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Senior Manager, Accounting

Posting
Job Title
Senior Manager, Accounting Time Warner
Division
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Domestic Television Dist Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Interest
Finance/Accounting Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 164675BR Position
Type
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 The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager, Accounting for the Domestic TV Distribution (DTVD) Accounting department. This individual will be responsible for order to cash duties including, but not limited to, review and approval of all new and amended contracts as well as invoicing and cash application for DTVD which sells Warner Bros. Theatrical and Television product in the Pay TV, Cable, Broadcast Network, Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD), Advertising Video on Demand (AVOD), Syndication (cash & barter ad sales) and Digital/Online markets. Specifically, the responsibilities will include: 
  • Overseeing all contract maintenance for Syndication, Cable, Network, SVOD and AVOD deals as well as invoicing, and cash application in DTVD’s A/R subsystem including accurate interpretation and review of sales contract information.  
  • Liaising with the Cable Sales, Contract Administration, Sales Planning and Product Inventory, Legal, Credit & Collections, and Finance Departments for all internal workflow; and performing the same function for external correspondence with Pay TV, Broadcast Network, Syndication, Cable, SVOD and AVOD customers.
  • Overseeing/reviewing payment schedules and license fee allocations for the Domestic Cable, SVOD, AVOD distribution deals to assist Sales, Business Affairs & Operations groups.
  • Overseeing and approving accruals for all media for monthly/quarterly financial statements closes, provide variance explanations to the Finance and By-Title Reporting groups for closes, budgets and forecasts, and provide guidance on payment terms for contracts extended over one (1) year to calculate the Imputed Interest Discount on long term contracts.
  • Reviewing WB Joint Ventures cash flow schedules utilizing COSMOS and factoring in pending deals to facilitate tax provision reporting.
  • Reviewing and approving the revenue by client report for all media for the quarterly Footnotes submissions to the corporate Financial Reporting & Budgeting (FRB) department and oversees monthly cash and advance payment reconciliations.
  • Preparing the Balance Sheet reconciliation between COSMOS (AR Subsystem) and the SAP General Ledger, identify reconciling items and proposes corrective action.
  • Coordinating the compilation of schedules and responses to facilitate reviews and audits performed by both internal and external auditors as well as the Tax Department and contribute to the preparation of on-going updates of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act compliance documentation narratives.  
  • Being a key participant in system replacement initiatives and represent the department as a subject matter expert on relevant business functions.
What do we require from you?
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting/Finance or related field.
  • Minimum 5–7 years previous experience in accounting and must have previous experience managing staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Access and Word.
Bonus points for:
  • SAP or large ERP system experience. 
  • Entertainment industry experience.
But Wait, There's More!
  • Medical, dental, vision coverage, competitive paid time off and competitive company-matching 401K plan.
  • Warner Bros. Learning Network to help develop and navigate your career.
  • Impact, the Warner Bros. Giving Program, which provides ways for you to support the communities in which we live and work.
  • Part of the Time Warner family which includes brands like HBO, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network.

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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.