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Senior Manager Corporate Accounting

Warner Bros. Discovery

Atlanta, GA 06-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 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...

Key WDB Corporate Accounting leadership position focusing on Equity Investments, AR Securitization and other Corporate functions. The position requires strong technical 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 the PWC auditors, senior executives, and the accounting policy team 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, Corporate Development, Tax, Treasury and Operations.

Your Role Accountabilities...
• Lead monthly close process and oversee and review complex entries and adjustments for the corporate accounting function. Areas of focus include but not limited to investments accounted for under the equity-method and other investment guidance which requires constant communications with Accounting, Finance, Corp Development, Tax, Treasury and Operations.
• Oversee the monthly accounting processes associated with the Company's AR Securitization program, which includes coordination with the global business service order-to-cash teams to ensure accurate reporting of AR. Additionally, partner with the Treasury team to effectively communicate accounting impacts to decisions associated with the Program.
• Maintain highly technical accounting knowledge and decision support in evaluating judgmental areas of accounting. Ability to understand and interpret accounting guidance and apply it effectively, including fair value and impairment guidance under US GAAP. Complexity requires frequent interaction with PWC auditors and subject matter experts to conclude on accounting treatment. Frequent coordination with policy team on technical accounting issues.
• Ensure financial controls are operating effectively including ownership of SOX controls relating to primarily, investments and transfer and servicing of financial assets. 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...
• Minimum of 7 years of accounting experience required (industry or public), minimum of 3 years of experience in supervisory/leadership role.
• Strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP )and SOX requirements
• Public accounting experience preferred
• BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited university
• CPA required
• 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.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Technical accounting research and memo writing.
• Blend of both public and industry experience.
• Investment and sale accounting treatment experience a plus
• SAP experience
• Experience in forecasting/budgeting.
• Media industry.

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, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status 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.

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