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Warner Music Group Manager, External Reporting 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.

  • E mpowered by P eople : 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: Manager, External Reporting

This position will be responsible for overseeing the external reporting process of Warner Music Group Corp. reporting to the VP, Financial Reporting.

Job Description:

  • Lead the preparation and coordination of the quarterly and annual consolidated external financial statements (10-K, 10-Q, etc.) in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

  • Ensure complianacewith all applicable SEC and other reporting regulations

  • Become a superuser of Workvia, the cloud-based platform used to prepare our quarterly and annual financial statements

  • Lead the team in performing disclosure analysis for peer Companies and other filers using Intelligize

  • Review and oversee the preparation of theunderlying supporting footnote schedules and coordinate with domestic and international affiliates regarding variances comparative to prior reporting periods

  • Act as the key contact for other departments to coordinate and obtain information for specific sections of the 10-K/10-Q

  • Review and oversee the preparation of a detailed level tie out of our earnings press releases, quarterly and annual filings (e.g.10-K, 10-Q, etc)

  • Review and oversee the preparation of the quarterly and annual US GAAP disclosure checklist

  • Review and oversee the preparation of the annual 401(k) plan financial statements

  • Assist with the oversight of the Company’s equity compensation plan including overseeing the preparation of monthly stock-based compensation journal entries

  • Review and oversee the preparation of the quarterly earnings per share calculation

  • Review and oversee the preparation of quarterly reporting deliverablesbased on label/affiliate submissions which analyzes quarterly variances of certain key account balances based on their size and risk portfolio

  • Coordinate the collection of the quarterly Management Representation Letter

  • Act as control operator for key SOX controls corresponding with the above mentioned responsibilities and task performed

  • Assist wit the preparation of ad hoc reports, special projects, and analyses for senior management, as requested

R ockstar Candidates will have :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional experience in accounting.

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred.

  • Big Four public accounting or large multi-national experience preferred

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of financial systems and software

  • Intermediate level knowledge of GAAP/SEC accounting and reporting.

  • Proficient with MS office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management and Workiva (Wdesk)is a plus

It would be music to our ears if you also had :

  • Strong work-ethic and a self-starter with effective organizational skills with attention to detail who proactively seeks out new solutions

  • Demonstrates problem solving, decision making, and continuous process improvement skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrates partnering, influencing, and communication skills up and down the organizational structure to convey key elements in a concise and positive manner

  • Ability to communicate clearly and translate data-driven analyses into concise materials and actionable recommendations

  • Ability to work proactively, independently, and as a strategic partner in a team environment

  • Ability to find and implement efficiencies within tasks successfully

  • Demonstrates critical thinking and dedication to deepening understanding of work being done

  • Passion for music and desire to build a career in Finance 

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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Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

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

Effective October 1st, this position will require being in the office 4 days a week. We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

Salary Range

$110,000 to $125,000 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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