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Warner Music Group Assistant Manager, Accounting in New York, New York

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything : Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.

  • Global Growth, Local Expertise : Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.

  • Innovation and Insight : Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.

  • Empowered by People : Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Accounting

Center of Excellence

Warner Music's new center of excellence for Shared Services has been the home to the financial, legal and administrative functions that provide critical support and best-in-class services to our US Recorded Music and Publishing businesses since it opened in 2017. The Nashville center embodies the innovative and creative spirit that stems from the company's deep history in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking and artist-focused innovation, enabling our employees to develop a wide range of skills through cross-function collaboration and development opportunities.

Department Overview

The Finance Department is responsible for managing all the center's accounting and cash management functions. As a critical component of the Finance department, the Accounting Operations Group provides accounting services and support to WMG's US record labels and businesses.

The Role

The Assistant Manager for Accounting Operations & Reporting is responsible for overseeing the monthly close process and all aspects general ledger accounting for his/her assigned client. The Assistant Manager will liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with SOX requirements as well as managing and developing a team of Accountants.

Detailed Job Description:

  • Manage the monthly close process including financial statement preparation and analysis, general ledger maintenance, reconciliations, and intercompany balancing

  • Ownership of the full balance sheet, ensuring all activities are performed timely and accurately

  • Work with team to complete submission to corporate and review of related schedules submitted to Corporate and Labels 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

  • Maintain strong relationships with finance personnel of domestic as well as international affiliates/business units, internal/external auditors, 3rd party vendors, as well as other divisions within WMG

  • Perform ad-hoc tasks and special projects as required by Division and/or Directors

  • Manage, coach, and develop team members

Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Excellent Excel/Microsoft Office skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed in interacting with internal/external parties

  • Detail oriented and ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills in reviewing accounting transactions

  • Knowledge of Oracle, HFP, SAP, and Access database a plus

Education/Experience Required:

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance

  • CPA Preferred

  • 5+ years of experience in accounting or financial audit, preferably with Big 4 and/or private industry

  • Experience in a supervisory role

  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

About us:

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here and think you will, too.


Salary Range

$90,000 to $95,000 Annually

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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