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Accounting Manager, DTC

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warsaw, Hungary 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role…

The Manager, EMEA Direct to Consumer Content Accounting Manager is a key position in the accounting team. This person will be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting operations of the Content Accounting team, ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records, and ensuring compliance with US GAAP and company policies for various businesses within EMEA territories for Warner Bros. Discovery

Your Role Accountabilities…
• Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the Content Accounting team, the accounting of EMEA content assets, including licensed programming, locally originally produced programing, HBO and D+ licensed original programming and accounting for language versioning materials. Oversight responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee the end-to-end accounting for content, including the accounting for content assets, liabilities and expenses for all licensed and owned titles on a title by title basis
• Ensure that financial records are complete, accurate and in compliance with US GAAP and company policies
• Manage the month end close process, including the review and approval of journal entries and other financial reports
• Provide guidance to the team and support troubleshooting and problem solving during month end close.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the timely and accurate resolution of accounting issues and with other members of the Controllership team to review, and resolve any intercompany discrepancies within the group
• Responsible for the timely completion and accuracy of account reconciliations to ensure balance sheet accuracy and completeness
• Ensure compliance with SOX requirements, internal control environment • Key user of SUN systems content accounting subledger requiring in-depth understanding of software functionality and close interaction with systems support team
• Engage with key EMEA controllership stakeholders, including FP&A, GBS, Tax, and country specific business unit teams. Ensure a robust understanding of the streaming business in core operating sectors and provide responsive consultation and information as required in key business decisions.
• Develop staff into mature financial advisors who are viewed as trusted business advisors to the various Corporate, Business Unit and global teams with whom there is regular interaction. Provide career and professional development/coaching/training to staff. Periodically evaluate personnel workload requirements within the team and recommend changes, process improvements as require. Lead team with emphasis on continuous improvement in accuracy and efficiency
• Participate and provide input to key system and process integrations in the EMEA controllership area over the next two to three years, especially as it relates to the recent merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia and ERP upgrade initiatives. Frequently assess current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvements and implementing approved new processes.

Qualifications & Experience…
• At least 6 years of work experience in an accounting role and a strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX requirements, and relevant local GAAP as required
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role in accounting/finance • Prior work experience supervising Accounting Team of a large Company preferred
• BS/BA in Accounting from an accredited university
• Master's degree in accounting a plus • CPA or Chartered Accountant (CA) strongly preferred
• Strong technical accounting experience and financial accounting skills
• Experience with US GAAP and application of accounting standards
• Ability to understand and apply complex accounting standards to a business process with focus on accounting for entertainment film and broadcasters (FASB ASC 920 and 926)
• Strong understanding of financial systems with ability to learn and master new system tools
• Knowledgeable in the accounting for foreign currency matters, foreign exchange, and other complex topics
• Experience in automating manual processes
• Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
• Capacity to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels
• Experience implementing best practices that require significant innovation for improving processes by applying advanced understanding of complex functional/technical and business issues and challenges
• Embraces change driven by evolving business initiatives and maintains positivity when time-sensitive milestones shift
• Ability to anticipate resource requirements and to make adjustments based on emerging issues and priorities
• Willing and able to travel internationally for occasional business trips
• Experience managing remote teams from different location

We offer...
• hybrid work model, flexible working hours
• free access to player.pl
• benefit package: private medical health care, life insurance, MyBenefit cafeteria including sport card, social funds, retirement pension plans, recognition platform, employee referral program
• work-life balance initiatives: wellbeing platform, yoga, educational webinars, Employee Assistance Program, internal media initiatives
• training & development: sharing the cost of English lessons, Employee Resource Groups, Bridge learning platform, sharing sessions with experts
• CSR activities: volunteering, eco & social initiatives
• casual dress code
• parking available for booking

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq0q76-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.