Senior Financial Analyst, Consumer Products
Warner Bros. EntertainmentBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
Business Unit Overview
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for all of the intellectual properties in Warner Bros. Entertainment's vast portfolio. WBCP works with these licensees to create a wide variety of consumer products including apparel, toys, housewares and more, all branded with renowned Warner Bros. icons including, but not limited to, Harry Potter, DC Entertainment super heroes and Looney Tunes characters.
What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.
The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
To be successful at WBCP, you must have a willingness to model our values and behaviors, champion diversity and inclusion, leverage data and insights to maximize the legacy of our deep brands and franchises while maintaining a commitment to fostering best-in-class talent.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc. seeks a Sr. Financial Analyst for the Audit & Compliance department. The Sr. Financial Analyst supports the financial reporting and compliance functions, serves as the internal procurement point of contact and assists with various analysis projects as needed. Responsibilities
-Supports all aspects of the monthly/quarterly close and financial plan deliverables to Corporate, including (but not limited to): by-title submissions, P&L ''cause of change'' schedules, support schedules, government surveys and the electronic financial package.
-Supports preparation and submission of the cash forecast.
-Conducts variance analysis, G/L research, and various other ad hoc functions.
-Leads in preparation of quarterly flash report.
-Prepares and submits required quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley deliverables, including key control QVCs, narratives, test materials and audit requests. Requires a thorough understanding of WBCP's control environment and the ability to address, in a nuanced way, various inquiries and requests from the WB Compliance team and WB's internal auditors.
-Serves as main point of contact and subject matter expert for internal procurement and payment activities. Although much of the work resides within the individual departments, you will likely coordinate check and wire transfers, master data (vendor) setup, arranging for employees' procurement system rights, researching purchase orders and payment statuses and generally guiding users to the proper resources when help is needed.
-Assists in special projects as business needs arise.
What do we require from you?
-BA/BS in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.
-CPA and/or MBA desired.
-5+ years previous work experience in fast paced, deadline driven accounting/finance environment.
-Experience with enterprise procurement solutions, preferably SAP.
-Thorough knowledge of accounting principles.
-Experience with ERP systems, especially SAP.
-Advanced Excel (pivot tables, macros, formulas), with proficiency with other MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, Access).
-Must possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and a willingness to look beyond surface requirements.
-Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons at all levels.
-Must be willing to collaborate with management and peers to advance team and company goals.
-Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to understand written and oral instructions.
-Must be flexible as priorities shift.
-Must have the ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints.
-Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
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: 168442BR
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