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The Walt Disney Company Financial Accounting Analyst (IA) in Celebration, Florida

The Financial Accounting Analyst will provide excellent customer service to business units by examining the project source Accounting and Engineering documents, performing the analysis and allocation of cost into Fixed Assets following US GAAP Accounting Rules, Federal and State Tax regulations and Disney Corporate Policy. They will assist the Fixed Assets Accountants on the execution of Accounting transactions to record the Fixed Assets, allocate the cost based on Accounting transactions and performing Accounting transactions associated to the asset retirements, transfers and modifications in accordance with US GAAP, Disney Policy and Tax Regulations.

This position is responsible for performing the analyses of project Accounting and Engineering source documents. They will perform Accounting Asset segregation following US GAAP rules, Tax Regulations and Disney Corporate Policy for a $2B+ a year spending performed by Legal Entities across US. The analysis and Accounting segregation performed by this position has a direct impact on the Enterprise Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statements as well as a direct impact into the Tax deductions and property tax payments performed by Corporate Tax.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform cost segregation on large and complex projects with multiple asset components.

  • Travel to domestic locations as required to lead property walk throughs and meet with project managers.

  • Partner with Property Tax to coordinate fulfilment of audit documentation requests and questions.

  • Lead meetings with management to address accounting/company policy guidance.

  • Understand technical/engineering aspects of assets to clarify or challenge associated costs.

  • Perform review of peer or lowered-tier staff work products.

  • Train/coach new/lowered-tier staff.

  • Prepare quarterly account reconciliations and CapEx reports – Complex.

  • Ensure compliance with Corporate Policies.

  • Respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with BU management.

Required Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of experience working in Accounting

  • Experience working in Fixed Assets

  • Software engineering, real estate development & construction or industrial engineering

  • Demonstrated ability on MS Excel Functions and Formulas

  • General knowledge of construction projects

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working in Accounting

  • SAP knowledge

  • Knowledge on MACRS recovery periods

  • Property tax knowledge and experience

  • General knowledge of Attractions, Entertainment, and Hotel projects

  • General knowledge of hardware and software development

  • CPA

  • Six Sigma certification

Required Education:

  • 4 year bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, engineering or similar

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, an MBA or similar

Job ID: 10009764

Location: Celebration,Florida

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The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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