JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performing day-to-day execution of general accounting activities and operating activities.
- Guiding offshore BPO teams to ensure completeness and accuracy of GL activity.
- Review and assess the accuracy of key accruals such as return reserves, inventory obsolescence reserves, and bad debt and retail risk reserves.
- Prepare and review month-end close reporting deliverables to assist the team in assessing the accuracy and completeness of by-title and financial statement information.
- Performing variance analysis on results comparing actual Home Entertainment operating performance to forecast. This analysis is presented to the Accounting
- Executive Director during the monthly sign-off meeting. This includes:
   - Using advanced analytical skills to identify the root cause of variances to forecast and identify main title drivers.
   - Clearly documenting explanations for variances to forecast for management review.
- Review balance sheet fluctuations, and identify, investigate and resolve irregular items. Prepare adjusting journal entries as required.
- Prepare supplemental schedules and assist with related party disclosures.
- Provide support for footnote disclosures.
- Review account reconciliations prepared by the BPO team for accuracy and completeness. Prepare account reconciliations for new accounts as needed.
- Other closing related activities:
   - Strive to maintain and continuously improve quality of customer service to retained finance organizations.
   - Identify, recommend and implement process improvements to drive efficiencies in the organization.
   - Work closely with internal auditors and external auditors and assist with documentation and audit testing.
- Complete ad-hoc projects and analysis as determined by internal management.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance (required). CPA preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working in accounting or related financial area.
- Media and entertainment industry preferred.
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles that pertain to scope of work.
- Ability to coach others and deliver feedback.
- Utilizes advanced analytical skills and draws keen insights from the data.
- Manages intermediate-level processes and projects with minimal input from others by taking proactive action to resolve general challenges.
- Successfully manages multiple deadline-driven projects.
- Uses thorough logic and methods as well as business knowledge to solve problems.
- Raises conflicts and concerns to supervisor; makes suggestions to management regarding how to resolve.
- Seeks to understand the broader business environment and to utilize these insights as appropriate.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers, other levels of personnel and outside clients.
- Embrace and thrive during change.
- Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and knowledge of SAP (including Business Warehouse).

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTANT