Analyst - Financial Reporting

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Ref#: 32627
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Distribution
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Santa Monica, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. For more information, go to www.cbstvd.com.

Description:

The CBS Global Distribution Group Financial Reporting (CGDG) is seeking a highly motivated Financial Reporting Analyst that is a self-starter and team player. Ideal candidate must be detailed oriented, organized, capable of working well within a fast paced deadline driven environment and possess the accounting and analytical ability to review financial information related to the Entertainment industry. This position will partner closely with CBS Corporate, CBS Tax, and CGDG management operating in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, and Australia. Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Preparation of month-end closing journals and supporting Income Statement schedules
  • Preparing Intercompany and Intradivision journals and performing confirmation and reconciliation.
  • Fulfillment of monthly, quarterly, and year-end CBS Corporate and SEC reporting requirements
  • Assisting with ASC 606 Revenue Recognition Standard disclosure requirements
  • Analysis and assessment of participation accrual balances for distribution library titles
  • Assisting with quarterly internal / external audit requests
  • Assist with monthly flash reporting and analysis
  • Generating components of the forecasted monthly P&L
  • Performing accounting and financial reporting system implementation and enhancement testing and continuously looking to identify process improvements
  • Providing CBS Tax department support and analysis
  • Other special / ad-hoc projects on request
Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, with 2-3+ years of comprehensive accounting experience
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic that takes ownership of assigned areas and is capable of performing a variety of time sensitive tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Works well in a team oriented environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) and able to learn other software applications

Preferred:

  • Experience with Oracle general ledger accounting software and Cognos is preferred
  • Experience within Entertainment Industry Finance is preferred
  • Strong technical accounting skills with knowledge of GAAP is a plus

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