Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting - Corporate
Warner Bros. EntertainmentBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
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.
What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Senior Financial Analyst, Enterprise Financial Services for the EFS-Global Infrastructure & Theatrical Distribution department. Enterprise Financial Services (EFS) is Warner Bros.' global shared services accounting function. EFS serves to provide efficient and scalable global finance and accounting services to the Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies. We are looking for a confident, flexible, and proactive team player to join our Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (WBEI) Corporate Accounting team. This Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Senior Manager, EFS and plays a key role in the day-to-day general accounting activities and processes, preparation of variance explanations and deliverables, as well as presentations to executives.
-Provide timely analysis and compilation of the Corporate Cash, Balance Sheet Flux, P&L cause of change, Pension and Compensation Schedules, Supplemental schedules, Footnote schedules, and Financial Verification for Month/Quarter close.
-Perform thorough analyses to help minimize financial risk for the company. Utilize independent decision making, effectively and efficiently perform planning and actuals analysis for various WBEI financial accounts. Exercise professional judgment, thorough independent research, and provide recommendations to management on any financial adjustments or possible areas of risk.
-Develop the formal forecasts/ budget for WBEI Corporate Cash Flow and support of various components of the P&L.
-Perform overall analysis of contributing factors to the budget and provide adequate documentation to management to the assumptions in the building the overall budget. Report through a cause of change analysis of the major drivers.
-Prepare and review trial balances of multiple legal entities on a quarterly basis, and explain significant / irregular balances. This analysis is presented during the quarterly meeting with EFS executives.
-Manage and guide offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team to ensure completeness and accuracy of GL activity. This includes coordinating instructing, guiding, and possible transition of new tasks to the BPO team members.
-Identify, recommend and implement WBEI Corporate improvements to drive efficiencies in the organization.
-Research US GAAP as it relates to significant matters and provides accounting guidance to ensure proper compliance.
-Review account reconciliations prepared by BPO team and ensure resolution of aged items.
-Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley cycle documentation, audit testing, identify areas of control risk and design and recommend mitigating control procedures.
-Work closely with internal auditors and external E&Y auditors as needed.
-Complete ad-hoc projects and analysis as determined by internal management.
What do we require from you?
-3-5 years experience working in accounting or related financial area required.
-Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.
-Proficient in Windows, Excel, and Word required.
-Work in fast paced and constantly changing environment required.
-Manage intermediate-level processes and projects with minimal input from others required.
-Manage multiple deliverables under tight deadlines required.
-Communicate effectively and tactfully with internal and external persons at all levels required.
-Domestic & international travel as needed required.
-Previous ''Big 4'' accounting experience preferred.
-Prior experience in shared service environment preferred.
-SAP knowledge preferred.
-CPA or MBA preferred.
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.
Job Code: 168321BR
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