CBS Corporation Senior Accountant in Studio City, California

Senior Accountant

REF#: 28579

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The Senior Accountant is an entry-level management position with supervisory responsibilities

over General Accounting staff and is charged with directing day-to-day operations of the General

Accounting Department in addition to performing hands-on accounting tasks.

Supervisory duties include, but are not limited to:

-Responsibility for data input into the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets,

Inventory, and Purchasing modules of the accounting system

-Daily bank reporting

-Cashier and other cash-related tasks

  • Repairs & Maintenance Jobs and CapEx reporting

  • Mentor and train direct reports, as needed

  • Perform back-up duties of direct reports during absences and high-volume work periods

  • Organize workload, delegate and/or reassign tasks, as needed

  • Improve and/or enhance procedures

  • Maintain effective working relationships

  • Contribute to annual performance evaluations of direct reports

Accounting duties include, but are not limited to:

-Apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to daily tasks

  • Maintain accounting records and ensure security of all confidential information

  • Journalize month-end accruals; review and post interfaces from BASS to Dynamics GP

  • Schedule and facilitate monthly close processes

  • Create monthly financial reporting package and quarterly reports

  • Generate general ledger account reconciliations and bank reconciliations

  • Adhere to published policies and procedures

  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing internal controls

  • Research issues of an accounting nature

  • Create desktop procedures or update existing documents for all areas of responsibility

  • Fully cross train with Accounting Department Manager

  • Perform back-up duties of Accounting Department Manager during absences

  • Review contracts and update records accordingly

  • Special projects assigned by management



Bachelor’s degree, Accounting major

Minimum of three to five years of related experience including two in a supervisory capacity

CPA is preferred


-Working knowledge and strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


-Proficiency in Excel and Word

-Experience with a major accounting system, Dynamics GP is a plus

-Strong analytical skills

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills

-10-key by touch

Other essential requirements:

  • ability to organize and prioritize

  • use of good judgment

  • respectfulness towards colleagues

-strong work ethic

Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from management to

accomplish objectives.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled