Assistant Manager - Content Accounting

Warner Bros Discovery Inc
May 17, 2024
Jun 01, 2024
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Full Time
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Overall Purpose of the Role

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

Responsible for Day-to-day accounting activities of acquire programming and original production cost recognition and amortization, intercompany transactions, and month end close of HBO APAC entities.

Areas of Responsibility

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


General Accounting
  • Download titles from iBroadcast to Programming Subsystem, update exhibition dates and compute License Fe and update exhibition dates in sub-system
  • Preparation of journals for programming, inventories, and accruals.
  • Analyze Indies and Specials expense variance
  • Perform monthly Programming and Original Production related Balance Sheet and P&L analysis
  • Prepare Programming Audit schedules
  • Prepare monthly close entries
  • PSS subsystem
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Manage intercompany transaction disputes and confirmation
  • Support internal and external audit request
  • Work in collaboration with Finance, Business, LOB, GBS on cross divisional initiatives and handles reporting requests/questions received from various stakeholders
  • Responsible for monthly foreign exchange revaluation and translation process
  • Responsible for month end close processes and deliverables
  • Perform ad hoc analysis for Sr. 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 licensed programming cost are accurately computed, capitalized and amortized according to accounting standards.
  • Ensure Original Production cost are accrued timely and accurately.
  • Responsible for the computation of film cost amortization and prepare amortization journals for posting.
  • Responsible for intercompany cost recharge for Production entities.
  • Liaise with Finance and Business stakeholders to ensure Production and acquire content cost are accrued timely and accurately.
  • Prepare monthly P&L and Balance Sheet flux explanation.

Areas of Accountability

Where applicable : -
  • Regular interaction with various accounting groups in a matrixed organization
  • Participate and support global transformation project to move from various legacy ERP systems into one consolidated system, such as S4 migration.
  • Participate in process improvements and standardization to gain greater efficiency and effectiveness within the region.

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 1-3 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 behaviours 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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