Accounting Manager


Accounting Manager

  • 北京市, China


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.

This role is responsible for delivery across WBD of all statutory, audit, outsourced accounting and compliance matters for Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China and Hong Kong. The role oversees a team of 2 as well as outsourced accounting providers across Asia.

This role will directly support Singapore, Thailand, India, China and Hong Kong. One team member oversees Philippines and the other member is responsible for Taiwan/ Malaysia.

General Accounting
• Period close deliverables and reporting
• Close calendar/Monthly P&L review and analysis review and provision of variance analysis for month-end results
• Timely completion of month-end deliverables relating to divisional responsibilities
• Coordination of all Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China and Hong Kong based treasury related functions
• Liaise with US-based treasury team and provision of information in response to requests
• Regular review and management of cash balances and accounts/facilities. This includes responsibility for IC reconciliations and funds settlement
• Maintain effective internal control environment ensuring controls are compliant with various territory requirements and WBD SOX policy
• Responsible and oversee accuracy of balance sheet reporting activity including review of balance sheet reconciliations and quarterly balance sheet footnote disclosures; conduct periodic balance sheet review updates with Finance partners
• Perform ad hoc analysis for APAC Studio leadership and APAC CFO/Finance teams as well as work with different departments and handle queries within the organization
• Handling System report issues in coordination with technical team
• Assisting in improving existing internal controls and procedures to be in line with Corporate Accounting Policies
• Accurately handling reporting requests/questions received from various stakeholders
• Coordinate with other team members to reconcile identified variance and adjustments to be made
• Assist in various global/ department initiatives, such as system migration and Account Reconciliation Harmonization

Statutory Reporting
• Lead Statutory reporting across Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China and Hong Kong
• Supporting E&Y on preparation and drafting of statutory accounts for all local reporting entities
• Coordinator and principal point of contact for external auditors
• Develop and execute strategy on an annual basis to deliver all statutory requirements by various country timelines, utilizing a combination of internal and outsourced accounting resources
• Proactively manage internal audits and external filing process through on-going engagement and communication with multiple company officeholders, including the region CFO, heads of legal, general managers, etc.
• Manage the annual statutory Financial Statement audits with PwC for various WBD legal entities, ensuring compliance with local GAAP
• Coordinate between auditors (PwC), Controllership and local outsourced accounting firms to maintain a calendar of deliverables and deadlines for WBD subsidiaries’ local statutory reporting requirements
• Review local intercompany invoices and service fee allocations for Global teams
• Ensure all reporting is accurate and timely and in line with company policies, best practices, and US/local GAAP

Areas of Accountability
• SME for Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China and Hong Kong statutory reporting and compliance
• Regular interaction with offshore accounting groups in a matrixed organization

• Fully qualified Accountant – CPA/MBA
• Strong technical experience including experience in month-end management accounting for revenue and cost
• US GAAP reporting and SOX experience
• Experience of multi-site and multi-currency reporting
• Minimum 7-10 years of experience in accounting
• High-level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluent in English and Mandarin

• Experience in leading teams through significant periods of change as well as steady state
• Experience in integrated finance applications/information systems (e.g. SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle)
• Experience with direct and indirect tax compliance
• Experience working with outsourced financial functions

Competency Assessment
• Attention to detail, but also able to take a strategic view of data and highlight salient facts for discussion
• The ability to plan and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines as well as effective time management of workflow to meet accounting deadline
• Strong analytical, strategic thinking and technical accounting skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned
• Able to work under pressure/time constraints
• Proactivity – display strong initiative and ability to identify and rectify issues. Propose solution rather than come with problem
• Ability to build relationships at all levels of the business
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel
• Able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary
• Able to organize and schedule work effectively
• Service-oriented
• Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Additional Information
• Travel to local teams on ad hoc basis. Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time

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 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, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].


Category : Accountant
Posted : December 1, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 7 Months

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