Director, Financial Reporting
WMG - Warner Music Group - New York, NY

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Warner Music Group: 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, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Department Description: Corporate Finance provides support to the label Finance teams in closing the books, budgeting, forecasting and managing corporate service costs.

High Level Job Description: This position will be responsible for overseeing the global consolidation and SEC reporting of Warner Music Group Corp. reporting to the Vice President, Assistant Controller.

Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all external (SEC) reporting and other reporting regulations (XBRL, S-4, press release, earnings documents, etc…)
  • Oversee the global consolidations and financial close process for over 150 worldwide sites.
  • Assist with inquiries of debt holders, members of the Board of Directors, Senior Management, and parent
  • Responsible for additional financial reporting to Senior Management, Board of Directors and other key primary stakeholders
  • Leverage technology and focus on continuous improvement in the financial statement close and external reporting process
  • Review consolidated income statement/balance sheet accounts and factsheet provided to upper management and investor relations used in preparation of 8-K (press release) and earnings script
  • Coordinate on appropriate implementation strategies for changes in accounting standards and assisting in developing and ensuring compliance with WMG’s global accounting policies
  • Key contact for worldwide finance team and other departments (e.g. legal, investor relations) for reporting, accounting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), and other issues.
  • Assist in maintenance and development of HFM.
  • Ensure SOX requirements for the department are met and compliance is maintained at all times.
  • Undertake and manage special projects and other reporting needs as required.
  • Key point of contact for external auditors
  • Direct supervision of the consolidations team (manager, financial analyst) and the external reporting team (manager, financial analyst)
Required Competencies/Skills:
  • Previous experience in auditing and reviewing SEC filings including Form 10-K and Form 10-Q
  • Demonstrates problem solving, decision making, and continuous process improvement skills
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates partnering, influencing, and communication skills up and down the organizational structure to convey key elements in a concise and positive manner
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and as a strategic partner in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, meets deadlines and work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment.
  • Previous supervisory experience a plus
  • Proficient with MS office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word).
  • Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management is a plus.
Special Requirements/Preferences:
  • CPA license is required.
  • Big Four experience
  • 10+ years professional experience in accounting and reporting
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Large multi-national experience a plus
Education Required/Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent.
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