Your Role Accountabilities

  • Assists with the monthly by-title residuals ultimate’s calculation and analysis managed by Global Content COE - Studios.
  • Executes complex and detailed residuals models used to compute ultimate residuals liability, including validation of episodic guild rates for reasonableness, and maintenance of detailed and intricate manual override calculations, by market and by title, as needed to ensure timely and accurate ultimate calculations.
  • Ensures necessary adjustments are reviewed and maintained to produce accurate costing (expense) results, including rates table maintenance and accurate rate calculations, precise application of by-title attributes and system overrides that drive residual ultimate calculations used to record periodic residual expense and liability accruals. 
  • Reviews residuals liability balances for reasonableness, ensuring monthly expense accruals are as expected.
  • Prepares liability accrual entries and adjustments, for forecast and actuals, as needed.
  • Rolls rates files monthly.
  • Prepares intercompany schedules and journal entries, as needed.
  • Performs quarterly close related activities, as required.
  • Assists with the design and development of system customization and workarounds, as needed, including documenting all requirements for system enhancements to be used for scoping and obtaining funding for IT development, as needed.
  • Maintains documentation in support of SOX Key Controls related to residuals.
  • Works closely with WB Corporate Residuals Group and various Business Unit personnel, as required.
  • Completes special projects, as assigned.
  • Performs periodic review of residuals liabilities for various products, including analysis of accrual and payment details, on a scheduled and ad hoc basis, as needed.  
  • Validates rates from AIRS (corporate residuals system), reviews and maintains accurate costing rates in system, analyzes advances and adjusts ultimate’s and/or accrued liabilities as needed to ensure costing functions produce expected results
  • Assist with analysis whenever significant sales are made to ensure accrual functions will result in appropriate liability accruals.
  • Ensures all required reconciliations and account analysis are completed with sufficient documentation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in an accounting/budgeting or related environment required.
  • Previous experience in public accounting and/or the entertainment industry preferred
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Economics or related field required.
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