Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Services

Warner Music Group

Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Services

Job Description:

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.


Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Services

A little bit about our team:

The Corporate Finance Department at WMG is responsible for overseeing all of the financial operations of the Company in partnership with the labels and individual companies within WMG.  The department provides financial reporting, accounting, planning, budgeting and financial compliance and auditing for the Company.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Assists in the preparation and review of Corporate departmental operating unit budget and forecast packages, providing analysis of variances v. budget, prior forecast and prior year;
  • Prepares monthly reporting and analysis packings for all Corporate departments as well as assisting Senior Management at Corporate in controlling and planning their expenses in preparation of their annual budget and quarterly forecasts;
  • Works with the UK finance team to collect and analyze monthly reporting packages for all UK based corporate departments and distributes them to leadership.
  • Assists in the preparation of Board reporting packages and other data used for external reporting;
  • Assists in the collection, consolidation, and analysis of the Global CARS process to manage all non-IT Capex spend globally.
  • Works closely with Corporate Department Heads to collect and compile data and statistics to understand their business operations and results;
  • Work with various Corporate leaders to examine current financial processes like invoice submissions, coding, forecasting, etc. to identify and rectify any pain points.
  • Gathers data and provides financial analyses to facilitate key business decisions and strategic planning, communicating the results to Senior Management;
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of financial models, such as long-range plans, as well as tools for monitoring business performance and forecasting;
  • Prepares Corporate accruals and re-class entries related to monthly and quarterly closings;
  • Evaluates and implements opportunities for streamlining of existing processes, reducing the manual nature of tasks while improving financial accuracy of reporting and actuals;
  • Responsible for ad-hoc invoice submissions, coding, vendor set-ups and payment status tracking for all corporate departments.
  • Manages project accounting process/coding and reporting for all Corporate and Recorded Music overhead departments;
  • Tracks Corporate cash outflow for various projects/initiatives; and
  • Performs various ad-hoc reporting and analysis as needed.

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong computer skills, knowledge of Hyperion and SAP a plus, proficiency using Microsoft Office’s Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build partnerships with client groups;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently and effectively while working under pressure; and
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments at any given time and prioritize them effectively and appropriately.

Special Requirements/Preferences:

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years’ relevant experience.

Education Required/Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business is required.

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA. 

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today. 

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances. 

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