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Forensic Audit Manager

Glendale, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Special Reviews investigates potential financial irregularities and certain violations of The Walt Disney Company’s Standards of Business Conduct. Special Reviews also researches and opines on conflicts of interest and gifts disclosed by employees.

The Special Reviews Manager will plan and execute complex investigations of potential financial fraud irregularities and certain violations of The Walt Disney Company’s Standards of Business Conduct by using a combination of investigative work experience, professional skepticism, proven technical analytical ability, and excellent communication skills. The Special Reviews Manager will interact with a large number of stakeholders at various levels of management across the Company, both domestically and internationally. The Special Reviews Manager will also research, opine, and educate employees on conflicts of interest and gift matters disclosed by employees by using a combination of established policies, guidelines, and strong business acumen.


• Perform and lead investigations through the analysis of complex financial and business data (e.g. SAP transaction reporting, T&E expense reports, vendor data, competitive bid information, etc.) extracted from internal and external database systems (e.g. SAP, LexisNexis Accurint, Citibank, Concur) to identify potentially relevant evidence and opportunities for control and process enhancements in a global and complex organization, utilizing analytical software programs where applicable (e.g. Excel, Access) and root cause analysis.

• Review computer and personnel files (e.g., email files, calendar appointments, electronic documents, training records, Internet history, social networking websites) to identify evidence relevant to investigation.

• Interview executives and employees in a professional and courteous manner to obtain information based on identified evidence.

• Prepare memorandums in a manner that is clear and supported by evidence and which summarizes conclusions, findings, and recommendations on employee disciplinary action and control enhancements, and be able to negotiate and communicate investigation status, results, and recommendations to variety of stakeholders and functional areas including Legal, HR, and Business Unit and Executive leadership across all segments.

• Perform conflict of interest and gift evaluations and educate stakeholders on relevant Company policies for the evaluations (e.g. Conflict of Interest policy, Board policy, Gift policy, etc.).

• Ability to interact, influence, negotiate and challenge management when necessary. Build effective relationships and work closely with senior personnel in Legal, HR, Finance, IT, and Security, at all business units. Network with other investigators within the Company. Tailor communication style depending on the situation and level of employee being addressed.

• Assist with quarterly reporting delivered to Executive leadership, including status on investigations conducted throughout the organizations, topics for discussion related to the compliance function and statistics related to investigations performed.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years work experience in public accounting, consulting, or in an investigation position, including at least 3 years in a forensic audit or investigation role

MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Good judgment and high level of ethics and integrity

Ability to think clearly in stressful situations

Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to be accountable for multiple aspects of several projects simultaneously

Ability to think strategically and acclimate quickly to a fast-paced environment

Ability to assess sensitive and complex financial and business conduct allegations in a confidential, objective, and systematic manner.

Demonstrate prior forensic investigation experience and skills, including the ability to develop an investigation approach/strategy, effectively interview employees associated with an investigation, obtain and analyze evidence, draw relevant conclusions, and recommend control enhancements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong analytical, interviewing, decision-making and problem solving skills

Strong database analytical skills including work with Access, SQL, or ACL preferred

Ability to conduct public records checks and internet searches

Familiarity with SAP preferred

Computer forensics skills (e.g., EnCase)

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business and be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of accounting principles, internal controls, and investigative procedures.

CPA, CFE, or other relevant professional certifications are highly desired

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