Manager, Accounting (WMGN)
WMG - Warner Music Group - Burbank, CA

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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: The Shared Services group is responsible for the overall accounting and monthly close process for WMG.

High Level Job Description: The Manager of Accounting for Warner Music Nashville and Word is responsible for the monthly close process and all aspects of the label accounting for WMG.

Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities:
  • Manage the monthly close processes for WMN/Word, including financial statement preparation and analyses, general ledger maintenance, reconciliations, etc.
  • Ownership of the full balance sheet for WMN/Word, ensuring all reconciliations are performed timely and accurately.
  • Work with staff to complete submission to corporate and review of related schedules submitted to Corporate and WMN/Word in conjunction with the monthly/quarterly financials.
  • Liaise with Internal and External auditors, and ensure compliance with SOX requirements, including drafting and updating process narratives, and maintenance of requirement documentation.
  • Manage various WMN/Word Sales and Use tax audits and ensure compliance with respect to S&U leveraging KPMG and Corporate Tax
  • Work with label finance personnel, Corporate and other divisions.
  • Provide any ad hoc analysis/projects required by the director, management and WBR.
  • Supervise 1-2 staff and senior accountants.

Required Competencies/Skills:
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed in interacting with label finance, Corporate finance and other internal/external parties.
  • Detail oriented and ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines.
  • Excellent Excel skills required.
  • Knowledge of HFM and SAP a plus
Special Requirements/Preferences:
  • 4+ years of experience with a Big 4 CPA firm or experience in entertainment private industry.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements required.
Education Required/Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • CPA Required/In-Process

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