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Senior Financial Accounting Analyst - Content Accounting, Hulu

Company: Walt Disney Co.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Hulu's Content Accounting team is seeking a Senior Financial Accounting Analyst to support the accounting for Hulu's fast-growing slate of Original Content. This position will report to the Manager, Content Accounting, with direct exposure to the Director, Content Accounting. The right person for this role will be dedicated, proactive, and sets a high bar for their work product. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who continually seeks opportunities for efficiency, innovation, and process improvement. If you are the kind of person who obsesses over details, thrives in a collaborative environment, and jumps at the opportunity to seek new challenges, this is the role for you!

Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Own specific original content accounts, which includes the preparation and review of month-end close journal entries and supporting work paper reconciliations
* Account for the full lifecycle of titles, from development through launch, within a diverse portfolio of original series and films
* Review content licensing agreements to determine appropriate application of accounting policies
* Maintain the integrity and accuracy of accounting data related to content licensing agreements, including key contractual terms, fees, and payment for appropriate capitalization and amortization
* Analyze contract information and gather transaction data to determine filmed content-specific accounting accruals, including participations and residuals
* Review and approve payments for original content titles based upon agreed terms
* Collaborate with the Content FP&A, Legal, and Production teams to obtain appropriate and timely data to support accounting records
* Liaise directly with Accounts Payable and/or third-party content partners regarding content remittance and other reporting
* Prepare and review key reporting schedules and financial statement footnotes and disclosures
* Preparing key financial statement disclosures associated to commitment obligations for licensed and original content
* Assist in special projects conducting market research, and preparing and standardizing analyses around historical and estimated viewership (e.g. model building, scenario testing etc.) to support critical content accounting policies
* Creating insightful presentations that summarize analysis and presenting them to groups of accounting and finance managers as well as executives to influence financial policies and decision-making
* Maintaining process documentation, including the design and implementation of key Sarbanes-Oxley controls surrounding the analysis of the company's content amortization policy
* Managing other ad-hoc projects for the content accounting team

Basic Qualifications:

* 3 to 5 years of accounting/finance experience, with +2 years of Big 4 and/or entertainment industry experience
* Relevant accounting experience within the media and entertainment, with knowledge specific to ASC 920 and ASC 926
* Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft business suite, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
* Strong work ethic with the ability to work extended hours during critical periods such as at month and year-end

Preferred Qualifications:

* Knowledge of the Subscription Video on Demand industry
* Experience with cloud-based or ERP financial software such as MediaMorph, Adaptive Insights, Workday Financials and/or other business tools (e.g. Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc.)
* Active CPA license

Required Education:

* BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, and/or similar discipline with analytical bias

Summary:

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. We're looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It's a mission that takes some serious smart, intense curiosity and determination to be the best. Come be part of the team that's powering play.

Keywords: Walt Disney Co., Santa Monica , Senior Financial Accounting Analyst - Content Accounting, Hulu, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Monica, California

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