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ViacomCBS Senior Accountant (CBS Interactive) in San Francisco, California

REF#: 38061


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


ViacomCBS Streaming (formerly CBS Interactive) is a division of ViacomCBS that encompasses both free, paid, and premium streaming services including Pluto TV, Paramount +, CBS Sports Digital, and CBS News Digital.


Brand/Division Overview:

ViacomCBS Digital has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Revenue Accountant in San Francisco. This role will work collaboratively across all business functions to ensure all revenue/billing are accurately recorded in accordance with revenue accounting standards. We are looking for an accounting professional, who takes initiative, thrives in a high-tech friendly environment and who is enthusiastic, thoughtful, collaborative and proactive in their approach.

Role Details:

This position will report into the Senior Revenue Accounting Manager and will be responsible for providing support across ViacomCBS digital business units on the accounting of revenue recognition, contract review, and order processing functions. The Senior Revenue Accountant is a key member of the Accounting team; he/she will participate in the monthly close process and ensure all revenue related accounts are reconciled and reported timely, while continuously improving process flows. The Senior Revenue Accountant must be a tech savvy, critical thinker, self-motivated analytical numbers person that enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Ensure revenue recognition is booked accurately, on time, and in compliance with SOX controls and GAAP standards

  • Month-end close activities for revenue recognition; including but not limited to journal entries, revenue analysis, unbilled receivables and deferred revenue reconciliations.

  • Monitor the sales order forecast variance analysis to evaluate and ensure the revenue accruals have been accurately booked for the month

  • Subject matter expert with data flow and system integrations between the order management systems and ERP; manage prompt resolution of data ingest exceptions.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and provide timely feedback while keeping management aware of key issues

  • Provide ongoing guidance to the Sales team and business operations on revenue recognition issues, such as identifying and addressing the cause of any adverse revenue recognition impacts.

  • Liaison with external auditors and assist with quarterly SOX audits and internal audits requests.

  • Participate in ad-hoc revenue analysis and accounting projects as needed

Key Projects:

  • Drive business process improvements and automation initiatives; bring best practice to online revenue accounting and order processing workflows



What you bring to the team

  • 5+ years revenue accounting experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Oracle R12 or major ERP experience

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills (vLookup, pivot tables, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to prioritize duties


  • Advertising media industry experience is a plus

  • Operative One, and/or Salesforce experience a plus

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills



FUNCTION: Finance/Accounting

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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