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Senior Manager, Accounting

Job Title
Senior Manager, Accounting Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Finance:Accounting Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Finance/Accounting Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 164073BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview Warner Bros. corporate functions provide specialized knowledge and expertise to support our vast portfolio of businesses like DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. As part of the corporate functions, Enterprise Financial Services (EFS) is Warner Bros' Global Shared Services Center for Record to Report (R2R), Procure to Pay (P2P), and Invoice to Cash (ITC) services. EFS strives to improve profitability by delivering efficient and scalable global finance and accounting services enabling Warner Bros. to channel resources towards creating award winning content, while maintaining flexibility to the changing business landscape. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager, Accounting to support our Enterprise Financial Services (EFS) Home Entertainment General Ledger & Record to Report Accounting department. This position is responsible for day-to-day execution of general accounting activities primarily related to international territories, record-to-report processes and operating activities with the Shared Service provider for Warner Home Entertainment. The duties will include general ledger stewardship, month end closing and reporting, consolidation of actual results, preparation as well as review of all financial statements from the distribution of Home Entertainment products, by title reporting for supplemental, footnotes and disclosures, issuing Home Entertainment Close Memos and significant reserves books for senior management. The duties will also include working with the Shared Services provider, Business Unit Finance and Accounting in Burbank and international affiliates, other Enterprise Financial Services (EFS) Shared Service Groups in multiple locations, Tax Department, and other corporate groups including but not limited to Financial Reporting in support of the closing process. Specifically, the responsibilities include:   
  • Oversight of all month end close activities related to international territories including: trial balance review, journal entry adjustments, sales analysis, ensuring proper posting of revenue according to ASC 606, preparation/review of financial statements and supplemental schedules, accrual schedules, balance sheet account reconciliations, Warner Home Video reserves, and variance analysis between actual and plan.
  • Establishing and ensuring timeliness of overall monthly close activities, accuracy of close processes and management of Shared Services activities such as ensuring SOX controls are implemented and adhered to.
  • Management of monthly/quarterly close deliverables to WB Corporate Financial Reporting including Business Unit by-title submissions, management reports, footnotes, and supplemental schedules.
  • Management of day to day general ledger activities including regular GL account reviews, cash clearing, foreign exchange analyses, tax withholding, and unearned revenue reconciliations according to ASC 606 as well as preparation/review of reports and analysis of sales, cost of goods sold, inventory, reserves, tax, etc. 
  • Oversight of activities related to By Title revenue, cost of revenue, receivables and inventory data including management of all aspects of the relationship between EFS and Business Unit accounting organizations as well as prepare/provide schedules as requested by External auditors.
  • Development of staff into mature financial advisors with a customer service orientation, set priorities for the department, and make recommendations on process improvements/standardization.
What do we require from you?
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field along with CPA.
  • 6+ years experience in public and/or private accounting; 2-3 years managing staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, financial close, consolidations, reporting and planning.
  • Proficiency in a variety of systems: High level Excel experience preferred (macros, pivot tables, lookup functions); Microsoft Word; SAP & BW experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
  • Domestic & international travel required as needed.
Bonus points for:
  • MBA or advanced degree. 
But Wait, There's More! In EFS, we focus on the employee experience every step of the way.  We are an inclusive and diverse team and like to have fun!  As an employee, you will be able to: 
  • Telecommute once per week after you’ve been with the company for 6 months.
  • Wear casual dress Monday - Friday  ‘Dress for the day’.
  • Focus on your professional development by attending lunch and learns, participating in a mentoring program and extensive training opportunities both internally and externally led.
  • Get involved in activities such as volunteering events, attending movie premiers on the Burbank studio lot, team building exercises, One Finance organization events, and working out with colleagues at the on-lot gym.
Warner Bros. offers a generous benefit package and 401k plan. 


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.