• Sr Analyst, Financial

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2019 5:16 PM)
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  • Overview

    WGN America is the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company.  It is a nationally distributed television network featuring a strong slate of popular, syndicated dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. This position is responsible for the day-to-day general accounting and forecasting functions of Tribune Studios and WGN America. This position reports jointly to the Director of Finance and Controller.


    • Prepare and analyze monthly and quarterly financial statements (actuals and forecast), including variance explanations
    • Prepare monthly journal entries including accruals, adjustments and reversing JE’s

    • Prepare monthly account reconciliations. Identify and resolve related issues

    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly requests from Management and Corp

    • Assist with internal, external and SOX audits

    • Prepare ad hoc analyses and work on special projects

    • Analyze financial implications of programming scheduling changes

    • Analyze monthly cost center reports and distribute to departments heads

    • Prepare monthly and quarterly programming rights summaries

    • Reconcile traffic and ad sales billing logs
    • Review and code vendor invoices

    • Talent payroll processing



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA preferable.
    • 3-5 years accounting/finance experience.
    • Entertainment industry experience a plus.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent organization and communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of management.
    • Ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment.
    • Strong system skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and general ledger systems. Workday a plus
    • Must be team player, detail oriented and self-starter with ability to work independently.


    WGN America and Tribune Studios will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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