CBS Corporation Manager, Programming Finance in Los Angeles, California

Manager, Programming Finance

REF#: 28147


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, EPISODES, DICE, the upcoming drama I’M DYING UP HERE, the limited series GUERRILLA and PURITY, and the highly anticipated return of TWIN PEAKS.

Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to [1]


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Showtime Networks is searching for a Manager for the Programming Finance department in our Los Angeles office.

The Manager is primarily responsible for preparing a comprehensive monthly financial package for the LA Programming Finance group. The Manager prepares the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements and an in-depth Programming expense financial package and variance analysis.

This position also manages the annual budgeting and monthly forecast process for the Programming departments and cash receipts from all ancillary distribution sources and prepares detailed supporting analysis for Finance and Programming management.

Duties also include preparing monthly Programming/Production related analyses for the corporate tax department, an annual tax package for the Programming entities, quarterly audit schedules and monthly variances and analyses for corporate submission. The Manager will also work closely with the LA Production Finance team in preparing detailed analysis on the Original Programming assets.

The individual in this position reports to the Director of Programming Finance and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, bi-coastal team environment. This position works closely with other corporate and operational finance groups within Showtime and CBS.


Job requirements:

  • Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of 5-6 years of experience within a Finance/Accounting environment, with a portion of this time preferably concentrated in the entertainment industry.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. B.S degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.

  • CPA preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and forecasting concepts is a must.

  • Strong project management and presentation skills are required.

  • Must be highly proficient using Microsoft Excel and in using Tableau (or similar business intelligence system) for data analysis and reporting.

  • Experience with a general ledger and a budgeting system are also required.

  • Oracle/PeopleSoft general ledger and IBM Cognos TM1 Budgeting & Planning experience are preferred.

  • Must have the ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.



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