Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Corporate Accounting Manager
The Corporate Accounting Manager in the RTR Hub is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and related analysis functions coupled with continuous improvement, standardization and simplification of those functions and outputs for the Corporate Division. The Accounting manager will also serve as a liaison between SPE’s outsource provider, Capgemini, and SPE’s lines of business. In addition, the manager is responsible for the incremental SAP S4/Hana work which will result from Cash Clearing, Open Items Management, Document Type usage/Doc Splitting by profit centers, BW reports, etc. Manager must be able to understand the main functions surrounding the Corporate Accounting area including, but not limited to: Cash, Intercompany, Fixed Assets, Overhead and General Accounting in order to provide oversight and support for the Corporate Accounting team members at Capgemini. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Pre-Period End Activities: Review/Approve intercompany accrual entries. FA fiscal year change report, FA year end close report, critical accounts analysis and TB report, and journal proposal of corrections of critical accounts. Review balance sheet schedules, roll-forward, and capital expenditure schedules prepared by Capgemini. 2. Period End Activities: Review B/S reconciliation, supporting documentation, and propose required adjustments. P&L analysis and support documentation including salary related expenses. Close reports for period close and GL Reconciliation of open Items and balance managed accounts. Solve non-IT issues in AR and Inventory close activities. Review and approve Bank Reconciliations. Review inter-company settlements. Review month-end close schedules and assist Capgemini with preparing month over month variance explanations for the Balance Sheet/P&L. 3. Reporting & Queries for LoB financial and management reporting, review/approve proposed adjustment entry, review/sign off, and obtain LoB approval, if needed. Review/Approve P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow reports. Triage query or ad-hoc report request; review/approve responses from BPO. Review and enhance actual to Plan P&L Variances. Manage statutory and tax audits and assist Capgemini with various issues/questions in all Corporate Accounting areas. 4. Journal Entries: Review support for/Approve judgmental journal entries. Review/Approve certain non-judgmental journal entries. Provide documented approval for system limited entries. Effectively troubleshoot issues, including the review and resolution of Bank Reconciliation reconciling items. 5. Fixed Assets & Capital Projects: Review/Approve request for purchase, disposal, or transfer unplanned depreciation.

Analyze capital project cost reports and revise project budgets and controls, as needed. 6. Work closely with the Corporate FP&A team to provide actual information during the Budget, quarterly Forecasts and MRP for the Corporate Shared Services cost centers. For Corporate Income Tax Return, prepare or obtain data and review/sign off annual tax package. JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 4-6 Years of Experience
  • BA degree preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP Accounting
  • SAP – Intermediate Level
  • Excellent computer skills are mandatory. Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables, Vlookups) a must. Word and Macros is a plus. Communication – solid written/verbal skills a must.
  • Ability to Foster an outstanding relationship of customer service and satisfaction with operating and financial personnel at all levels. Must have excellent organizational, project management and analytical skills. Able to mutli-task.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.
  • Sony Pictures – CA – Culver City Area & Studios


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