ADA (Warner Music Group) – Sr. Financial Analyst (US)

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members.

Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Sr. Financial Analyst (ADA)

A little bit about our team

ADA Worldwide strives to provide independent artist and label partners with access to the resources, relationships and experience required to share their creative vision with a global audience. We honor our diverse history and embrace the future with unwavering passion & ambition. As the independent label arm of Warner Music Group, ADA gives indie record labels and artists access to an unparalleled global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides a complete spectrum of marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services.

Your role

The Senior Analyst, Finance will work across internal ADA teams and WMG divisions to ensure the success of ADA and its distributed partners. You will gain experience working on strategic financial objectives targeting future growth with exposure to both major and independent labels globally.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Interact with and support our independent artist and labels through the distribution statement process, addressing partner questions and providing general financial support
  • Execute recurring A&R processes, including preparation of cash spend tracking schedules, current recoupment status summaries, quarterly recoupment analyses, and all other A&R templates
  • Assist the Sr. Director, Finance with month-end close related activities such as journal entry review, financial analysis, preparation of month-end actual and forecast P&Ls, A&R schedules, overhead summaries, and other month-end deliverables
  • Perform actual vs forecast variance analysis & assist the Finance team with researching ADA international submissions directly with WMG global affiliate & local ADA Finance teams
  • Partner with the ADA physical sales team to ensure reporting accuracy of any 3rd party sales
  • Support the internal distribution statement review process by coordinating with our Center of Excellence team, tracking timelines and deliverable status, providing status updates to the ADA Finance team, and regularly assessing high priority statements
  • Coordinate with global WMG affiliates alongside Center of Excellence teams for all intercompany related activities, including processing & approval of intercompany transfers, payable & receivable reconciliations, intercompany invoicing, etc.
  • Prepare recurring reporting templates and schedules to Warner Music Group Corporate Finance, including A&R cash forecasts, variance analyses, forecast & actual summaries, etc.
  • Continuously analyze, develop, and implement process improvements for individual and team functions, as required
  • Participate in special projects, as required

About you
  • You have a degree in accounting or finance with 2-3+ years of relevant experience
  • You are a creative problem solver and enjoy working in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • You possess strong analytical and time management skills with the ability to think critically while juggling competing priorities.
  • You are a self-starter who can identify and recommend process improvements.
  • You are highly skilled in Microsoft Excel and are a quick learner of new IT systems.

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Music or entertainment industry experience.
  • Deep familiarity with data analysis and understanding of music streaming reporting tools.
  • A love of music and a desire to work in a highly creative environment.

About us

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.


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