Sr. Manager, Internal Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Warner Music Group
  • Paramount Plaza, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • May 16, 2024
Full time Finance

Job Description

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: Sr. Manager, Internal Financial Reporting & Analysis

 

A little bit about our team:

The WMG Financial Analysis team partners on a wide array of analysis across all divisions, operating performance/delivery tracking, market/competitive analysis, and ad-hoc projects. The department provides reporting and analysis on all actual, forecast and budget cycles for WMG. 

Your role:

This position requires experience in variance analysis and strong understanding of accounting and finance. We are looking for someone who is proactive in analyzing financial variances and can efficiently communicate financial results and forecasts. You will interact directly with financial leadership across all divisions and corporate executive leadership team.

This position will be responsible for preparation of required financial reporting deliverables and review of Warner Music Group Corp.’s financial documents. Monthly areas of focus and analysis include affiliate-specific P&L performance compared to annual budget, consolidated WMG P&L performance compared to annual budget and prior year, affiliate-specific direct cost evaluation, top-seller review, and streaming analysis. The position will report to the Director, Financial Reporting & Analysis.

 

Here you’ll get to:

  • Assist with the Corporate Reporting and Analysis process encompassing monthly reporting over actual and forecast results. This includes coordination with segment finance leads at the Recorded Music, Music Publishing, and Corporate operating segments to properly report and analyze WMG operating performance.

  • Prepare financial review packages on a monthly and quarterly basis for the Board of Directors, CEO, CFO, and Controller for both actual and forecast results, including analysis of key variances to prior year and budget, on a consolidated and operating segment basis. 

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

  • Coordinate with Investor Relations and External Reporting to assist in the development of the quarterly and annual press releases and earnings script documents.

  • Liaise directly with External Reporting to prepare quarterly MD&A and income statement analysis, and other ad-hoc reporting and analysis in connection with the quarterly earnings process and as requested.

  • Prepare financial documents analyses for certain key accounts including SG&A and Other Income/Expense on a quarterly basis.

About you:

  • CPA  preferred

  • 6+ years of professional experience in accounting and financial analysis

  • Large multi-national experience a plus

  • Strong digital literacy with knowledge of financial systems and software

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Finance / Economics 

  • Knowledge of music/media industry strong plus

 

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Problem-solving, decision making, and continuous operational improvement skills

  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail

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

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

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.


Effective October 1st, 2023  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

$125,000 to $145,000 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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