Accounting Manager

World Wrestling Entertainment Stamford, CT

About the Job

WWE seeks a motivated, experienced Accountant to join our General Accounting team. The ideal candidate will be a CPA and have both public and corporate accounting experience. This position will support the Director of Accounting and involve a mix of month-end close functions, technical analysis, and business support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly closing activities for various business units, including television and digital content production (including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and supporting schedules.)
  • Perform monthly "Budget vs. Actual" variance analyses. Take the lead on researching/resolving significant variances.
  • Present monthly financial results to business partners and senior management.
  • Monitor activities performed by off-shore service provider, provide ongoing training and mentoring.
  • Review and streamline/improve existing processes; document processes for training, internal audit and SOX purposes. Compile and analyze performance metrics to identify areas for improvement.
  • Function as the Subject Matter Expert for assigned businesses. Cross-train department members and liaise with business partners to provide more value-added support.
  • Complete various assignments/analyses in support of monthly/quarterly closings, year-end audit, annual report and as requested by management.

Requirements:
  • 5 years of hands-on, related accounting experience, preferably in content production accounting
  • Experience in Media/Entertainment industry a plus
  • CPA and both public and corporate accounting experience preferred
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills, ability to communicate across all levels, including senior management.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply accounting guidance to new and varied types of transactions
  • Process-oriented with a passion for developing best practices
  • Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive; able to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and still pay close attention to details
  • Strong Excel Skills, proficient with pivot tables and vlook-ups.
  • Previous JD Edwards and/or Workday experience a plus
  • Experience working with an off-shore team preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree and/or CPA preferred
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