Senior Staff Accountant

Ref#: 29737
CBS Business Unit: CBS Radio
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

About Us:
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit

·        Perform daily accounting functions, including A/R, A/P, G/L Trade/Barter, Billing, Fixed Assets.

·        Perform all aspects of month-end close including JE’s and GL variance analysis/reconciliation.

·        Participate heavily in monthly financial review processes, especially as it relates to specific G/L accounts

·        Make timely recommendations based on research and analysis.

·        Review, investigate, follow-up and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.

·        Effectively communicate (verbal & written) regarding all account balances, variances and specific account information.

·        Prepare monthly account reconciliation review packages (i.e., balance sheet accounts) with clear, detailed notes.

·        Develop analyses; download and manipulate large volumes of data for said analyses.

·        Prepare accurate sales related reports (including sales commission statements).

·        Effectively manage weekly sales billings and required billing/invoicing reports.

·        Coordinate and assist with complex accounting projects and initiatives.

·        Reconcile physical inventory counts to the general ledger and book necessary adjustments.

·        Work with management to identify process and/or system improvement opportunities, recommend solutions and assist with implementation.

·        Effectively communicate in staff meetings status of account balances, variances and specific account information.

·        Work effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas and information in a constructive and positive manner; listen to and objectively consider ideas and suggestions from others; keep commitments, keep others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; address problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.

·        Foster a positive work environment at all times.

·        Assist in implementation and enforcement of financial controls, including internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley testing.

·        Special assignments include managerial reports, corporate projects and assistance with financial planning.

·        Other duties and projects as assigned.


Our ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated individual who possesses the following:

  • Ability to utilize his or her hands-on accounting experience and in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices to achieve department and Market goals.

  • Experience in basic accounting processes, with exposure to general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, reconciliation and month end closing.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and maintain focus in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong Excel skills required (v-look up, pivot tables, sum if’s and ability to write and understand complex Excel formulas); Oracle accounting system experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Radio/broadcast industry experience a plus.

  • 4-year degree in Accounting required.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk, use hands, reach with hands/arms and manipulate a computer keyboard and ten-key machine. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Job requires a majority of the work day to be spent sitting and typing at computers.

NOTE:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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