Director, Corporate Finance

Warner Music Group - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.2


With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Director, Corporate Finance

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 WMG’s Recorded Music Labels, Artist Services and Distribution businesses, and our Publishing affiliates. The department provides financial reporting, accounting, planning, budgeting, and financial compliance for the company.

Why this could be your next big break:
In this role you will lead all forecasting and reporting for Corporate Overhead, as well as communicate results to our CEO, CIO, CFO and Global Controller for global IT, Finance, HR, Legal, Executive, Communications, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit, Office Services, Shared Services (including Credit and Collections), Business Development, and Royalties & Participations. You will also have the opportunity to serve as member of Global IT and Data Operations Leadership team, providing insight and guidance on strategic initiatives, projects, and operations.

In addition, you will work with senior executives on debt transactions, stock compensation, group bonus accruals, legal settlement, investment accounting and other ad-hoc projects that will give you global exposure.

Here you’ll get to:
Work primarily with senior executives of the corporate and Recorded Music head office departments (including global IT and Data Operations) and will report to the Corporate Controller
Supervise two direct reports
Own the Corporate Services and Recorded Music head office budget which includes both Operating Expenses and Capital Expenses
Review month-end close process, including analysis of variances and review of accruals, P&L and balance sheet
Work on bottom up and top down budget development, budget presentation, tracking of actual results versus budget expenses and monthly forecasting
Track project costs against budget, develop reports for this purpose, meet with senior management to discuss performance against budget and ensure proper coding and approval of project proposals, PO’s and invoices
Review and approve all monthly cash forecasts for special projects and IT capital expenditures
Coordinate, collect, and analyze all Global Non-IT and IT Capital expenditures during Budget and Forecast
Develop and coordinate preparation of cost benefit analysis models for large scale projects, sourcing studies, and RFP evaluations including ROI analysis, cost model analysis, and lease vs. buy analysis
Ensure all corporate services and Recorded Music Head Office financial processes are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements
Ensure capitalization of projects is in accordance with WMG Global Accounting policy
Coordinate Global Capital Allocation Request process for all material capital spend in coordination with the capital spend governance committee
Work closely with HR to track and approve all Corporate and Head Office headcount requests
Report on headcount movements against budget and monthly forecasts
Review and provide commentary for all board material on an ad hoc basis
Perform accounting debt transactions, stock compensation, group bonus accruals, legal settlement, and investment transactions

Rockstar candidates must have:
Degree in finance or accounting
7-9 years of relevant experience
Actual close, budget to actuals analysis, budgeting and forecasting experience
Experience reporting to senior leadership
Strong project management, financial analysis, and executive presence
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Technology / IT finance support
People management experience

It would be music to our ears if you also had:
CPA
BA Accounting
Big 4 accounting experience
Knowledge of Excel, Hyperion and SAP
Music / Media / Entertainment Industry experience
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.

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 Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions 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 classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.

Copyright © 2018 Warner Music Inc.

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Director, Corporate Finance

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 WMG’s Recorded Music Labels, Artist Services and Distribution businesses, and our Publishing affiliates. The department provides financial reporting, accounting, planning, budgeting, and financial compliance for the company.

Why this could be your next big break:
In this role you will lead all forecasting and reporting for Corporate Overhead, as well as communicate results to our CEO, CIO, CFO and Global Controller for global IT, Finance, HR, Legal, Executive, Communications, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit, Office Services, Shared Services (including Credit and Collections), Business Development, and Royalties & Participations. You will also have the opportunity to serve as member of Global IT and Data Operations Leadership team, providing insight and guidance on strategic initiatives, projects, and operations.

In addition, you will work with senior executives on debt transactions, stock compensation, group bonus accruals, legal settlement, investment accounting and other ad-hoc projects that will give you global exposure.

Here you’ll get to:
Work primarily with senior executives of the corporate and Recorded Music head office departments (including global IT and Data Operations) and will report to the Corporate Controller
Supervise two direct reports
Own the Corporate Services and Recorded Music head office budget which includes both Operating Expenses and Capital Expenses
Review month-end close process, including analysis of variances and review of accruals, P&L and balance sheet
Work on bottom up and top down budget development, budget presentation, tracking of actual results versus budget expenses and monthly forecasting
Track project costs against budget, develop reports for this purpose, meet with senior management to discuss performance against budget and ensure proper coding and approval of project proposals, PO’s and invoices
Review and approve all monthly cash forecasts for special projects and IT capital expenditures
Coordinate, collect, and analyze all Global Non-IT and IT Capital expenditures during Budget and Forecast
Develop and coordinate preparation of cost benefit analysis models for large scale projects, sourcing studies, and RFP evaluations including ROI analysis, cost model analysis, and lease vs. buy analysis
Ensure all corporate services and Recorded Music Head Office financial processes are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements
Ensure capitalization of projects is in accordance with WMG Global Accounting policy
Coordinate Global Capital Allocation Request process for all material capital spend in coordination with the capital spend governance committee
Work closely with HR to track and approve all Corporate and Head Office headcount requests
Report on headcount movements against budget and monthly forecasts
Review and provide commentary for all board material on an ad hoc basis
Perform accounting debt transactions, stock compensation, group bonus accruals, legal settlement, and investment transactions

Rockstar candidates must have:
Degree in finance or accounting
7-9 years of relevant experience
Actual close, budget to actuals analysis, budgeting and forecasting experience
Experience reporting to senior leadership
Strong project management, financial analysis, and executive presence
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Technology / IT finance support
People management experience

It would be music to our ears if you also had:
CPA
BA Accounting
Big 4 accounting experience
Knowledge of Excel, Hyperion and SAP
Music / Media / Entertainment Industry experience
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.

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 Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions 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 classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.

Copyright © 2018 Warner Music Inc.