CBS Corporation Controller - Los Angeles Radio in Los Angeles, California

Controller - Los Angeles Radio

REF#: 28748

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Radio

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA, US

ABOUT US:

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit www.cbsradio.com.

DESCRIPTION:


Responsible for the complete oversight of all station business operations.


Perform month-end and year-end accounting closings.


Prepare, review and approve journal entries, allocations and accruals.


Collect, summarize, and interpret financial data.


Measure actual performance against operating plans and standards.


Develop key metrics and financial reports that management can heavily rely on.


Report monthly financial performance and variance analysis.


Review payroll.


Prepare schedules for taxes.


Prepare yearly budgets for the stations.


Identify and implement process improvements and best practices to drive productivity and efficiency.


Continuous improvement of internal controls.


Enforce corporate policies and procedures.


Monitor trade/barter activity for the market.


Assist and advise General Manager and Market Controller on the station’s financial issues.


Manage accounting staff, including monitoring and coaching.


Foster a positive work environment at all times.


Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

5+ years of accounting experience required; experience in radio or the media industry is a plus. Strong working knowledge of general ledger systems, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax, banking, and budgeting required. Must be proficient in Excel (v-look up’s, pivot tables & complex formulas) and other software packages; Oracle accounting system experience is preferred. Solid knowledge of GAAP and sound financial and accounting practices is required. Effective organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, and written/oral communication skills are required; must have excellent internal and external customer service skills. Prior management experience and 4 year degree in Accounting required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk, use hands, reach with hands/ arms and manipulate a computer keyboard and ten-key machine. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Job requires a majority of the work day to be spent sitting and typing at computers.

NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled