External Auditor

Ref#: 27094
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

The External Auditor will examine accounting records and documents of program suppliers or production companies to verify compliance with License Agreement terms. Types of compliance audits include Pilots, Residuals, Series Deficits and Union Escalations. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Discuss audit findings with CBS management and program suppliers.

  • Prepare written audit reports.

  • Special projects as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or JD Candidate 

  • Education or equivalent experience in audit techniques and/or television production accounting

  • Self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to diplomatically interface with production, management and legal personnel 

  • Capacity to multitask and handle many projects simultaneously through various stages   

  • Strong PC and advanced MS Excel skills

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • 2 years entertainment industry experience OR CPA or Law Degree

  • Basic understanding of Entertainment Industry Union contracts

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