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WWE is a publicly traded (NYSE: WWE), integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment with more than 700 employees whose mission is to put smiles on people’s faces. WWE’s PG, family-friendly programming is broadcast in more than 170 countries and 35 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide.

WWE’s operations are organized around four lines of business – Media Division, comprised of WWE Network, Television, Home Entertainment and Digital Media; Live Events; Consumer Products Division, comprised of Licensing, Venue Merchandise and WWEShop; and WWE Studios.

Job Description

Senior Accountant
WWE seeks a motivated, experienced Accountant to join our General Accounting team. The ideal candidate will be a CPA and have both public and corporate accounting experience. This position will support the Director of Accounting and involve a mix of month-end close functions, technical analysis, and business support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly closing activities for various business units, including live events and films (including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and supporting schedules)
  • Perform monthly “Budget vs. Actual” variance analyses.  Take the lead on researching/resolving significant variances
  • Present monthly financial results to business partners and senior management.
  • Monitor activities performed by off-shore service provider, provide ongoing training and mentoring
  • Review and streamline/improve existing processes; document processes for training, internal audit and SOX purposes.  Compile and analyze performance metrics to identify areas for improvement
  • Function as the Subject Matter Expert for assigned businesses.  Cross-train department members and liaise with business partners to provide more value-added support
  • Complete various assignments/analyses in support of monthly/quarterly closings, year-end audit, annual report and as requested by management

Requirements:

  • 5 years of hands-on, related accounting experience, preferably in film/event accounting
  • Experience in Media/Entertainment industry a plus
  • Public and corporate accounting experience preferred
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills, ability to communicate across all levels, including senior management
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply accounting guidance to new and varied types of transactions
  • Process-oriented with a passion for developing best practices
  • Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive; able to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and still pay close attention to details
  • Strong Excel Skills, proficient with pivot tables and vlook-ups
  • Previous JD Edwards and/or Workday experience a plus
  • Experience working with an off-shore team preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and/or CPA preferred

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WWE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. WWE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. WWE also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. For information about Privacy and Information Security for WWE employment candidates, please review our Candidate Privacy Policy. For information regarding Terms and Conditions for this and other WWE websites, please review our Terms and Conditions of Use.

WWE is a publicly traded (NYSE: WWE), integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment with more than 800 employees. Our mission is to put smiles on people’s faces. WWE’s PG, family-friendly programming is broadcast in more than 180 countries and 20 languages and reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide.

WWE’s operations are organized around four lines of business – Media Division, comprised of WWE Network, Television, Home Entertainment and Digital Media; Live Events; Consumer Products Division, comprised of Licensing, Venue Merchandise and WWEShop; and WWE Studios.

The award winning WWE Network, is the first-ever direct-to-consumer premium network that includes 24/7 scheduled programming, all live pay-per-views and nearly 10,000 hours of video-on-demand content. The WWE Network has more than 1.5 million subscribers and a 90% satisfaction rate. Monday Night Raw on USA Network is the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In addition to our flagship programming Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, that air live every Monday and Tuesday nights on USA Network, WWE’s popular reality series’ Total Divas & Total Bellas air on E!.

WWE is a global leader in social and digital media with more than 825 million social media followers. WWE is the #2 most viewed channel in the world and the #1 sports channel on YouTube. WWE trends on Twitter every week, 52 weeks per year and John Cena, one of our most popular Superstars, is the #1 active American athlete on Facebook.

The WWE App has been downloaded more than 37 million times and WWE.com has nearly 12 million unique visitors each month. Our content strategy keeps our fans, the WWE Universe, engaged in our characters and storylines across multiple platforms and enables them to connect with us anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Partnerships with Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Facebook, Twitter, Google, ESPN and Hulu have also further enhanced WWE’s reach and engagement with our passionate fan base.

WWE is committed to leveraging the power of its brand and platforms to help address important social issues worldwide including diversity and inclusion, education and military support as well as providing hope to those in need. Through partnerships with Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish, Susan G. Komen, The V Foundation, Ad Council, GLAAD, First Book, Hire Heroes USA and USO Metro, WWE supports programs and initiatives that positively impact children and families around the world. 

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Estimated annual salary
$78,099
average
Minimum
$59,838
Maximum
$100,266

World Wrestling Entertainment

Type

Company - Public

Size

501-1000

Revenue

$500M to $1B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Arts/Entertainment/Publishing
Computer/Internet
Hospitality/Travel

Founded

1952

CEO

Vince McMahon

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