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Who We Are…
When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Your New Role
This position exists to prepare and provide accurate, timely and relevant financial reporting and planning support to Sports division. The Manager, Financial Analysis supports the Sports LOB leaders in providing objective accounting and financial analysis by having an understanding of the industry and business strategies, and an in-depth knowledge of the company's accounting and financial processes. The LOB Sports Manager is an active liaison between Sports Finance, Controllership and Consolidated Financial Reporting. This role also works with the NBA accounting team.
Your Role Accountabilities
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Monthly consolidated financial reporting and analysis
Assist in the preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages
Cash flow consolidation and variance analysis (Actual, Forecast and Budget)
Assist in preparation of monthly Actual Package report
Responsibility over CFR and SOX compliance-related deliverables
Participate in Functional, Business Unit and Segment Close meetings (including presentation of BU results)
Capital cash flow and depreciation forecasting and reporting
Assist with segment Budget consolidation and presentation activities, as well as CFR deliverables
Management Reporting and Special Projects
Assist in preparation of Finance and Sports executive scorecards
Oversight of management requests for data and analysis spanning multiple functional finance and accounting areas
Special projects and focused analysis relating to process improvement initiatives and reporting efficiency initiatives across Finance and Accounting
Management of Sports Target process
Ad hoc Sports-wide reporting and analysis (savings initiatives, headcount, others)
Work with accounting and finance teams to coordinate and facilitate the NBA audit process
Collaboration with Finance and Accounting teams to challenge and refine existing processes (especially in areas that impact Line of Business)
Oversight responsibilities over admin activities such as monthly close calendar, alternate hierarchy maintenance, chartfield action requests
Cross-training, process documentation and goal-setting
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum four years accounting and/or finance experience involving forecasting and budgeting with at least two years of experience in a role with demonstrated strong analytical, organization and technical skills.
Advanced analytical skills supported by proficiency in all MS Office applications and Hyperion Essbase or a similar application.
Candidates must demonstrate initiative, leadership, strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple deliverables and priorities.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
Master's degree or CPA qualification, or actively working towards completing certification
Advanced analytical skills, and strong technical accounting skills supported by proficiency in all MS Office applications and ESSBASE/Hyperion applications
Strong written, oral and presentation skills; a confident communicator able to interact effectively at all levels of a matrix organization and with a high degree of professionalism.
Solid understanding of technical accounting matters and finance processes.
Extremely organized with ability to effectively manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and competing priorities.
Good problem resolution skills, strong organizational skills, and marked collaborative approach.
Results oriented with an ability to set clear goals and priorities and deliver timely, high quality services
The successful candidate will place a high emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, reporting and data analysis and process innovation.
PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Query experience are desired but are not required
Media, Entertainment, Television or sports industry experience desired, but nor required
How We Get Things Done…
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits…
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, 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.
If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at email@example.com.