Manager, Retransmission Accounting

Ref#: 31418
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, 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.).

Job Description

·      Managing the Month End Closing Process for Retrans Revenues and Station Payments

·      Training and supervising retransmission accounting staff

·      Approving all changes in ARS system

·      Resolving system and making recommendations to management

·      Analyzing Monthly P&L and Balance Sheet variances

·      Reviewing contracts and analyzing impact on OTT deals

·      Overseeing all ARS system maintenance and testing

·      Actively participating with system testing and training

·      Reviewing and Approving Month End Reconciliations for P&L and Balance Sheet

·      Working closely with  TVHQ FP&A on monthly Flash, Forecasting, Budgeting and LRP

·      Authorizing and initiating intercompany retransmission payments

·      Interfacing with other divisions (i.e. Corporate, Network, Sports, Showtime)

·      Assisting Director of Finance with monthly reporting, analysis, progress and Ad hoc requests



Bachelors degree (Accounting or Finance)

5-7 years of public and/or private experience

Advanced Excel Skills

Self-Motivated and Proactive

Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

Ability to multi-task, follow instructions and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision

Work in a team environment


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