Accountant

Reports To: CFO

Summary

Storyland Studios is a unique collection of down-to-earth specialists, artists, architects, strategists, and problem solvers who believe in the power of story to change the world.

We’re in need of an accountant who can champion their tasks, collaborate well with others and enjoy working in our casual, fun-loving family-oriented environment.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and quality month-end and year-end close processes
  • Prepare timely and quality monthly financial statements
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Assist with the design, implementation and preparation of management dashboard reports
  • Assist with the design, implementation and preparation of cost accounting reports
  • Assist with preparation of owner tax returns
  • Collect, analyze, reconcile and summarize account information
  • Manage risk management policies for all companies
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

  • 5+ years general ledger, financial reporting and cost accounting experience, preferably in architectural and/or manufacturing industries
  • Experience in multi-business environment preferred
  • Experience with Bill.Com and Expensify.com preferred
  • Expertise in MS Excel
  • Expertise with QuickBooks/QuickBooks Online
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Results and solution oriented
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Ability to function and collaborate well with others in highly creative environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CMA preferred

Qualities we are looking for in an Accountant

  • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to internal and external customers; Manages customer expectations; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.

Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Story Developer

Reports To:

Summary

The Story Developer position creatively and strategically tells our Company’s story inside and out in three primary ways: Story Curation, Inside Storytelling and Outside Storytelling.

Story Curation

As a story curator it will be your duty to organize, select and refine all social realms within the company. This includes understanding and structuring a client tier system. The Story Developer will need to know which clients float to the top as long time partners who deserve to be recognized and which ones are new friends to whom we must work to foster relationships with.

Outside Storytelling

As the Story Developer, you will help guide our storytelling strategy across multiple social media platforms and manage the day-to-day execution to bring our social goals to fruition. This involves traveling to select installations to not only capture photos for social media pages, but also to capture the stories of what we are building from the people who originated the idea.

Inside Storytelling

Once the stories have been captured from the installation site, they must be shared internally with the company in monthly meetings.

Sharing stories internally additionally includes the hosting of guests and prospective employees at Disneyland and Downtown Disney as they come to learn more about our own story and who we are.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Create engaging text, image and video content.
  • Design posts to sustain readers’ curiosity and create buzz around projects.
  • Measure web traffic and monitor SEO.
  • Stay up to date with changes in all social platforms ensuring maximum effectiveness.
  • Facilitate online conversations and respond to queries
  • Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and customer engagement metrics.
  • Oversee social media accounts’ layouts.
  • Suggest new ways to attract prospective customers.
  • Capture client stories to be told internally, celebrating stories in monthly meetings.
  • Prioritize customers into management tier system.
  • Must be able willing to travel to installations sites for social media updates.
  • Develop and foster client relations (ex. birthdays, grand openings, holidays, etc.)
  • Inform clients and guests of the company- why we exist, and what we do in a professional and comfortable way.

Requirements

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following skills:

  • Proven work experience as a Social Media Coordinator.
  • Expertise in multiple social media platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics.
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video).
  • Familiarity with online marketing strategies and marketing channels.
  • Ability to grasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Multitasking and analytical skills.
  • Creative mindset.
  • Excellent travel ability.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Acquires Information – Consults the appropriate resources to obtain information. Asks the right questions and knows who to go to for information.
  • Adapts to Change – Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Critical Thinking – Able to assess a problem or situation using effective logic. Able to approach problems from different perspectives.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Resourcefulness – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others.
  • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.