ViacomCBS Accountant in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
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 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
The Accountant will be an integral part of the Network accounting and finance team, providing assistance to all members of the team and interacting with all levels of personnel throughout ViacomCBS.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Preparation of monthly close journal entries, including but not limited to, SG&A departmental accruals/reclasses, intercompany entries, etc.
Accounting for equity investments, managing cash calls and preparing quarterly reporting summaries.
Perform general account analysis and reconciliations.
Liaise with the Shared Services and Payroll departments to reconcile clearing accounts.
Analyze current accounting procedures and recommend improvements where necessary.
Act as a backup in a variety of areas and functions.
Update master Chart of Accounts listing for additions/changes.
Preparation of ad hoc analyses required by the Finance team, SOX, internal and external.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
CPA a plus but not required.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in public accounting.
Energetic self-starter with strong organizational skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Detail-oriented; ability to prioritize and work within a deadline oriented environment.
Ability to work both independently as well as in a team atmosphere.
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
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