Sr Manager, Transaction Support - Full Time
The Walt Disney Company - Corporate - Burbank, CA

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At Corporate, you'll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company's many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Transaction Support is a group within Disney's Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis function. The group is responsible for reviewing the accounting impact of potential acquisitions/divestitures, assisting in the preparation of acquisition/divestiture agreements, performing accounting and financial due diligence, and assisting business units with technical accounting issues.

This role has high interaction with a broad array of Corporate and segment level management. This position represents a unique opportunity to provide accounting expertise, often within a team of other functional experts at the company, when analyzing key issues, initiatives and special projects at Disney.

Basic Qualifications
At least seven years prior work experience, including public accounting (preferably with a Big 4 firm) with large multi-national SEC clientele.

§ Strong technical and general accounting knowledge and ability to research FASB, SEC and other accounting issues.
§ Corporate M&A or similar transactional exposure and an understanding of the processes involved in:
­Reading transaction documents with a focus on matters that may have accounting or disclosure consequences
­Analyzing/validating valuation models to support a company's purchase price of an acquired business
­Experience in the acquisition method of accounting ("purchase accounting") under ASC 805 (FASB 141R)
­Resolving significant or complex accounting matters that may arise and determining the accounting impact of transactions on Company forecasts
§ Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen.
§ Strong relationship building skills and a highly professional "client service orientation" is critical.
§ Must be able to interact with all levels of management.
§ Must be an excellent team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills.
§ Excellent communicator in both oral and written settings.
§ High energy level; strong work ethic.
§ Self-driven, independent thinker.
§ Results-oriented, decisive.

Preferred Qualifications
§ Work experience within the entertainment industry would be considered a strong plus.

Preferred Education
MBA would be a strong plus.

Required Education
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration; CPA or equivalent required.

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Additional Information
This role is with The Walt Disney Company.

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