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VP of Financial Compliance

Discovery Inc
Burbank, CA 91501
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Discovery Inc

Location: Burbank, California, United States,
Req ID: 33173


Current WBD employees will be given preferential consideration for this opportunity. This position will only be posted for five business days.

The VP of Financial Compliance will be responsible for managing the Global Financial Compliance Program of Warner Bros. Discovery. This individual will lead the team responsible for financial compliance and internal control transformation for the global WBD operations. Works closely with business operators, Accounting and the broader Finance community, Information Technology, Internal Audit, and external auditors on various controls and compliance initiatives, as well as business process best-in-class transformation projects. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that there is conformity in internal controls, identifying effective and efficient internal control frameworks for the business, recommending business process efficiency improvements, and will help lead the internal control transformation efforts around the world.


  • Provide technical consultation to control and process owners on risk assessment, internal controls (SOX; COSO), and compliance
  • Provide technical consultation to control and process owners on risk assessment, internal controls (SOX; COSO), and compliance
  • Review business processes and identify, assess, design, and coordinate the documentation (narratives; flowcharts) with process owners and Internal Audit
  • Provide advisory services to respective business owners and management with respect to internal controls design and implementation, including best practices with respect to new business processes, initiatives, and system implementations
  • Deliver SOX and COSO expertise to the organization that address control issues and provide process improvement opportunities, including through the delivery of training programs
  • Recommend best practices to transform and change accounting processes and systems while maintaining SOX compliance
  • Monitor and ensure internal controls are updated according to changes to the business (process changes; expansion; acquisitions; system implementations)
  • Review processes, controls, data, and reports with respective owners and identify gaps/opportunities for improvement
  • Assist business partners with developing remediation plans and track and monitor progress against agreed upon timelines
  • Partner with Internal Audit on annual risk assessment
  • Cultivates a close relationship with Internal and External Audit teams to align and enact risk-based design of internal controls
  • Coordinates with accounting teams around the world
  • Reviews and creates presentations for senior management
  • Accountable for the performance of a team, sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion
  • Champions, manages and enhances tools which support the compliance program
  • Coordinates work activities with other company leaders
  • Make decisions guided by established policies and procedures

  • Qualifications

    Work Experience
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role working with global teams
    • Experience implementing best practices that require significant innovation for improving processes by applying advanced understanding of complex functional/technical and business issues and challenges
    • Ability to anticipate resource requirements and to make adjustments based on emerging issues and priorities
    • Experience managing the audits of public company financial statements and related internal controls in accordance with PCAOB requirements
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all areas of the business at various levels, including executive and senior leadership
    • Ability to drive change and influence behavior/outcomes of those not directly responsible
    • Experience with designing and/or testing control compliance over IT system implementations, including ERP applications
    • Experience preparing and delivering training programs to others
    • Experience working directly with internal and external auditors to resolve control compliance issues
    • Embraces change and able to professionally navigate through challenging situations
    • Strong executive presence with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
    • Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels

    Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

    • CPA required
    • BS/BA in related discipline from an accredited university


    Minimum of 10 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), IFRS, and SOX requirements

    Other Requirements

    Travel is required

    Must have legal right to work in the United States


    Posted: 2022-09-22 Expires: 2022-10-24

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