HBO Accountant, Distribution Operations

Job Title
HBO Accountant, Distribution Operations Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Finance/Accounting Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 163199BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for the financial operations, month-end close, forecasting and reporting for the Domestic Digital Subscription business.

  • Responsible for financial reporting and analysis:
    • Prepare current year forecasts and budget (P&L, Cash Flow and related variance analyses) for subscriber revenue and partner marketing expense across all digital partners.
    • Produce monthly financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) summarizing results across all digital partners and compare against various benchmarks including forecast, budget and prior periods.
    • Prepare journal entries for the monthly close including revenue, partner marketing expense and cash receipts.
    • Produce key reporting metrics and financial dashboards and summaries highlighting significant business trends and financial results.
  • Other Responsibilities:
    • Access the digital developer reporting portals and ingest data into HBO’s financial systems for purposes of consolidating data to be used for analytics and tax reporting.
    • Reconcile subscriber information to the financial reports received from the digital partners.
    • Track and analyze partner marketing costs by digital partner and deal tactics.
    • Prepare subscriber information and qualitative analysis to assist the operating area. 
    • Review digital distribution agreements and amendments from draft through execution.
    • Prepare contractual summaries and ensure compliance for digital partners in accordance with agreement terms related to reporting, commitments and payment terms.
    • Identify and assist in the development of automated processes for revenue recognition and forecasting.
    • Interact with other business units including Global Network Distribution, Research, Technology and IT, Legal & Business Affairs and Finance.
    • Prepare ad hoc analysis as required.
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA preferred with a minimum of 2 years professional and/or public accounting experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Power Point and ability to adapt to various financial reporting systems.  Experience with Oracle eBusiness Suite and Business Objects a plus.
  • Highly motivated and confident self-starter with the ability to work well under time constraints, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Must possess strong work ethic and solid analytical, technical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.

About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.