VACO/Warner Music
  • 13-Jun-2018 to 12-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full Time

About WMG

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.


Center of Excellence

Warner Music's new center of excellence for Shared Services, opening in 2017, will be home to the financial, legal and administrative functions that provide critical support and best-in-class services to our US Recorded Music and Publishing businesses. The Nashville center will embody the innovative and creative spirit that stems from the company's deep history in nurturing entrepreneurial thinking and artist-focused innovation, enabling our employees to develop a wide range of skills through cross-function collaboration and development opportunities.


About Vaco

WMG has partnered with Vaco, a consulting, contract and direct hire firm founded in Nashville, TN to find the right accounting, finance, human resources and IT talent. As the exclusive talent acquisition partner for WMG's center of excellence for Shared Services, Vaco is uniquely poised to find the best people to serve in these new positions.


Department Overview

 The Finance Department will be responsible for managing all the center's accounting and cash management functions. As a critical component of the Finance department, the Accounting Operations Group will provide accounting services and support to WMG's US record labels and businesses.


The Role

The Director of Accounting Operations & Reporting is responsible for overseeing the monthly close process and all aspects of Corporate and Label general ledger accounting for WMG. They will liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with SOX requirements as well as managing and developing a team of Accountants.


Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent Excel/Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed in interacting with internal/external parties
  • Detail oriented and ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills in reviewing accounting transactions
  • Knowledge of Oracle, HFP, SAP, and Access database a plus


Education/Experience Required:

  • BA/BS in Accounting/Finance and CPA required
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting or financial audit, preferably with Big 4 and private industry
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements


Our Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national Origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws and the Company complies with all applicable reasonable accommodation requirements which such laws may require.  Accordingly, please inform the Company's Human Resources representative if you need an accommodation in order for you to complete any employment application-related forms or otherwise to participate in the application or selection process for the position for which you are applying. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity and will enable applicants to participate in the application and selection process and for employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs without imposing undue hardship on our Company.   The Company also will make reasonable accommodations to an applicants or employee's religious beliefs and practices as may be required by law, unless an undue hardship would result. 


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