CBS Corporation Assistant Controller in St. Petersburg, Florida

Assistant Controller

REF#: 30277

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


WTOG-TV/CW 44 is seeking an experienced Assistant Controller. This position reports to, and is back-up for, the Controller. The ideal candidate will be capable of managing accounting and business functions in a fast paced environment, and possess the ability to effectively communicate at various levels within the organization.


  • Manage daily accounting functions to include: hands-on journal entry preparation, account analysis, monthly and quarterly reconciliations

  • Manage PO system, capital projects tracking, film payments

  • Administer HR/Payroll functions, coordinate and prepare EEO filing

  • Prepare and submit Sales Use Tax filing, 1099’s

  • Oversee and complete semi-annual Sox Testing

  • Assist with annual budget preparation and monthly forecasts of revenue and expenses

  • Ensures station’s compliance with general accounting practices, company policies and internal controls

  • Work with Controller to build and implement processes to increase accounting and reporting efficiencies




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5+ years of accounting experience

  • In-depth knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost control principles and GAAP

  • Knowledge and experience in implementing/maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and technical skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel

  • Results and deadline oriented with a strong attention to detail


  • Broadcast or Media industry highly preferred

  • Oracle and Wide Orbit experience

To be considered, please apply at:

[1] Resume, cover letter and salary requirements must be included



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