CBS Corporation SVP Internal Audit in New York, New York

SVP Internal Audit

REF#: 32898

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Corporate

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

ABOUT US:

CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences.

DESCRIPTION:

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The SVP Internal Audit will report to the EVP, Chief Financial Officer and to the Audit Committee Chair. The SVP Internal Audit is responsible for the leadership of the internal audit function. This includes oversight of the corporation’s internal control environment, liaising with Corporate Compliance, business and corporate management on risk assessment and audit issues, reporting on the development and execution of the internal audit plan to Senior Management and Audit Committee. He or she will ensure that there is a highly qualified and professional staff developed for future opportunities within the Company.

QUALIFICATIONS:

CORE Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Internal Audit function of the Company and coordinate internal audit work with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Maintain independence and objectivity while bringing knowledge and expertise in the requirements of risk management, internal controls, and the principles of effective and efficient assurance.

  • Develop and execute a flexible annual internal audit plan using a risk based methodology and manage scheduling and resource allocation including outsourcing arrangements to supplement the in-house internal audit staff as needed.

  • Communicate closely with the Audit Committee regarding compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and procedures and internal controls.

  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for financial corrective actions.

  • Ensure that the function retains a comprehensive approach to audit that extends beyond the implementation of traditional controls to support the Company to proactively assess and manage risk.

  • Ensure timely and adequate preparation of internal audit reports and track progress of corrective actions.

  • Develop strong alignment with the external auditors, coordinate Internal Audit activities with those of the external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage.

  • Drive the use of the Internal Audit Department as a source for top financial and operational talent into the Company.

  • Develop strong, professional and independent relationships with the senior leaders of the company’s businesses.

  • Undertake other tasks or special projects as and when requested by management, such as due diligence reviews and compliance/fraud investigations, etc.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS degree in accounting, finance or business.

  • CPA required.

  • 20+ years of progressively responsible experience, including public accounting.

  • Well-rounded business partner who brings a broad-based audit and media industry background and a proven record of accomplishments.

  • Very strong business leadership skills, strong technical audit and financial skills, excellent project management and communication skills.

  • A sense of urgency and drive to help the Company manage its risks and opportunities, and a passion to maintain a best in class internal audit department.

  • Strong people leader and developer of talent to ensure the group operates in a professional, disciplined, and productive manner in order to ensure that the Audit Committee and Senior Management are provided with the highest level of service.

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines.

  • High personal standards and professional ethics with a commitment to excellence

  • Passion to help improve operations continuously.

TRAVEL: 20%

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled