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Ref#: 32130
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, 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.).
Description:
KCBS2/KCAL9 has an immediate opening for a Controller at the Los Angeles Duopoly. The Duopoly is looking for a Controller to oversee the station’s financial operations.   

Job Description:
 
•    Partner with President/General Manager and Department Heads to ensure that the stations' financial resources are being used in the most effective and efficient manner.
•    Responsibilities will include overseeing all accounting processes, preparation & reporting of monthly financial statements, developing monthly forecasts and annual budgets, and administering SOX compliance.
•    Key person to guide the annual budget process and presentation including attending the meeting with division executives.
•    Monitor and oversee expense control of the stations and be proactive with cost reduction leadership.
•    Ensure the station is in compliance with GAAP accounting theory and have proper internal controls.
•    Work with various station vendors to develop pricing and negotiate contracts.


Qualifications:
Required Skills:

•    At least 7 years of relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting management.
•     Must be results-oriented, innovative, have strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate leadership and manage daily team operations.
•    Previous television or industry experience required.


Minimum Education:


•    College degree required, with an Accounting or Finance major, CPA or MBA preferred.
•    Oracle accounting system experience is preferred.


Referral Instructions:


All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: www.cbsandyou.com (internal applicants) and www.cbscareers.com (external applicants). This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


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