CBS Corporation Staff Accountant I in Parsippany, New Jersey

Staff Accountant I

REF#: 27372

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.


The Staff Accountant I reports directly to the Associate Director of Financial Accounting.

Direct responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform monthly account analysis including account roll forwards.

  • Prepare subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.

  • Track and report on key business activities and transactions.

  • Deal with CBS Corporate on transactions between CBS and S&S, including journals and commentary on business results.

  • Prepare quarterly SEC commentary and analysis.

  • Prepare and submit Governmental reporting requests / surveys.

  • Analyze Key revenue and expense activity and its impact on associated balance sheet accounts.

  • Coordinated and work with external auditors ensuring requests are reviewed and provided.

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

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

  • Perform testing on Sarbanes Oxley controls, documenting results and conclusions.




  • BS in Accounting (minmum)

  • Minimum 1-3 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 system and subsidiary ledger reconciliations, account analysis and roll forwards

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

  • Experience and advance skills in using enterprise accounting ledger systems including Oracle, SAP, and financial reporting systems such as Hyperion.

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

  • Experience with Internal Controls and testing thereof including Sarbanes Oxley adminstration

  • Self-starter

  • Demonstrated problem solving

  • Assertive and good communicator ( Written and Oral)

  • Independent with project management successes & skills

  • Solid Interpersonal skills as position requires interaction with the various business units


CPA (full or part) preferred

  • Advanced degree preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled