CBS Corporation Financial Analyst, Entertainment in New York, New York

Financial Analyst, Entertainment

REF#: 28636

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

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JOB LOCATION: New York, NY, US

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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DESCRIPTION:

Role Details:

CBS Interactive is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their Financial Planning & Analysis team in New York, NY.

The Financial Analyst will support the Entertainment division of CBS Interactive, including CBS.com and All Access, our premium subscription product. As part of an aligned FP&A team, the Financial Analyst will report directly into the Manager, FP&A and will assist in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of forecasts and budgets, tracking performance, managing monthly operating expenses, and using analysis to assist in driving informed decision making. In addition, the Financial Analyst will also support the Manager of FP&A on all central reporting functions across the CBS Brands within CBS Interactive.

This position offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity within a successful and growing global media organization. It will provide wide ranging exposure to the evolving interactive content industry while working within the broader media umbrella of CBS Corporation.

Your Day-to-day:

  • Budgeting/Forecasting. Work on business models to manage forecasting of the monthly P&L and drive the annual budget and financial plans of each brand.

  • Reconciliation and variance analysis of forecast to actual results. Work with Accounting in preparation for monthly close and analysis of results versus forecast/budget.

  • Manage all accruals, contracts and invoices for Entertainment business

  • Expense management, risk analysis and mitigation. Actively monitor expense levers and cost controls required to maintain profitability and achieve budgeted profit targets.

  • Other ad hoc requests and analyses.

Key Deliverables and Projects:

  • Business modeling. Build and maintain brand level capacity models, working with the Business Intelligence and Yield Management teams to source user, customer and monetization data for both the CBS.com and All Access businesses.

  • Revenue management for specific lines of the Entertainment business, including Apps and the download to own business.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in FP&A, finance or equivalent quantitative roles.

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business, finance or accounting).

  • Financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and analysis knowledge.

  • A high level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information.

  • Strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with an ambition to grow through the role.

You may also have--

  • Interest and passion for Digital

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • High proficiency in Excel

  • Digital experience

  • IBM Cognos experience

All candidates must successfully complete a background check prior to starting employment at CBS Interactive. CBS Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. CBS Interactive complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled