The RTR Accountant is a key position in the accounting team supporting expense accounting for Direct-to-Consumer activity for various businesses within EMEA territories for Warner Bros. Discovery. This person will be responsible for performing accounting activities related to expenses, ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records and ensuring compliance with US GAAP and company policies.
1. Perform general day-to-day accounting duties in EMEA DTC businesses. Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Ensure that financial records related to expenses are complete, accurate and in compliance with US GAAP and company policies. Including but not limited to accounting for operational expenses including personnel, G&A and Tech Ops, marketing, sales and research expenses
• Ensure timely booking of expenses including the related accruals and prepaids.
• Prepare account reconciliations in a timely manner and ensure accuracy and completeness for expense related accounts
• Participate in the month-end close process for expense related accounts including the preparation and review of journal entries and other financial reports
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Procurement, HR to ensure the timely and accurate recognition of expenses
• Ensure compliance with SOX requirements, internal control environment
• Work with other members of the Controllership team to review, and resolve any intercompany discrepancies within the group
2. Engage with key DTC EMEA controllership stakeholders, including FP&A, Tax, GBS, and country specific business unit teams. Ensure understanding of the streaming business in core operating sectors and provide responsive consultation and information as required in key business decisions. 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.
3. Work closely with financial accounting team on statutory filing process, including:
• Preparation of detail support and account reconciliations by country for key accounts required in statutory financial statements and related audits.
• Provide detail backup and audit support to Statutory Financial teams, external auditors, local authorities, and WBD management to ensure successful filings.
4. Participate and provide input to key system and process integrations in the EMEA controllership area, especially as it relates to the recent merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia and ERP upgrade initiatives.
• At least 3+ years of work experience in an accounting role and a strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX requirements as required
Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
• BS/BA in Accounting from an accredited university
• Master's degree in accounting a plus
• CPA or Chartered Accountant (CA) strongly preferred
• Experience performing financial accounting monitoring of key business performance metrics
• Strong understanding of financial systems with ability to learn and master new system tools
• 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
• Willing and able to travel internationally for occasional business trips
• Strong accounting acumen working in a multinational company
• SAP knowledge
• Microsoft Office suite of applications.
• Operational accounting experience
• Filmed Entertainment accounting
• 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
How We Get Things Done…
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The Legal Bits…
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.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r78749-18-206-92-240-42 in your application.