Full Time Job


Warner Bros. Discovery

Koln, Germany 08-30-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Your New Role...

Together with the Finance Accounting Manager, support all aspects of controllership activities for WBITVP Deutschland, liaising with local management and production accountants and the wider production teams. Responsibilities will include supporting balance sheet reconciliations and local controls, management accounts, statutory accounts and audits, tax providers, and coordinating financial accounting requirements with production accountants. The role will report into Central European Hub Controller with secondary reporting to the Finance Accounting Manager.

Your Role Accountabilities...
• Working with local management and production accountants, responsibility for month end activities including intercompany recharges, quarterly production accrual entries, post-production accounting entries, real estate cost centre reconciliations and payroll journals.
• Liaise with ITVP Controllership Poland, SDC and other WBD accounting departments on accounting entries driven by them such as fixed asset and lease accounting, bonus and stock options and ensure associated taxes are accurately accrued and accounted for.
• Support Finance Accounting Manager to ensure appropriate data integrity including c-items, MPM and project codes.
• Work with local management, production accountants and ITVP Controllership Poland to reconcile and manage the reconciliation and settlement of intercompany transactions. Provide support in quarterly footnote reporting process including management of quarterly AR ageing report.
• Support Finance Accounting Manager in the execution of local processes and controls to ensure business operates in accordance with WBITVP divisional and Warner Media group policies.
• Support Finance Accounting Manager to ensure balance sheets are reviewed and reconciliations prepared to an acceptable standard for both US GAAP reporting, tax and statutory purposes. Coordinate with business process owner to clear reconciling items on a timely basis.
• Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company to ensure compliance with control environment, group policy, local regulations, local GAAP and US GAAP.
• Monitor SDC performance of cash and bank clearing activities to substantiate appropriate and timely clearing. Coordinate additional clearing instructions through discussion with production accountants and local management.
• Assist in monitoring SDC performance open-item-managed accounts clearing activities (including cash and bank, AR and AP clearing), to substantiate appropriate and timely clearing.
• Support Finance Accounting Manager in providing information for other WB partners including ITVP HQ, Tax partners and Corporate Finance.
• Support the preparation of information for annual audits and other regulatory processes.
• Coordinating with the production teams and local management, oversight of AP and expenses processes including the administration of bank accounts, credit cards and prepayment cards.
• Coordination of customer receipts posting and clearing with Production Accountants and SDC.
• Participate in systems development and deployment as required.

Qualifications & Experience...
• Accounting qualification preferred with experience working in similar finance function
• English language (written and spoken) essential
• Prior experience working in multi-national matrix organisation beneficial
• Prior experience working with outsourcing partners beneficial
• Enterprise system skills required (Just Produce / Navision and SAP preferred)
• Advanced excel skills required. Mid-level for all other Microsoft applications required
• Proactive, detail-oriented, exceptional organizational skills
• Must be a team player with the ability to develop good relationships across multiple teams
• Prior work experience within a similar industry, or other relationship-based industry, preferred
• Must be self-motivated and able to work under a deadline and handle multiple tasks
• Ability to work independently as well as partner with others

Severely disabled employees are welcome in our company and will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. Flexible working hours are offered to assist.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz2351-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.