Sr. Financial Analyst

Ref#: 31075
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


The CBS Global Distribution Financial Reporting and Analysis group (CGDG) is seeking a highly motivated finance professional that is a self-starter and team player. Candidate must be detailed oriented, organized, capable of working well within a fast paced environment with multiple strict deadlines, and possess the technical and analytical ability necessary to review financial information related to the Entertainment industry. This position will work closely with management and is responsible but not limited to the following duties:

  • Assist with the consolidation and reporting of CGDG’s monthly balance sheet and statement of cash flows

  • Analysis and reporting of production cost inventory

  • Analysis and assessment of participation, residual and distribution cost accruals

  • Preparation of month-end closing journals and supporting balance sheet schedules

  • Maintenance of the fixed asset sub-ledger and property tax schedules

  • Tracking of open capital projects and reconciliation of construction in progress balances

  • Assisting with monthly and quarterly corporate reporting requirements

  • Assisting with balance sheet variance analysis

  • Assisting with monthly cash flow and quarterly balance sheet forecasting

  • Assisting with fulfillment of quarterly internal / external audit requests

  • Assisting with other special / ad-hoc projects as needed

  • Provide back up for other staff when necessary



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, with 3-5+ years of comprehensive accounting experience

  • Technical accounting skills with knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

  • 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

  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Work well in a team oriented environment

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) and able to learn and other software applications


  • Experience with Oracle general ledger accounting software and Cognos is preferred

  • Experience within Entertainment Industry Finance is preferred

  • CPA preferred

EEO Statement:
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