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Warner Music Group Sr. Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting and Analysis 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: Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting and Analysis

A little bit about our team:

The Corporate Finance Department at WMG is responsible for overseeing all of the financial operations of the company in partnership with the finance groups within the labels and individual companies within WMG. The department provides financial reporting, accounting, planning, budgeting, and financial compliance and auditing for the company. The department is filled with fun, outgoing and overall successful individuals who work hard all while enjoying the perks of working in the Music Industry. This role will report to the Senior Director, Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Develop an understanding of the general ledger account structure, affiliate hierarchy, and company operations

  • Review and analyze monthly and quarterly actual results to understand unusual variances

  • Prepare and maintain recurring source files, primarily in Excel with HFM Smart View functionality, which are leveraged for analysis of results and are the basis of senior management reporting

  • Prepare monthly review packages for senior management for both actual and forecast results

  • Assist in preparation of monthly Board of Director presentation decks for both actual and forecast results

  • Liaise with Consolidations and External Reporting regarding financial results to ensure presented uniformly across the Company

  • Monthly areas of investigation and analysis over Recorded Music segment include, affiliate specific P&L performance compared to annual budget, consolidated P&L performance compared to annual budget and prior year by revenue and cost type, including margin analysis, affiliate specific direct cost evaluation, top seller review, and streaming analysis.

  • Monthly areas of investigation and analysis over Music Publishing segment include, overview of segment performance compared to annual budget and prior year, consolidated P&L performance compared to annual budget and prior year by revenue and cost type, including margin analysis, and consolidated direct cost review.

  • Monthly areas of investigation and analysis over Corporate segment include, overview of segment performance compared to annual budget and prior year, review of performance compared to annual budget and prior year by department, and consolidated overhead commentary.


  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with UK FP&A counterparts, Recorded Music finance teams globally, Shared Services Accounting, Consolidations, External Reporting, Cash Analysis, Treasury, Corporate Services, Investor Relations, and other key financial team members

  • Prepare ad hoc reports, special projects, and analyses for senior management, as requested

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 2 years of professional experience

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

  • CPA candidate preferred

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of financial systems and software

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

  • Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management 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

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

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.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

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.

Salary Range

$80,000 to $96,000 Annually

Salary Ranges are included for all NY, California job postings and 100% remote roles where talent can be located. 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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