CBS Corporation International Accountant in Parsippany, New Jersey

International Accountant

REF#: 26712

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Parsippany, NJ


Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.


Job Description:

The International Accountant will be responsible for performing all tasks related to monthly account analysis and postings for affiliates in Australia and Canada. This includes maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledgers; preparing and analyzing budgets; performing general bookkeeping. This position will report to the Director of International Accounting.


LOCATION: Parsippany, NJ


  • Perform analyses of sales, returns and expenses, and generate appropriate accounting entries to record

appropriate provisions for returns

  • Analyze sales activity and compute and journalize intercompany profit share charges

  • Post royalty expenses generated by parent company systems

  • Analyze sales and returns and compute, journalize and reconcile author joint venture accruals

  • Journalize receipts and payments into bank accounts

  • Analyze, records accruals and reconcile receipts and payments due to third party distributor in Australia

  • Be familiar with foreign currency accounting, analyze, compute and record foreign exchange differences

  • Ability to record entries in international accounting systems in local currencies

  • Perform monthly account analysis including account roll forwards.

  • Prepare subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.

  • Analyze key revenue and expense activity and its impact on associated balance sheet accounts using professional discretion and judgement.

  • Track and report on assigned accounts providing analysis and commentary on variances to Budget, LBE and prior year.

  • Prepare SEC reporting of international sales and assets for all internal affiliates

  • Prepare budget data and projections on assigned areas and accounts.

  • Independently apply analytical concepts and judgement aimed at insuring proper accounting.



  • Minimum 0 to 3 years of progressive Accounting work experience in a mid-size or large Company’s Controllers organization; experience must include monthly closing, & financial statement preparation, and analysis

  • CPA firm experience a plus and can be substituted for other accounting work experience.

  • Experience with financial reporting systems, subsidiary ledger reconciliations, account analysis and roll forwards.

  • Experience and advanced skills in using Excel, Word, Access, Business Objects and Cognos.

  • Experience and advance skills in using enterprise accounting ledger systems including Oracle, SAP, and financial reporting systems such as TM1 are a strong plus.

  • Experience with GAAP, SEC reporting, and IFRS are expected with ability to research and interpret pronouncements.

  • Experience with Internal Controls and documenting Sarbanes Oxley compliance a plus.

  • Ability to apply accounting fundamentals to transactions for proper application and recording.


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