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Who Are and Where Are the Management
Accountants?
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Background of Fortune 500 CFOs
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Background of Fortune 500 CFOs
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Background of Fortune 500 CFOs
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BYU Alumni
Kimo Esplin
Executive VP and CFO
BS Accounting (BYU)
MBA (Northwestern)
(No CPA Experience)
Christopher Jensen
Senior VP and Interim CFO
BS Accounting (BYU)
MAcc (BYU)
(PwC Experience)
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399rd
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Disney’s CFO
Jay Rasulo
Senior Executive VP and CFO
BS Economics (Columbia)
MBA (Chicago)
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The Disney Business
Media
Networks
Parks and
Resorts
The Walt Disney
Studios
Disney Consumer
Products
Disney Interactive
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The Disney Business
Media
Networks
Parks and
Resorts
The Walt Disney
Studios
Disney Consumer
Products
Disney Interactive
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Key Definitions
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Corporate
Reporting &
Controllership
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Financial Planning
& Analysis (FP&A)
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Complying with regulations and expectations of the capital
market
Relating information on strategy, risk, remuneration and
performance
Helping corporate leaders explain their business rationale to
stakeholders
Compiling and analyzing an organization's long-term financial
strategy.
Generating management reports and analyzing financial trends
Analyzing the monetary effects of potential business decisions
and advising corporate leaders
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Finance and Accounting at Disney
Media
Networks
Parks and
Resorts
FP&A
FP&A
Group
MBAs
Accountants
Economists
Data Specialists
etc.
Control
The Walt Disney
Studios
Controllership
Group
Experienced
CPAs
FP&A
Disney Consumer
Products
Disney Interactive
FP&A
Control
Control
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Job Title: Finance Sr Analyst - Wholesale RLSD
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 Prepare monthly forecast for Wholesale capital and lead forecast
meetings
 Analyze trends and variances against project budget and forecasts
 Lead monthly project close out process and meetings
 Oversee updates of install list project coding, budgets, forecast and
actuals
 Perform month-end close, including AUC reconciliations, journal
entry preparation, intercompany rebills, prepaid and accounts
receivable
 Partner with RLSD and Decorative project managers, Fixed Assets,
Capital Management, Retail Development and divisional FP&A teams
 Develop and build upon analytical tools and reports to improve
overall efficiency and accuracy
 Collect and analyze data in support of operating and strategic
initiatives
 Provide ad-hoc data analysis & business support as needed
 Mentor one analyst
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Position Title: Finance Manager – San Bernardino Office
Responsibilities:
• Assist in enhancing department vision and strategies to support Company
goals
• Ensure the development, implementation and ongoing management of
department programs and functions, including expense management,
budgeting/forecasting processes, capital planning, and business case
development
• Identify, create and administer meaningful reporting to support
Fulfillment Operations analytics
• Build budgeting models that apply appropriate cost drivers and metrics
• Partner with management to anticipate future business changes and
challenges and proactively develop and implement new or revised plans
• Hire and supervise an efficient and effective team of Fulfillment analysts
• Ensure alignment on priorities and direction by partnering with other
groups and leaders
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Join our Finance department as a Financial Analyst, responsible for the
oversight and production of revenue and expense analysis systems, key
indicators, and ongoing and ad hoc financial reporting and analysis. This
position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and requires significant
interaction with senior management across the organization.
Responsibilities:
» Prepare and monitor ongoing and ad hoc cost analysis and reports
» Develop and maintain key indicators for individual service divisions
» Prepare budgets, forecasts, and other analysis as needed
» Provide technical analysis and support to the Manager of Financial Planning &
Analysis, VP of Finance and the CFO in monitoring and analyzing financial
performance
Job Requirements:
» Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance; Master’s degree preferred
» Minimum 5 years' experience as a financial analyst
» Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred
» Familiarity with MA contracted human services, Education Services and Behavioral
Health preferred but not required
» CPA or CMA preferred but not required
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Questions for recruiters in interviews
• Note: by now, you should know what you’re
getting into!
• Show that you have done your homework.
• If you could learn it online, don’t ask it now.
• Ask educated questions about the company
and its strategy.
• Show you have bought in to what the
company is about.
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Questions for recruiters in info sessions
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3.
What kind of [consulting] will I be doing?
What services do you provide in your role?
What kinds of activities is your group
involved in?
4. What is your specific function within the
company?
5. Don’t ask: “What’s a typical day like?”
a.
It’s hard to answer honestly while still
expressing the attractive qualities of the
job.
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Questions for recruiters in info sessions
6.
How long have you been at the company?
What has kept you here so long?
7. To what extent are the people in this
position embedded in the business units?
8. Fresh out of school, what responsibilities
would I have?
9. To what extent does the finance function
influence strategic decision making?
10. To what extent does the finance function
partner with business units in making
decisions?
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A few more things to consider
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Do they have a rotation program?
Who is currently in the positions you would
like to be in someday?
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Did they start at the company or did they start
Big 4?
Do they value a CPA, CMA, MBA, MAcc?
What are the exit options?
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When people leave the company, where do they
end up?
“What e’er thou art, act well thy part”
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Every job involves…work. Treat it like service
and love it.

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