Manager, Financial Reporting

Burbank, CA

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.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.

The Job

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Manager, Financial Reporting for the Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. department.

This manager focusing on the reporting and analysis of WarnerMedia (primarily legacy Warner Bros.) to ensure consolidated results are in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations. Consolidated Financial Reporting is responsible for the preparation of consolidated financial statements and related footnote disclosure for inclusion in the AT&T quarterly and annual SEC filings. Acts as liaison between our parent company, AT&T, and Global Business Services to ensure adequate explanation of submitted results, communicate reporting requirement revisions to internal partners and to obtain alignment on process efficiencies.

The Daily

Balance Sheet Reporting and Analysis

Monthly Balance sheet review of certain line items, including resolution follow-up for previously identified issues
Preparation / presentation of monthly deliverables including balance sheet analysis, financial package schedules and other management reports
Preparation and review of quarterly executive balance sheet reviews, presentation and analysis
Collaborate with internal/external customers, business partners and peers to drive efficiencies in processes and effectively meet deliverables
Preparation or review of footnote disclosures prior to submission to AT&T
Address management inquiries/requests for data and analysis spanning multiple finance / accounting areas
Participate in other key projects and initiatives impacting balance sheet reporting

Balance Sheet Review and Submission

  • Resolve balance sheet data issues that affect the transmission of financial statements to AT&T, including researching and reconciliation of data in legacy GL and/or AT&T systems
  • Reviews and promotes monthly data in AT&T systems
  • Work in multiple systems to report results

Special Projects/Other

  • Assist in providing ad hoc reporting / analysis and with various other projects, including cross-divisional initiatives, as required
  • Provide support for new legal entities, restructure of existing entities and closure of company codes in SAP
  • Assist with master data requests
  • Provide assistance/support to other areas within the financial reporting group as needed

Skills / Competencies

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented self-starter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet routine and non-routine deadlines
  • High degree of motivation to deliver a quality product
  • Initiative and willingness to take on additional responsibilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Competent in preparing presentation quality documents and executive level summaries
  • High emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, data analysis, and process innovation
  • Team player who embraces change

The Essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Five or more years of experience in accounting and/or finance
  • Variance analysis and reporting experience is a plus
  • CPA preferred
  • Proficient with Excel and ERP systems required, including use of macros and v-lookups (SAP/BW experience preferred)

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.