Sr. Financial Analyst Budgeting & Planning (f/m/d) - 12 month FTC


Warner Bros. Entertainment Group

Position Type

Fixed Term




Germany - Hamburg

Posted Date

Oct. 16, 2020

Req Number


Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.

Opportunity Overview

We are looking for a Senior Finance Analyst to join the Business Planning team. As a Senior Finance Analyst, you will be responsible for the timely and accurate forecast process under US-GAAP and Corporate policies. You will prepare variance analysis and ad-hoc reports especially for the division Home Entertainment (with a clear focus on the Digital business) and WB Pictures.

The Daily:
  • Support processing and preparation of monthly and quarterly Rolling Forecasts, Budgets and Reforecasts for US and local purposes including but not limited to:
    • By-title P&L review and variance analysis to the Budget, Monthly Forecasts, and Previous Year
    • Allocation by title
    • Profit & Loss Analyses
    • Processing through various systems
    • Preparation of Cause of Change Templates and Management Reporting Packages
  • Preparation of business performance evaluation for decision support incl. but not limited to:
    • Digital Marketing controlling
    • Digital Customer profitability analyses
    • Product profitability analyses
    • Management Reporting
  • Support the Preparation of ultimates and polling requests
  • Support the Preparation of business reviews
  • Support the Analysis of competition and consumer environment
  • Support maintenance and enhancement of Budgeting systems
  • Support, participation and /or adoption of special projects
  • Ensure the compliance of financial processes with Internal Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Extract insights from data and effectively use images, charts, and conceptual frameworks to synthesize that data
  • Develop actionable recommendations
  • Create and deliver professional presentations to senior leadership
  • Drive continuous process improvement within Finance and across all company processes
  • Support annual budget process, to include a detailed evaluation of all budget plans, budget compilation, and final presentation
  • Support Finance activities as necessary, such as month-end closing, planning, and forecasting
  • Support internal and external financial audits
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from Senior Management and / or Home Office
  • Support other Finance areas in responding to ad hoc requests and taking over sophisticated requests and analyses

The Essentials:
  • Relevant university degree in i. e. in accounting, business, economics, etc. (or similar by experience)
  • Fluent English in speaking, reading, and writing
  • Previous practical experience in Finance/Controlling
  • Good knowledge of general accounting and reporting practices along German-GAAP and US-GAAP is a must, IFRS would be an advantage
  • Experience with the reporting requirements of a multi-national group and used to work in an international business environment
  • Working in an ERP environment – knowledge of SAP R/3 Module FI/CO as well as BW
  • Working in a process-oriented organization

What’s on offer:

This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working remotely. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
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