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Sr. AccountantLocation Burbank, California, United States Job ID 172965BR Apply Now
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. seeks a Sr. Accountant for the Home Entertainment Accounting department. Responsible for timely and accurate accounting primarily related to the Cable Digital businesses (VOD, EST, PPV & Hotel). Utilize digital systems to facilitate royalty accounting, POS (Point of Sale) data analysis, analytics, ad hoc reporting, receivables management and financial close processes. Use of Mediamorph, SAP, BW systems and Excel required.
Responsible for royalty accounting including: revenue recognition, contract and pricing review, client issue resolution, and ad hoc analysis and business decision support primarily related to the VOD businesses. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Understand digital’s revenue recognition guidelines and apply guidelines to royalty accounting / contract review processes.
Analyze and process statement royalty data in accordance with contract terms. Use applicable WB systems such as Mediamorph, SAP and BW to process and report on the data. (Data analysis requires excel usage for large amounts of data, excel functions: pivots, sorts, formulas, v-loop ups).
Review/validate data against contractual terms and prepare price testing monthly.
Resolve all variances through working with Digital team (accounting, finance, sales) and/or conversations with the clients. Escalate issues as appropriate to senior management.
Review and track minimum guarantees including earn outs and payment collection.
Responsible for by customer and by title revenue, track and report on key client information as needed to senior management (POS or Royalty data).
Assist with onboarding new clients.
Assist with business decision support analyses, ad hoc reporting and analytics.
The role will assist with the financial close processes (monthly and quarterly). This includes but is not limited to:
Process, prepare and calculate royalty statements and POS accruals.
Track actuals vs forecast (by client), research and gather supporting documents as needed for the variance analysis.
Review financial statements (revenue and cost data).
Assist with preparation of financial close schedules including cause of change and other ad hoc analysis.
Analysis and reconciliation of Balance Sheet and P&L accounts.
Assist with Footnotes, supporting schedules and SOX controls.
Participate with Audit requests including but not limited to gathering support, copying documents, and preparing analysis and reconciliations as needed. Types of audits include:
External or 3rd party audit requests.
Take on additional duties, assist with new projects and help management improve business processes so as to streamline and/or and eliminate non value added tasks.
This would include but not be limited to identifying and help implement process improvement to Mediamorph or other financial systems / processes.
BA / BS degree in Accounting or equivalent required.
3+ years of accounting experience required.
Royalty accounting, entertainment or media experience a plus.
Audit and SOX experience a plus.
Knowledge of Royalty accounting, media or cable business a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills as the individual will be required to deal with various levels of management both within and outside Digital Distribution.
SAP and BW accounting experience preferred.
Advance PC skills (Advanced Excel) required.
Ability to learn new systems (MediaMorph, Marvin, Business Objects).
Ability to multi-task and organize work priorities.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to collect relevant facts quickly, provide recommendations, make decisions.
Must have strong written and verbal skills.
Motivated, organized, self –starter with a hands-on approach.
Flexibility – ability to adapt quickly to new systems and processes.
Well organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting shifting deadlines.
Excels at working internally with various internal stakeholders and with customers/clients.
Thrives upon change and continual process improvement.
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