Senior Financial Analyst, International Television Distribution

Time Warner

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Sr. Financial Analyst, International Television Distribution for the EFS Global TV, Theatrical, Consumer Products, DC Entertainment department. Plans and executes day-to-day general accounting activities and processes which includes management of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider deliverables for the designated Business Unit/Territory. Provide direction and guidance to the BPO organization and use discretion in managing a tight close calendar to ensure all work is correct and on-time. Position may involve international travel and require the role to work independently in making decisions while abroad with little to no supervision. Duties include general ledger stewardship, review/approve financial statements and ensuring all business objectives are met. In addition, must provide guidance and make decisions in the areas of financial accruals, cash flow impact, internal controls and assessment of consolidated results. Provide the highest level of customer service to the end user business unit and/or international finance executives who rely on the accuracy and timeliness of the information provided.  Interact with various Warner Bros finance staff and decide how best to ensure business dependencies are being satisfied.

  1. Analyze & approve actual results for the quarter/month end closing process:
  1. Use discretion in managing a tight close calendar to ensure all work is correct and on time; prioritize daily close checklist tasks to be performed by the BPO, ensure they are done timely and immediately identify and resolve issues or delays. 
  2. Applies judgment, expertise & approval on journal entries that impact the Company’s financial statements to Time Warner, decide balance sheet classifications, determine contingent liability assessment/disclosure and asset impairment testing.
  3. Identify, investigate and resolve irregular items and prepare adjusting journal entries as required.
  4. In-depth knowledge of accounting rules to properly interpret and determine applicable accounting treatment.
  5. Approve any necessary overhead accruals, sub-cash analysis and entries as deemed to be necessary.
  6. Prepare P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Reporting Packages
  7. Prepare and review balance sheet fluctuations, supplemental schedules and related party disclosures.
  8. Perform variance analysis on results comparing actual operating performance to plan and prior year on a month-to-date, quarter-to-date and year-to-date basis.
  9. Provide support for footnote disclosures and legal services accruals.
  10. Prepare and determine the consolidation of financial statements for Enterprise Financial Services (“EFS”) & Business Unit use.
  11. Manage and resolve by-title reporting issues with BPO including any root cause analysis and resolution implementation.
  12. Work closely with internal TW auditors and external E&Y auditors as needed.

 

  1. General ledger maintenance and stewardship:
  1. Guarantee completeness and accuracy of GL activity; review and analyze trial balance to determine if adjustments are necessary.
  2. Approve inter-company activity reconciliations and provide recommendations to ensure any discrepancies are resolved in a timely manner.
  3. Review/ensure all BPO/EFS owned GL account reconciliations are performed and are accurate and complete. Record adjustments where deemed necessary.
  4. Prepare and record transfer pricing and master use royalty entries with minimal supervision.
  5. Review system interface reconciliation reports prepared by the BPO and approve all data uploads of financial data to the divisional and corporate enterprise applications (SAP, BW). 
  6. Perform reconciliations and research on variances between television production sub-systems to SAP.

 

  1. Other closing related activities:
  1. Lead meetings with Business Unit finance teams, including executives, and BPO team, both during and after close to understand and review performance and discuss how to further improve processes.
  2. Identify, recommend and implement process improvements to drive efficiencies in the organization. 
  3. Research US GAAP as it relates to significant matters and provide accounting guidance to ensure compliance with US GAAP. 
  4. Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley cycle documentation, audit testing, identify areas of control risk and design and recommend mitigating control procedures.

 
 What do we require from you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 3+ years of experience working with accounting finance.
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.
  • International travel as needed.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Previous “Big 4” accounting experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in shared service environment preferred.
  • SAP/Oracle knowledge preferred.
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