Vice President, Business Operations - Expense

Ref#: 30043
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, EPISODES, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF, WHITE FAMOUS and the upcoming drama THE CHI. 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 and

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.


This position leads the Business Operations team overseeing the operating expenses for Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Creative Services, Network Operations, Digital Media, Digital Distribution, Product Development, and Broadband Expense departments. The primary responsibilities include full service management of all financial and operational aspects of the business areas. This position has supervisory responsibilities for one Director and two Business Managers.

This individual is a key contributor and influencer with regard to marketing initiatives in partnership with the CFO, the SVP of Affiliate Finance & Business Operations and marketing & operating business units.

Financial Operations

Responsible for the coordination and preparation of Annual Budget, Long Range Plan, Monthly Estimates, Month close process and other ad-hoc reporting as required

Lead the preparation and presentation of financial forecasts and analyses to the CFO and finance team as well as to the marketing & operating business units

Ensure proper accounting policies and procedures are followed during month close process and when implementing new business initiatives

Support business units with the management of campaign costs through proactive reporting and analytics

Oversee internal financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensure timely financial and metric reporting


Strategic Analyses

Participate in the strategic management of the business; function as a key advisor and business partner to the CFO and SVP of Affiliate Finance & Business Operations, as well as other key executives

Understand and ensure appropriate attention to the key financial drivers of the company

Contribute to strategic planning across existing company growth initiatives

Manage cash flow and provide timely communications regarding cash projections and requirements

Develop procedures and systems for financial planning and analysis, including annual operating plans, forecasts, and all supporting operational reporting

Lead team to provide financial support for the organization through forecasting, reporting, business modeling and decision support processes

Provide effective leadership for timely completion of strategic analysis in a constantly changing business environment

Leadership & Communication

Develop a team culture characterized by high integrity, effective communication, efficiency, teamwork and collaboration

Develop a close working relationship and partnership with the Executive team and department heads

Possess a strategic outlook with a focus on organizational efficiency and operational effectiveness

Work closely with members of the finance organization in team development by supporting the principles of effective teams. 

Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality

Develop and train new team members within the Affiliate Finance team and throughout the finance organization as appropriate.


Work closely with members of finance organization and IS&T to streamline and implement new financial systems.

Work with Reporting & Analysis team to utilize new reporting tools to improve and update existing processes for both the month close and forecast cycles.

Assist with troubleshooting financial systems issues and the implementation of the solution.

  •  8-10 years Finance experience with strategic modeling and business planning experience
  • Undergraduate degree in related field; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Strong leadership abilities and delegation skills
  • Exceptional financial and analytical skills
  • Exceptional strategic skills with abilities to compile, decipher, and effectively communicate complex issues into concise and easy to understand formats
  • Ability to see business issues in both the macro and micro level
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and possess an ability to build rapport with internal and external clients
  • Must be proactive and excellent problem solver with ability to adjust priorities as needed
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, TM1, and PeopleSoft Enterprise One

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