Intern - Studio Retail Finance Placement

Warner Media

Leavesden, United Kingdom 11-01-2021
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description


Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) is a purpose built, state-of-the-art film and television studio offering one of the largest facilities in the UK. This 200 acre secure site has a quarter of a million square feet of stage space, back-lot tank, one of the largest heated underwater filming tanks in Europe and a 100 acre back-lot.

WBSL has a collection of nineteen sound stages, some of which are the largest in the UK. The site also has its own, on-site Set Lighting & Rigging division, which provides the industry with state-of-the-art lighting equipment, scaffolding and production supplies for stage and location shoots. WB De Lane Lea based in Soho, London, provides state of the art facilities in post-production for feature films and television.

These facilities make Warner Bros. Entertainment the only Hollywood studio to own and operate a production and post production facility in the U.K.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter showcases the authentic sets, special effects and behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced.

In addition to the Tour retail, WBSL also includes Platform 9¾ shops at Kings Cross, Heathrow and Gatwick, Cursed Child merchandising as well as the soon-to-be opened photographic exhibition in Covent Garden. The UK-based retail finance team also supports the Harry Potter Flagship store in New York, opening in summer 2021, as well as E-commerce operations based in the UK and US.

The Job
• The position works at Leavesden reporting to the Retail Finance Manager within the Tours & Retail finance team. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure all revenues and costs are appropriately reported and reconciled to the Aptos retail system.

The Daily
• Review of daily Aptos sales audit queries
• Prepare ad hoc reconciliations (e.g. cash receipts, Adyen reports)
• Weekly revenue reporting of HPOL and retail locations for rental calculations
• Monthly data downloads for VAT reconciliations etc.
• Downloading and collating reports as required
• Raising invoices and/or POs as required
• Reviewing system interfaces with technology team
• Support cash office function as required
• Preparation of data for royalty reporting
• Running and refreshing month end bridge reports and other Lux reports
• Ensure all Warner Bros policies and procedures are followed

The Essentials
• You must be a current University student in your 2nd year of study, looking to spend your 3rd year on placement and graduating no earlier than July 2023.
• Working knowledge of Excel.
• Experience of providing reports and analyzing data.
• Highly numerical with exceptional attention to detail.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Team player.
• Good organizational skills.

The Nice-to-Haves
• Working knowledge of SAP
• Previous experience of working in TV or Film production

What WM can offer you:
• You will gain hands-on experience working on business-critical projects.
• You will have to opportunity to network and build relationships with professionals, executives, and other students passionate about their field.
• You will work with industry professionals to best position yourself for a full-time position upon graduation/completion of internship.
• You will be enrolled on our Early Careers learning & training programme, as well as having access to personal and professional development courses, executive speakers' series, special screenings and more.
• You will have the chance to give back to the community.
• You will be one of over 100 WM Early Careers employees, meaning you will have an important support network of other students, graduates and apprentices and plenty of opportunities to socialise!

Please submit your CV (no cover letter required) if you'd like to apply by Sunday 28th November 2021 . Within 5 days of submitting your application, you will be invited to complete an application questionnaire via HireVue - you must complete this to be considered for the role.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1pnev-3-81-89-248-42 in your application.