Financial Analyst, Reporting - Affiliate Finance

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Ref#: 26603
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming lineups in all of television. The SHOWTIME programming slate has made the network among the most talked about in the business, with hits that have included HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, DICE, the upcoming series I’M DYING UP HERE, the limited series GUERRILLA and PURITY, and the highly anticipated return of TWIN PEAKS.  Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ®.

 Showtime Networks Inc. owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc. operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networkswhich offers Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian Earththrough SN Digital LLC.

Description:

This position is part of a Finance team charged with consolidating and analyzing revenue and sales, marketing, advertising, creative services, operations, digital distribution, broadband, and business/product development & management expenses for SNI. This individual is responsible for monitoring expense performance and ensuring the proper and timely recognition of all financial information. In this position, he/she will coordinate the monthly close process and assist in the consolidation of all monthly estimates related to expenses.

Ensure the proper and timely recognition of Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Creative Services, Operations, Digital Distribution, and Business/Product Development & Management (Business Unit) expense information for SNI and assist in revenue and broadband expense recognition. The position manages the monthly close process/preparation illustrating the financial position of the company, the variances from prior estimates, budgets and prior actuals, meaningful interpretation of business trends, and related risks and/or opportunities that need to be addressed. Manages and assists the following activities:

Expense close processes (compile and distribute Business Unit expense reporting)

Aging and Bad Debt close process (compile, analyze and distribute reporting and perform related journal entry)

Review monthly accruals and variance reports

Assist with revenue close process (review monthly revenue/sub reporting)

Assist with broadband expense close process

Reconcile and maintain month close reports in JD Edwards Enterprise One


Consolidate and analyze the company’s revenue-related expense projections. Manages and assists the following activities:

Consolidating and analyzing expense forecasts

Preparing presentations of forecasts for Senior Management

Consolidating and analyzing the Long Range Plan

Ensure the integrity of data transferred from the data warehouse to various reporting systems

Work to get new expense information into existing databases and data flows

Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and related deliverables

Continuously improve the reporting process by improving data flow efficiency, implementing new data, and developing new metrics to aid Senior Management in monthly analysis

Create ad hoc reports and analyses as required or requested by Senior Management, business units, Finance, or Corporate Strategy


Partner with IS&T and Applications Development team:

Streamline manual workload by creating and implementing automated processes

Work together with the expense team and IS&T to build effective reporting packages out of new software and systems


Work within databases and spreadsheets to problem solve data consolidation issues

Monitor the data and processes in TM1 database for accuracy, integrity and relevance

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Qualifications:
 Qualifications:

•BS in Accounting or Finance

•MBA or CPA preferred

•4-6 years practical corporate finance / accounting / business experience

•Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and familiarity with financial planning (specifically TM1), and general ledger systems

•Detail-oriented

•Strong organizational and time management skills

•Excellent analytical and innovative problem solving skills

•Demonstrated ability to thoroughly understand financial processes

•Self-motivated, with an ability to work in a self-directed and empowered team environment

•Proven proficiency in developing models that relate varied data sources

•Interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with persons from various levels of the company

•Strong written and oral communication skills

•Solid / Proven analytical and modeling abilities

•Demonstrated project management skills

•Knowledge of revenue and expense recognition policies in accordance with GAAP 

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