Full Time Job

Manager-Cash Accounting

Warner Bros. Discovery

Atlanta, GA 08-16-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Your New Role

Key WDB Corporate Accounting leadership position focusing on Cash and other Corporate functions. The position requires strong accounting skills and making critical decisions on accounting treatment and processes to comply with WBD accounting standards and ensuring that the books and records of the company are maintained in compliance with US GAAP. This position works closely with senior executives and other functional Global Business Systems (GBS) teams to resolve complex accounting issues. Scope of responsibilities impact all Reporting Segments of WBD including Studios, DTC, Networks and Corporate. The position has frequent interaction with senior leaders in Accounting, Finance, Tax, Treasury and Operations.

Your Role Accountabilities
• Lead monthly close process and oversee and review journal entries and adjustments for the corporate accounting function. Areas of focus include but not limited to cash and requires constant communications with Accounting, Finance, Tax, Treasury and Operations with results that impact all segments of WBD.
• Ability to develop governance and best practices over the cash accounting function. Also, able to effectively troubleshoot reconciling items that often have multi-dimensional functional impacts.
• Ensure financial controls are operating effectively including ownership of SOX controls relating cash. Mange multiple close deadlines across 4 ERP systems. Ensure financial controls over systems and processes are properly functioning and sign off on control effectiveness quarterly in accordance with WBD SOX guidelines. Frequent interaction with external and internal auditors evaluating controls and testing balances. Responsible for overseeing robust and timely balance sheet reconciliations and completion of SEC supplemental schedules for footnote disclosures
• Provide accounting perspective and support to senior Finance and Accounting leaders including Corporate Executives, Segment CFO's and Controllership SVP's and Executive Directors. Maintain a collaborative and pro-active communications with business partners while maintaining integrity and compliance with WBD accounting policies.
• Responsible for reinforcing the WBD Controllership culture through sponsorship and involvement in cross-department development and team-building programs. Provide leadership guidance and sponsorship to ad hoc and recurring Controllership improvement projects including software implementation, efficiency initiatives and process improvements

Qualifications & Experience
• Approximately 5+ years previous work experience in an accounting environment required.
• Public and/or private accounting experience required
• Financial closing, consolidations, reporting and planning experience
• Strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and SOX requirements
• BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited university
• CPA strongly preferred
• Strong US GAAP accounting knowledge with experience interpreting and implementing technical accounting guidance to non-routine transactions
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic, proactive, deadline-oriented.
• Initiative, independent problem-solving abilities, ownership of work product, and strong leadership qualities
• In-depth experience with process analysis and improvement.
• Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage the accounting activities for multiple diverse businesses.
• Strong execution skills, advanced analytical skills, and significant technical accounting skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to articulate key information.
• Unceasing curiosity and the courage to challenge the status quo.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
• Preferred experience:
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Technical accounting research.
• Blend of both public and industry experience.
• Cash Accounting experience preferred
• PeopleSoft Financials, Oracle, SAP, Hyperion, or any ERP systems.
• Media industry.
• Experience working with offshore personnel

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8bk4k-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.