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HBO Senior Accountant


Senior Accountant, Financial Operations & Reporting to perform the forecasting of HBO’s spending on Acquired Theatrical Programming (ATP) and East Coast Business Affairs, (“the business areas”). ATP requires an in-depth understanding of HBO’s studio and library deals and programming amortization policies. Senior Accountant will also support the budget and long term planning processes for the business areas.


  • Prepare the monthly forecasting processes for the business areas.

  • Prepare the timely delivery of quarterly external reporting schedules, including commitments and contingencies and intercompany reconciliations.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of HBO’s studio and library deals and utilize that knowledge to forecast programming amortization and cash payments.

  • Optimize the use of Hyperion Planning to ensure accurate and timely analysis and reporting including identify system enhancements.

  • Proactively identify and implement internal process improvements that will deliver more efficient / effective forecasts.

  • Support the development of budgets and long term plans for the business areas.

  • Identify trends in the industry and proactively assess the financial implications of changing circumstances and assumptions.

  • Collaborate extensively with various levels within the operating groups. Ask probing and insightful questions and follow issues/projects through to final resolution/completion.

  • Assist with ad hoc requests as necessary.


  • BA/BS or MBA in accounting.

  • Minimum of four years public and /or private accounting experience with strong work ethic.

  • Proficiency in Excel is a must.

  • CPA strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply financial accounting standards required.

  • Solid analytical, technical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-motivated individual, detail-oriented with ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Experience with Hyperion Planning strongly preferred.

  • Media & Entertainment industry experience a plus.