Manager, Reporting and Analysis

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Ref#: 30825
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 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

Description:

This position is part of a Finance team charged with consolidating and analyzing several key operating areas 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 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 Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Creative Services, Operations, Digital Distribution, and Business/Product Development and Management expense reporting)

Aging and Bad Debt close process

Review monthly accruals and variance reports and assist in the preparation of the annual budget and related deliverables

Assist with revenue close process and broadband expense close process

Reconcile and maintain month close reports in JD Edwards Enterprise One

Partner with IS&T and Applications Development team

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:
  •  1-2 years Accounting or Finance experience
  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • Solid / Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and innovative problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work in a self-directed and empowered team environment
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with persons from various levels of the company
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly understand financial processes
  • 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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