Full Time Job

Corporate Lead, Accounting

Warner Music Group

Nashville, TN 06-22-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Job Title: Corporate Lead, Accounting

Why this could be your next big break:

The Corporate Lead, Accounting is responsible for providing leadership and direction to our Financial Shared Services Organization that performs the following finance and accounting functions on behalf of the US business units as well as Corporate:
• General Accounting – responsible for general ledger accounting, including monthly close, balance sheet reconciliations, eliminations, fixed assets, certain treasury accounting, indirect tax compliance, digital accounting and certain budget / forecast responsibilities
• Inventory Control – responsible for inventory accounting, costing, and direct purchase invoice processing
• Participations / P&D Contract Administration – responsible for administering agreements with artists and third parties, i.e., compiling statements to account to artists and third parties, processing payments, and month end accounting accruals and reconciliations
• Royalty Finance – responsible for analyzing royalty expense, accounting for advances, balance sheet account reconciliations, and other ad hoc analysis

Here you'll get to:
• Ensure effective financial internal controls; identify and remediate control gaps
• Lead team to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial information and reports
• Acquisition integration
• Partner with corporate finance team for initial consolidations of the legal entities
• Participate in special projects as requested by business units and corporate
• Provide excellent customer service and develop / maintain strong relationships with different business unit finance organizations, including the respective CFO and VP of Finance
• Develop an environment of constant process improvement that results in definable projects that are delivered timely and result in cost savings to the entire organization
• Facilitate and bridge gaps between the areas of Finance, Accounting, IT, Strategy and Operations
• Develop, recommend, and implement all strategies relating to Financial Shared Services functions
• Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
• Interact with internal and external auditors to resolve potential issues and new transactions
• Participate in ad hoc analysis and projects
• Build and manage relationships with the label/affiliates
• Manage and coordinate the provision of timely and high-quality service and delivery to the business
• Scope could expand to include additional functions or regions

Rockstar candidates will:
• Act as a strong leader who can influence and lead initiatives within the company, and manage and motivate
• Have the ability to achieve results through influence over external and internal parties who are not direct reports
• Act as a team player who can cooperate/collaborate with all business units and departments within the company
• Have the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment which is crucial   
• Possess solid project management skills, from initial idea through execution
• Demonstrate professional maturity with unquestioned personal and business integrity
• Exhibit the partnering, influencing, and communication skills to convey key elements in a concise and positive manner across a range of audiences and levels
• Possess knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

It would be music to our ears if you also had:
• BA/BS in Accounting and CPA required
• 10-15 years of strong financial management or controllership experience
• Large, multinational company experience
• Driver of ''change'', and thinks creatively and strategically
• Strong understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
• Quantifiable examples of achievements and strong track record of success
• Experience in strong communication and strategy presentation
• SAP and HFM familiarity a plus

Company Profile
Warner Music Group
With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville.
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