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Senior Manager, Accounting

Company: Warner Media Group
Location: Burbank
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Job

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager, Accounting for the Enterprise Financial Services (EFS) Global Infrastructure & Theatrical Distribution department. This individual will support the Global Process Owner (GPO) for the Theatrical Distribution business at WB. The GPO has ultimate responsibility for the performance of a process end-to-end in realizing its objectives and has the authority and ability to make necessary changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a given process. However, the Senior Manager will serve as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Domestic Theatrical Distribution and Canada. As the SPOC, this individual is empowered to manage the relationship with the customer (BU/Territory), ensuring the delivery of excellent service and integrity of financials at the legal entity level.

The Daily

  • Owning the global process design and maintenance including approving exceptions to standard processes.
  • Driving process improvement and standardization initiatives and communicates impacts and implementation plan to EFS & Business Unit Executives, International CFO's, SPOCs, and Service Delivery Center (SDC) Management.
  • Monitoring and controlling the overall health of the process.
  • Formulating and implementing policies and procedures and adapting to changes in the regulatory and audit environment.
  • Ensuring that the deliverables for the process are complete and accurate.
  • Owning the relationship with the customer (BU/Territory Finance, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Legal, Tax, etc).
  • Providing input and makes recommendation to GPOs on process improvement and standardization initiatives.
  • Monitoring and controlling the overall health of the relationship with the customer and other stakeholders.
  • Overseeing Monthly Financial close and ensuring that the Financial Statements and related footnotes, supplemental schedules and disclosures are complete and accurate.
  • Ensuring compliance with US GAAP and SOX requirements.
  • Reviewing periodic Reporting & Analysis deliverables including operational metrics tracker, FX analysis, and Management Status Report.
  • Developing staff into mature financial advisors with a customer service orientation toward the dependent Business Unit, Territory, Service Delivery Center and Corporate Finance groups with whom there is regular interaction.
  • Providing coaching, training, mentoring and development to the specific EFS team members as well as the overall EFS and WB Finance staff as needed.
  • Participating in special projects including transformation, standardization, integration, restructures, etc., as needed.

    The Essentials

    • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Accounting, CPA and/or MBA preferred.
    • 8+ years previous work experience in an accounting or finance field with 2+ years prior management experience.
    • Previous experience in public and private accounting as well as entertainment and theatrical distribution preferred.
    • Financial closing, consolidations, reporting, planning and project management experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of or prior experience in a shared service and/or outsourcing environment a plus.
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles (US GAAP), including intercompany, foreign currency accounting and familiarity with new FASB revenue recognition standards.
    • Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle and/or Microsoft Dynamics.
    • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Access.
    • Ability to lead projects and bring them to a successful conclusion.
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and analytical skills.
    • Domestic & international travel required as needed.

      Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
      Requisition #

      Area of Interest

      Film Production and Distribution

      United States - California - Burbank

      Position Type
      Full Time

      Business Unit
      WB Finance:Accounting

      Business Unit Overview
      Warner Bros. corporate functions provide specialized knowledge and expertise to support our vast portfolio of businesses like DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

      Company Overview
      WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

      Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world's most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.

      The Perks
      In EFS, we focus on the employee experience every step of the way. We are an inclusive and diverse team and like to have fun! As an employee, you will be able to:

      • Telecommute once per week after you've been with the company for 6 months.
      • Wear casual dress Monday - Friday 'Dress for the day'.
      • Focus on your professional development by attending lunch and learns, participating in a mentoring program and extensive training opportunities both internally and externally led.
      • Get involved in activities such as volunteering events, attending movie premiers on the Burbank studio lot, team building exercises, One Finance organization events, and working out with colleagues at the on-lot gym.

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