Manager, Financial Audit Job Opening

Manager, Financial Audit

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Glendale, California
Category: Finance Manager

The Manager, Integrated Audit/Manager, Financial Audit will be responsible for leading a team of audit professionals in performing audits in the areas of design, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls. The Manager, Integrated audit has the additional responsibility of performing concurrent fully-integrated audits, leading a team of both IT and financial auditors. The position schedules and plans audits, monitors fieldwork progress and communicates the results to senior management. Managers, Integrated Audit are typically responsible for enterprise-wide audits and multiple business units within a TWDC operating Segment (i.e. Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; Direct-to-Consumer and International) and act as the primary contact to these business units. Managers, Financial Audit are typically responsible for multiple business units within a TWDC operating segment or corporate functional areas (e.g. Treasury, Accounting Shared Services, and Human Resources Centers of Excellence) and act as the primary contact to these business units/functional areas.

This position will primarily focus on audits within the Parks, Experiences and Products segment and corporate functional areas.

Responsibilities :
  • Assist in development of the annual plan, including linking strategic initiatives of the segment to the key audit risks. Understand business changes and adapt audit plan throughout the year
  • Plan, conduct and supervise engagements with a focus on analysis and assessment of the control environment associated with the financial reporting, operational and compliance processes
  • Identify and maintain leading edge knowledge and audit techniques to improve the audit process and results
  • Formulate well-written, concise and clear audit reports
  • Perform a regular, periodic follow-up on significant audit findings and recommendations to evaluate the adequacy of corrective actions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external auditors
  • Coach, train and mentor audit managers and staff in improving audit skills
  • Investigate and research technical accounting and auditing matters
  • Participate in various company-wide initiatives, such as system implementations and reviews of policies and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications :
  • 5+ years of financial auditing experience
  • Practical hands-on management experience working with the internal audit function of a reputable public company is highly desired
  • Possesses executive presence, excellent communication skills both oral and written (must be able to tailor their communication style as the candidate will interface with employees of all levels)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Superior knowledge in technical accounting, internal controls and control environments
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced environment
  • Charismatic, dynamic leader and effective manager, who leads by example and mentors a team to meet high profile and dynamic objectives
  • Strong relationship building skills and a highly professional “client service orientation”
  • Excellent team player, who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented, able to work independently, and take ownership of their projects and workflow
  • Must possess high energy level, decisiveness and strong work ethic
  • Able to work in a flexible team environment and handle multiple assignment simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and the ability to communicate in all directions and instill purpose and confidence
  • Willingness to travel 25-40% domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Big 4 audits experience preferred
  • 7+ years of integrated financial/IT auditing experience combined with professional experience, some of which was within the Media and Entertainment industry
  • Ability to position oneself as a strategic partner to assist audit stakeholders in meeting company objectives
  • General understanding of database-driven financial reporting (Cognos, etc.), accounting systems (SAP preferred) and their associated controls and control environment
  • SAP
  • Oracle Database
  • UNIX & Window operating systems
  • AutoAudit

Required Education :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Computer Information Systems
  • CPA or equivalent experience required