Assistant Manager - Accounting

Warner Bros Discovery Inc
Mar 07, 2024
Apr 20, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.

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.

Overall Purpose of the Role

Summary of the role - main purpose for the existence of the role

Support day-to-day accounting activities, include record-to-report activities for film cost recognition and amortization, subscription and content licensing revenue, intercompany transactions, OPEX, etc. of HBO APAC entities.

Areas of Responsibility

Key elements (maximum suggested 6) and required results of the role.


General Accounting
  • Responsible for various month end/ quarterly deliverables
  • Programming Analysis
  • Revenue Accounting responsibilities for Major (Movie) Deals
  • Assist in affiliates contracts review supporting OTC
  • Computation of BBF commission, Reconciliation of BBF Books to HBOPP's collection
  • Assist in preparation of monthly revenue/expense and variance analysis
  • Perform monthly revenue and tie out between sub ledger and general ledger
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations
  • Reviewing provision and accrual expenses
  • Prepare monthly accruals journal entries
  • Support internal and external audit request
  • Work in collaboration with Legal, Sales, Finance, Business, LOB, GBS on cross divisional initiatives and handles reporting requests/questions received from various stakeholders
  • Responsible and manage month end close processes and deliverables
  • Perform ad hoc analysis for Sr. Manager/ Manager as well as working with different departments and handle queries within the organization
  • Coordinate with other team members to reconcile identified variance, adjustments to be made
  • Assist in various global/ department initiatives, such as system migration and Account Reconciliation Harmonization
  • Ensure expenses code to correct accounting code and all data entry are accurately input into accounting system
  • Support any ad hoc projects

Areas of Accountability

Where applicable, provide information about the size of the organization managed, operating budget, revenue accountability, number of employees or other quantitative data pertinent to this position.
  • Regular interaction with various accounting groups in a matrixed organization

Selection criteria

  • Preferred fully qualified Accountant - CPA
  • Strong technical experience including experience of month end management accounting for revenue and cost
  • US GAAP reporting and SOX experience
  • Experience of multi-site and multi-currency reporting
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in accounting
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Experience in Integrated finance applications/information systems e.g. SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle
  • Experience working with outsourced financial functions

Competency assessment

List the on-the-job behaviors a successful incumbent of this position must demonstrate. (Examples: Leadership,

Analytical Skills, Global Market Awareness, Communications)
  • Attention to detail, but also able to take a strategic view of data and highlight salient facts for discussion.
  • The ability to plan and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines as well as effective time management of workflow to meet accounting deadline.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and technical accounting skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned.
  • Able to work under pressure / time constraints.
  • Proactivity - display strong initiative and ability to identify and rectify issues. Propose solution rather than come with problem.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary.
  • Able to organize and schedule work effectively.
  • Service-oriented.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information

For example - travel required and cross-cultural requirements

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

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