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Accounting Manager, EMEA Networks

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

Accounting & Finance
Warsaw, Poland · Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

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 Accounting Manager, EMEA Networks will be a member of the EMEA Networks Accounting Controllership team based in Warsaw, Poland. The Accounting Controllers Team is responsible for monthly and quarterly US GAAP reporting, preparing the statutory financial statements (in numerous GAAPs), review of account reconciliations and support for global financial reporting processes. Everyday responsibilities include ensuring compliance during audits, as well as with SEC and SOX guidelines. The Team closely cooperates with other relevant stakeholders, including the tax team, GBS, as well as external vendors. The EMEA Accounting Controllership Team is responsible for multiple countries from the Networks segment in the region, including UK, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and more.

In this role, you should have a solid understanding of IFRS and/or US GAAP allowing you to identify, propose and decided on the accounting treatment for complex transactions. You will be a partner to multiple stakeholders, internal and external, you will be a self-starter and should be able to work well without immediate supervision.

You will work in individual, expert-type role, reporting to one of the Senior Accounting Managers/Accounting Directors.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Manage and own assigned tasks and processes within accounting area applying IFRS/US GAAP + relevant local GAAP expertise, including statutory financial statements preparation.

  • Review complex financial reporting transactions, provide guidance to your stakeholders and coordinate technical accounting research to determine proper recognition in line with regulations and company policies.

  • Drive and manage improvements and develop automation of daily/monthly standard tasks accounting processes and workflows.

  • Manage internal and external audit work (Sox testing, maintenance and updating of internal controls, Financial Compliance processes).

  • Prepare/Review periodical management reports, BS Flux and SEC schedules, reconciliations including applicable regular analyses and metrics as well as ad hoc reporting.

  • Lead cross department meetings, document and track action items. Propose solutions. Escalate issues as appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Master’s degree in accounting or finance and at least 6 years of accounting/auditing experience in international environment.

  • Understanding of IFRS, US GAAP or any other relevant reporting framework (e.g. German, Polish, French, Nordic countries) is a must

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, Excel in particular is a must

  • Experience with enterprise information systems, (SAP) a strong plus and preferred.

  • Results oriented, strong attention to details, accuracy, timeliness, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks is a must.

  • Status reporting, issue flagging, as well as presentation skills of prepared analysis and its implications. Ability to frame issues and articulate findings

  • High Integrity team player with strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with others and promote positive working relationships across the organization.

  • Motivated by challenging, high-energy, flexible environment. Resilience and ability to work under conditions of pressure and adjust to urgent and changing situations.

  • ACCA, CIMA or PIBR completed qualification is considered as a strong advantage.

  • Knowledge of any of the following languages (outside of being fluent in English) is considered as a strong advantage: German, French, Italian, Turkish.

What's in it for you?

  • Contract of employment

  • Hybrid work model (3 days from the office/week)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Free access to and MAX

  • Benefit package: private medical health care, life insurance, MyBenefit cafeteria including sport card, social funds, retirement pension plans, recognition platform, employee referral program

  • Work-life balance initiatives: wellbeing platform, yoga, massages, educational webinars, Employee Assistance Program, internal media initiatives

  • Training & development: sharing the cost of English lessons, Employee Resource Groups, Bridge learning platform, sharing sessions with experts, periodic movie shows in the office cinema room

  • CSR activities: volunteering, eco & social initiatives

  • Casual dress code

  • Parking space available for booking


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.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

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