CBS Corporation Accountant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accountant

REF#: 31698

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

ABOUT US:

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.).

DESCRIPTION:

CBS 3, KYW-TV and CW Philly 57, the CBS-owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia, has an immediate opening for an accountant. This position provides analytical and administration support to the Controller and Business Office Managers. Requires the utmost discretion and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Typical Duties:

Payroll:

Process and verify weekly payroll via Workforce time and attendance system in accordance with company policy and union compensation agreements, preparation and remittance of monthly payroll deductions, weekly payroll trend analysis, assist employees with payroll and PTO questions, prepare and upload payroll journal entries, assist with G/L account analysis, maintenance and account reconciliations.

Accounts Receivable / Collections:

Collections: contact clients weekly regarding payments on past due accounts to expedite payment and reduce days outstanding. Prepare documentation necessary to create the Credit or Debit Memo necessary to true up a client accounts. Investigate and resolve accounts where unapplied receipts, short paid invoices and Charge Backs are applicable. Investigate new clients for credit worthiness and report to controller.

Weekly billing - initiative the electronic end of schedule billing after resolving variance issues.

Cash Application: Verify daily applied cash receipts performed by outside vendor to ensure accuracy. Verify and record daily lockbox cash reports and credit card payments.

Sox Testing:

Sample selection and testing in accordance with audit compliance procedures along with maintaining records and communicating result to controller.

Additional duties include but not limited to:

Assist with annual budget preparations, capital projects and fixed asset maintenance. Backup to A/P, bank deposits, filing and maintaining permanent business records.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Detail oriented with exemplary organizational skills, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities. Must be able to work independently, prioritize work and handle simultaneous assignments with success and accuracy. Must consistently demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and discretion. Minimum of two years’ experience in financial / accounting environment. Solid Microsoft Office skills with an emphasis on Excel. Oracle experience a plus. BS degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting preferred

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled