Full Time Job

Accounting Manager


Warsaw, Poland 03-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

• Understand the Polish (and other EMEA) operations and activities, to communicate complex accounting analysis and decisions to FP&A and business teams
• Manage the monthly close process for the Discovery Polish entities (and other EMEA entities) –
• Ensure timely consideration and assessment of local accounting implications of business transactions, and work with Technical Accounting team to determine US GAAP accounting positions of same;
• Work closely with the Warsaw GBS organization and the EMEA Director on transforming the EMEA accounting organization in a state-of-the art accounting function;
• Manage the day to day relationship, budget and service levels with outsourced accounting firms and external auditors across range of service requirements;
• Manage the preparation and delivery of quality, accurate (consolidated) statutory accounts;
• Manage SOX compliance requirements, including liaising with internal and external auditors. Continuously strengthen the control environment and manage the team to 100% SOX compliance
• Lead the integration or implementation of any projects, acquisitions and divestments from an accounting perspective
• Partner with internal and external audit teams, fulfill audit requests in a timely manner and work with auditors to understand testing approach
• Interface with shared service centre (GBS) and proactively manage service level agreements;
• Interface with the US Corporate accounting team to ensure reporting requirements are met
• Work closely with the tax department on Polish direct/indirect tax compliance;
• Interface with tax, treasury and legal department to address business requirements and statutory reporting compliance matters.

• Media industry experience
• Big4 experience
• Graduate in Finance, Accounting
• ACCA qualification or Polish CA preferred (or equivalent) Others
• At least 5 years' experience in accounting
• Strong working knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS and Polish accounting standards
• Good knowledge of Polish tax and statutory requirements
• SAP FI experience with familiarity with the concept of management reporting
• Strong technical and analytical skills in financial analysis and Excel
• Familiar with a matrix-oriented organisation
• Self-starter and works well without immediate supervision
• Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
• Ability to focus on results and details
• Strong interpersonal and organization skills
• Continuous improvement mentality
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.