Assistant Controller

Ref#: 30277
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Saint Petersburg, FL, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

WTOG-TV/CW 44 is seeking an experienced Assistant Controller. This position reports to, and is back-up for, the Controller.  The ideal candidate will be capable of managing accounting and business functions in a fast paced environment, and possess the ability to effectively communicate at various levels within the organization. 


  • Manage daily accounting functions to include: hands-on journal entry preparation, account analysis, monthly and quarterly reconciliations
  • Manage PO system, capital projects tracking, film payments
  • Administer HR/Payroll functions, coordinate and prepare EEO filing
  • Prepare and submit Sales Use Tax filing, 1099’s
  • Oversee and complete semi-annual Sox Testing
  • Assist with annual budget preparation and monthly forecasts of revenue and expenses 
  • Ensures station’s compliance with general accounting practices, company policies and internal controls
  • Work with Controller to build and implement processes to increase accounting and reporting efficiencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost control principles and GAAP
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing/maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and technical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel
  • Results and deadline oriented with a strong attention to detail


  • Broadcast or Media industry highly preferred
  • Oracle and Wide Orbit experience
To be considered, please apply at: Resume, cover letter and salary requirements must be included


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