Financial Account Director, Broadband Accounts

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Ref#: 31690
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

Description:

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is seeking a Financial Account Director of Affiliate Finance & Business Operations to serve as a financial and strategic leader for our Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms. This position will be a critical resource to ensure continued growth of our emerging Broadband business, managing accounts such as Amazon, Hulu, Google, Apple, and Sony, among others. This is a highly visible role that will serve as a consultative resource to the SNI leadership team and functional managers across Finance, Marketing, Sales, Research and Business Product Development & Management. The Director will oversee a wide range of financial responsibilities that ensure accurate reflection of revenue and subscriber information reported and manage all financial and contractual aspects (e.g., revenue, marketing expense, cash collections and budgeting/ forecasting). The Director is expected to take a proactive approach in managing the OTT accounts, which includes understanding marketplace trends that may impact Showtime’s performance and making timely recommendations regarding the forecasting and presentation of information to senior management. A successful candidate will see themselves as a solution provider, be able to adapt to industry developments and help facilitate strategic shifts in SNI’s Broadband strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all monthly accrual-based revenue and expense related transactions for OTT accounts as well as develop the monthly and quarterly forecasts, long range plans and create monthly subscriber and trend analyses
  • Review and track monthly trends and provide variance analyses for senior management
  • Identify and effectively communicate the necessary risks and opportunities regarding forecasting
  • Oversee many of the monthly close processes such as balance sheet reconciliations, account P&L accuracy and account reporting and metrics
  • Support the SNI senior management team in anticipating and addressing critical business questions
  • Partner closely with and assist the SVP and VP of Affiliate Finance & Business Operations with multiple strategic and analytical analyses that arise on an ad hoc basis
  • Work directly with the Account Vice President and other members of the Sales organization to develop models, ad-hoc analyses and presentations that assist in making strategic decisions and fulfill the ongoing requests from SNI senior management and CBS regarding high profile accounts
  • Assist in aligning strategies with overall SNI company goals in order to meet financial targets
  • Support, partner with and provide guidance to the Marketing department to understand and analyze the financial impact of marketing campaigns
  • Contribute to strategic presentations for both CBS Corp. and SNI senior management, including annual midyear review, budget and business overviews, and custom presentations as needed for SNI’s CEO, CFO and COO
  • As a leader in the Finance Organization, the Director is expected to participate in team development and act as a resource to various finance teams
  • Supervise and develop the Manager of Affiliate Finance, providing guidance on recurring assignments and engaging the Manager in new projects and fresh approaches to analyses


Qualifications:
  •  BA/BS degree required; CPA or MBA a plus
  • 5-10 years previous Finance, Accounting or Operations experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles (accrual-based accounting, journal entries, Balance Sheet reconciliations, P&L analysis)
  • Solid understanding of media & entertainment industry economics and performance drivers of multichannel and OTT programmers and distributors a plus
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities; high proficiency in Excel and financial modeling
  • Effective communication skills to present information in compelling manner and appropriate format 
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
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 slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. 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®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com and www.showtimeanytime.com.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, 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., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

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