CBS Corporation Staff Accountant in New York, New York

Staff Accountant

REF#: 33108

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Smithsonian Channel is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. Our awe-inspiring programs, powerful documentaries and entertaining factual stories shine new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, travel and pop culture. From legacy series such as Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses and Air Disasters to recent hits like America in Color, The Lost Tapes and The Coronation, our award-winning programming is available across multiple platforms in HD and 4K Ultra HD. The Channel is also available internationally in Canada, Singapore and Latin America, with more international launches to come in 2019. We currently have offices in New York City and Washington, DC.


The Manager of Finance will oversee Smithsonian Channel’s revenue reporting, accounting and budgeting.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage revenue for month close process including booking required journal entries and preparing appropriate back-up and creating reconciliations and summary reporting for management and parent company

  • Manage monthly revenue estimate process including creating forecast models, coordinating with parent company regarding assumptions, gaining management approval and preparing reporting and variance analysis

  • Manage billing and collection for advertising and ancillary business lines and deliver required reporting to external partners

  • Prepare required reporting and documentation for annual CPA audit and internal audits

  • Prepare financial models for scenario analysis to support deal negotiations


  • 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience in the media industry, preferably in television

  • Substantial experience with budgeting, the audit process and compliance

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills are critical as the Manager will be interacting regularly with channel management, multiple internal departments, the channel’s audit firm and external partners.

  • Strong organization skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Experience utilizing Peoplesoft Enterprise One and TM1 preferred

  • Self-motivated team player



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