Accounting and Finance Placement at The Walt Disney Company

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
29th December 2019
Central London and City
Hammersmith - London
Salary Band
£20,000 - £21,999
Role May Involve
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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Accounting and Finance Placement

About the Internship

As an Accounting and Finance Intern, you will play a key role in all accounting processes and deliverables across multiple lines of business. You will be fully integrated into our Shared Accounting Function, supporting aspects of general ledger reporting, financial controls, compliance and audit. You will support on ad-hoc projects and handle large amounts of data while assisting with process improvement. This internship will strengthen your working financial knowledge and stakeholder management skills.


  • Must be an undergraduate student in a sandwich year course returning to study in Autumn 2021
  • Must have the right to work in the UK already in place
  • Studying for a degree that is relevant to the role applied for


  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and undertake various administrative duties

What We Offer

  • Develop your workplace skills and experience and help build the foundations of your future career
  • Constructive on-the-job training as well as companywide learning and development initiatives
  • Learn how decisions and actions are made within a global business environment
  • Take on real responsibility and become an essential part of an encouraging team
  • Have the support and network of a large community of interns
  • Gain essential knowledge to help you achieve success in your placement and your future career
  • Annual salary of £21,000 with 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Great discounts on Disney products and shows

About Disney

From world class feature films and hit TV programmes, to exhilarating theme parks, exciting virtual worlds, and Disney branded products that invoke a lifetime of memories, The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland has been delivering unforgettable entertainment experiences for more than 75 years.

Based in our EMEA Head Office in Hammersmith, London, you'll join a legendary company that has become a part of people's lives around the globe. Whether you cultivate relationships with clients in sales, lend your analytical expertise to finance, or harness your creative talents in products and licensing, you'll help us create stories that are truly remarkable. Here, you'll be encouraged to meet new people, collaborate with your colleagues and fellow interns, and aspire to the extraordinary with everything you do.

If you want a great placement year that challenges and mentally stimulates you, there is no better place to show what you’re made of. We’ll train you and give you every opportunity – the rest is up to you. This is Disney where dreams and career aspirations can come true.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button to submit a CV and Cover Letter.

Your cover letter should be approximately 400 words and include the following:
1. Why have you chosen this internship?
2. Why have you chosen Disney?
3. What do you possess that would encourage Disney to choose you for the internship?

The application deadline is Sunday 29 December 2019 however we encourage you to apply as early as possible.