Vice President, Financial Reporting & Accounting

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by World Wrestling Entertainment

Stamford, CT 06901
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Reporting directly to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Vice President of Financial Reporting and Accounting will lead financial reporting, general ledger accounting, and related internal controls for WWE, a publicly traded integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. This role will also oversee accounting systems and both on and off-shore accounting teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the Financial Reporting and General Accounting functions and teams, which includes the following:
    • Research and documentation of technical accounting issues and implementation of accounting treatment
    • Accounting close processes (monthly, quarterly, annual)
    • Preparation and review of information in support of the annual financial audit and quarterly reviews
  • Oversee and improve controls over financial reporting
  • Document and review significant assumptions and processes involved in the preparation of financial statements
  • Ensure compliance with professional standards, SEC, and GAAP reporting guidelines
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements and supporting documents, including quarterly communications with the Company's Audit Committee
  • Continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the accounting, closing and reporting processes
  • Meet monthly closing deadlines
  • Ensure accuracy of accounting work through detailed reviews
  • Document policies and procedures surrounding accounting processes

  • 10+ years of related professional experience, focused primarily on Financial Reporting and G/L Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting experience and CPA required; Public Accounting firm experience preferred
  • Entertainment/Media industry experience preferred
  • Experience leading both on-shore and off-shore teams
  • Experience implementing ERP systems and expanding off-shore team capabilities a plus
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Able to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex financial reporting and accounting issues
  • Outstanding leadership skills, including successful track record of team building, thought leadership, and quantifiable business accomplishments
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to make effective presentations to senior level executives and large groups
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and priorities and re-prioritize as necessary to align with current business needs
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications including advanced Excel
  • JD Edwards and TM1 experience a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or closely related field of study required
  • Master's degree in Accounting or closely related field of study strongly preferred
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