix organization
          • Demonstrated technical proficiency in managing projects of medium to large scale 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 organizationPreferred 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 trainingRequired Education
              • Bachelor's Degree
              • Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business, or a related fieldPreferred Education
                • Graduate Degree
                • Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, or a related field (e.g., MAC, MBA, MIS)

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company, Glendale , Manager, Financial Systems, Executive , Glendale, Arizona

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