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Wbstt Management Accountant

Warner Media

Tokyo, Japan 05-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WarnerMedia showcases some of the most iconic and cherished entertainment, news and sports brands in the world, but we are much more than that. WarnerMedia is truly where art meets science. Our combination of cutting-edge technology and an unrivaled commitment to groundbreaking storytelling builds a sense of community and meaningful connection that is shaping the future of media. We create rewarding opportunities across our entire family of brands, while championing a spirit of inclusion, innovation, self-development and support. Join WarnerMedia as we think big, live true and make the stories that move the world.

Job Title : Management Accountant

Department Name : Finance

Reports to : Finance Director

Directly Supervises : n/a

Company Overview

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo (WBSTT)– The Making of Harry Potter will be opening in Toshimaen in 2023. This is only the second attraction of its kind in the world after London and will offer a brand-new entertainment experience for Tokyo. The indoor tour will invite visitors to step into the fascinating behind the scenes world of the Harry Potter films.

The Studio Tour Tokyo will offer special features to enable visitors to deepen their understanding of how the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films were made. With iconic film sets to explore, costumes and props to discover and magical experiences to delight, the indoor attraction invites visitors to enjoy scenes from the films first-hand and discover how the world's favourite book series was brought to life on screen.

Unlike a theme park, the Studio Tour will allow visitors to step into film sets and enjoy an exciting entertainment experience, similar to the UK attraction.

Warner Bros. Studios Japan LLC (WBSJ) was incorporated to launch and operate WBSTT and is based in Hareza Ikebukuro.

Primary Purpose of the Job:

The position reports to the Finance Director within the WBSTT Finance team. The primary purpose of this role is to support WBSTT pre-opening and post-opening activities from all financial angles and includes but not limited to the following;
• Set up internal controls and procedures
• Provide business decision support to management
• Analyze variances in actual results to plan
• Assist in the preparation of budget and forecast schedules for the business.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work closely with Technology team to fully understand and test ticketing and retail systems' interface with SAP financial reporting system, identifying and following up to ensure all issues are resolved on a timely basis.
• Prepare documentation of workflows to ensure all activities are recorded accurately in compliance with US GAAP and WB internal accounting policy
• Set up KPI reporting formats and workflow for distributions
• Work closely with GBS team to support all aspects of WBSJ financial and accounting operations
• Support vendor selection processes by providing financial analysis in conjunction with Sourcing team
• Prepare month end journals and ensure the tour profit and loss accounts for all profit centres are complete and accurate
• Review the month end profit and loss accounts to ensure it is complete and accurate
• Support the preparation of the annual budget schedules and quarterly forecast schedules for all Tour profit centres
• Prepare month end analysis and schedules as required for Head Office
• Work closely with management to draft and prepare any analysis schedules required either regularly or on an ad hoc basis.
• Provide business support for Tour in terms of revenue analysis working closely with the FP&A team.
• Prepare and update yield pricing model.
• Perform regular pricing and cost analysis working closely with the FP&A team.
• Support the detailed management and reforecasting of the Tour marketing budget
• Prepare any ad hoc analysis as required, particularly in relation to ancillary Tour revenue contracts (photo ops, F&B, Audio guide, bus service etc.)
• Prepare and review monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations as required.
• Ensure SOX and audit reconciliations and controls are performed as required and work closely with Head Office finance team to provide back up and evidence for controls testing.
• Support annual EY audit process
• Prepare VAT submissions and reconciliations as required by Corporate head office team
• Perform ad hoc operational duties as requested by management.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
• Previous financial analysis experience.
• Previous experience of preparing budgets and forecasts.
• Bi-lingual in English and Japanese
• Good working knowledge of SAP
• Strong Excel skills
• Strong understanding of IT systems and their interface with financial reporting systems.
• Retail or visitor attraction industry experience is a strong plus
• Previous experience of launching a big project is a plus
• Self-starter who is able to work on own initiative
• Strong interest in the project and passion for making it happen
• Flexibility to handle unknowns/uncertainties
• Team player with willingness to support others and build relationships
• Excellent organisation and follow up skills; ability to prioritize, excellent time management skills.
• Professional, diplomatic, confident, able to deal with all levels of staff and management.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Japanese and English ; confident communicating at all levels within the organisation.
• Detail oriented to produce accurate reliable and high quality work in a timely manner
• Commitment to get the job done

Education / Qualifications:
• CPA or Japanese Book-keeping qualification is plus
• Educated to degree level

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r791zk-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.