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Warner Bros. Discovery Manager, Technical Accounting in Knoxville, Tennessee

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role

The Manager, Technical Accounting will be responsible for the company’s accounting assessments and policies. This individual should be comfortable working directly with senior management of the company as well as the external auditors.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Establish, develop and document the company’s global accounting policies

  • Be the accounting subject matter expert for various non-standard accounting topics

  • Assess, conclude on and document accounting treatment for transactions as well as contracts review and assessment

  • Advise, guide and monitor peers as it relates to compliant accounting behavior

  • Lead accounting and accounting-related projects (e.g. implementation of new accounting standards, business and M&A projects)

  • Create presentations and present to senior management and the Board of Directors

  • Work directly with the external auditors on accounting positions and external filings

  • Coordinate work activities with other company leaders around the world

  • Perform technical accounting research, understanding new accounting literature, evaluating implications to the company, and operationalizing the accounting guidance

  • Research, analyze, and formally document technical accounting issues and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP

Qualifications & Experience…

  • BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and IFRS requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role

  • Mix of public accounting and public company experience

  • CPA required

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.