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Content Accountant

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Finance


Fueled by the broad appeal of the instantaneous enjoyment of unlimited original and licensed movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to 100+ million streaming members around the world.   Have you ever wondered how we assess and decide how we account for content in our financial statements? Are you curious and invested in how to automate workflows for Accounting? Do you enjoy managing and analyzing large data that are used in critical business decisions? If yes, we are looking for you to join other stunning colleagues in Los Angeles who share a passion to continue to build an expertise in streamed content accounting.


This role provides you the chance to join a team that is committed to transforming and redefining the perception of what entertainment is and how it can be enjoyed through the Netflix service.  With continued investment in a slate of content including original productions, content licensing and international expansion, it's a great time for you to join Netflix.

QUALITIES WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • We find that individuals who quickly obtained Senior level at a studio or public accounting firm are more likely to be suited to this unique challenge. If you’re a Senior or a rising star Senior, we’d love to talk to you!
  • Fundamentals of Accounting- We'd like you to have 3+ years of public accounting experience under your belt (preferably from the Big 4) backed by a bachelor's degree in accounting and/or finance; CPA license is preferred.
  • Attention to detail + love for data - We pride ourselves on producing high quality work, scrutinizing important numbers and formulas for accuracy, and using spreadsheets and system data to reconcile accounts and solve problems; we like our accountants to love Excel pivot tables and be unphased by large data sets.
  • Enthusiasm and quick learning - Enthusiasm for designing and building new accounting systems and making improvements to existing systems. Prior work with contract review (revenue, leases, or other complex documents), data entry and analysis, research, and other problem-solving tasks is helpful, but we understand you probably have never done content accounting.  That's OK with us because we'll teach you as long as you're excited about learning.
  • Curiosity and passion - Our team members ask probing questions, challenge the status quo, make changes to improve processes, and have fun while doing it all; positive attitude and never settling for “good enough” are key, along with fitting into our unique company culture.
  • Industry experience in a studio environment a plus, but not essential to the position if you are enthusiastic about the position and capable of learning quickly.
  • Adaptable - You have to be comfortable in an ever-changing eco-system of content, finance and accounting issues and projects.
  • You embrace and advocate the Netflix culture and our long-term view .

MORE DETAILS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Based in our Hollywood office, reporting to the senior management team in Content Accounting.
  • Part of the team responsible for the financial integrity of the company's content commitments, assets (capitalization), liabilities (payments), and expenses (amortization).
  • Set up (in proprietary contract management system) and accounting of content license contracts, with focus on license fee uploads and payment term assignments.
  • Review and documentation of content license agreements, which includes interpreting contractual terms and understanding the application of our accounting policies.
  • Drive process improvements and contribute to exciting projects such as partner management (vendor portal, inquiries, payments review, and reporting) and system design and testing.
  • Cross-functional interaction with teams in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, across both the finance and content acquisition organizations.


As Netflix continues its original content expansion, the accounting and operational complexities are also growing. There are new challenges we're facing, and there's plenty of fun we're having. Come be a part of it and help make a positive impact!


Due to the nature and scope of this role, we will need to run a background check prior to starting with us.