CBS Corporation Staff Accountant I in Parsippany, New Jersey

Staff Accountant I

REF#: 31176

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 to the Associate Director of Distribution and Co-publishing

Direct responsibilities: * Perform monthly account analysis including account roll forwards.

  • Prepare monthly statements for numerous Distribution clients.

  • Prepare subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.

  • Track and report on key client business activities and transactions.

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

  • 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 as assigned.



  • Education:

  • BS in Accounting (required)

  • CPA (full or part- preferred)

  • Advanced degree (preferred)

Required Work Experience & Aptitude:

  • Minimum 0 to 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 systems, subsidiary ledger reconciliations, account analysis and roll forwards.

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

  • Experience and advance skills in using enterprise accounting ledger systems including Oracle, SAP, and financial reporting systems such as TM1 & Hyperion are a strong plus.

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

  • Experience with Internal Controls and testing for Sarbanes Oxley administration are a strong plus.

  • Ability to apply accounting fundamentals to transactions for proper application and recording.

Other attributes:

  • Self-starter and strong work ethic

  • 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, clients & authors

  • Willingness to learn, meet tight deadlines and the job get done.


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