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Senior Financial Analyst, Participations Location Burbank,
California Business: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Position Type: Full Time
Job ID 178710BR Apply Now Company Overview
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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
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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.
We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst for Warner
Bros. Entertainment Inc.’s Financial Contracts Reporting &
Administration Participations Department. The FCRA Participations
Department handles contractual reporting to talent and
co-production companies on all of Warner Bros. film, television,
and new media libraries. It’s an exciting, fast paced organization
that provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of the
company---from production to initial film release through all
downstream channels of distribution. FCRA provides excellent
opportunities to learn the entertainment industry and offers a
robust year-round training program.
The Senior Financial Analyst position is responsible for
preparing and reviewing participations statements. This position
reviews and understands contractual agreements, ensuring that all
financial obligations are met. Additionally, the Senior Financial
Analyst will be responsible for enhancing departments systems and
tools through involvement in system design and testing; and
improving business processes.
•Preparing participations statements-- leveraging a new
state-of-the-art Participations system, Warner Bros. enterprise SAP
platform, existing tools, and analytical methodologies. •Activities
include: performing current and historical data analysis and
verifying that reporting is in accordance with contractual
agreements. The analysis work takes into consideration the
windowing and release patterns of film/television/other product,
distribution cost trends analysis, etc. Researching underlying
transactional activity can require usage of SAP and/or other line
of business components. Reviewing statements prepared by other team
members to ensure accuracy and contractual obligations have been
met and providing feedback to preparers to make changes and correct
errors, as needed. •Identifying improvements and enhancements
related to FCRA's participations system (aka Sylvester) and
participate testing. •Supporting ad-hoc and special projects,
including, but not limited to presentations to management and
staff, buyout calculations, etc. Attending training sessions and
cross-divisional forums as needed.
•High School diploma or equivalent required. •Bachelor’s degree
or equivalent work experience required. (Finance, Accounting,
Mathematics or Information Systems preferred). •Minimum 2 years
work experience in a finance, accounting, auditing or IT
environment required. Business analyst or financial analyst
experience required. Participations and/or entertainment industry
experience strongly preferred. Experience with system
implementations and testing preferred, as well as experience in a
large corporate environment preferred. •Experience working with
blended teams, including outsourced providers and multiple time
zones, preferred. •Very strong to expert competency with MS Excel,
Word, and PowerPoint required. SAP experience preferred. •Must have
ability for progressive responsibility within the organization.
•Must have strong mathematical and algebra skills; excellent
written and verbal communication skills, including development,
documentation, and delivery of training materials; strong
analytical, planning and organizational skills; detail oriented.
•Must be able to read and understand legal agreements. •Must be
able to adapt and learn new technology. •Solution oriented
individual who can work in a dynamic, fast paced, high volume
environment and think outside of the box. •Must be able to
understand and communicate with operational, financial, IT and
executive personnel and be a team player with high-level of
interpersonal skills and customer-focus. •Must be able to manage
multiple tasks effectively, efficiently, with flexibility to
changing priorities. •Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
•Must be a quick learner who is results-oriented and be able to
work independently with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
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.
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