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CBS Corporation External Auditor in Studio City, California

External Auditor

REF#: 34864

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming platforms. The Studio’s programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, BULL, INSTINCT AND ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MAN WITH A PLAN as well as the upcoming series FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for The CW; and the action-adventure drama BLOOD & TREASURE, which will make its debut in summer 2019.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL; INTERROGATION as well as the upcoming highly anticipated revival of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Additionally, as part of the expansion of the Star Trek universe, the Studio produces the Untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks as well as the recently announced Star Trek: Lower Decks, which marks CBS All Access’s foray into the animation landscape. The Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, "Carpool Karaoke" for Apple Music and "Drop the Mic" for TBS, as well as "Insatiable," "Unbelievable" and "Dead to Me" for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series "The Guest Book" for TBS; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME as well as "A Higher Loyalty," a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.


The Auditor will examine accounting records and documents of program suppliers to verify compliance with License Agreement terms. Types of compliance audits include Pilots, Residuals, Series Deficits and Union Escalations.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Discuss audit findings with CBS management and program suppliers.

  • Prepare written audit reports.

  • Special Projects as Needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or CPA or JD Candidate.

  • Education or equivalent experience with audit techniques and/or television production accounting

  • Self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to diplomatically interface with production, management and legal personnel.

  • Capacity to multitask and handle many projects simultaneously through various stages.

  • Strong PC and advanced excel skills.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 2 years audit experience or CPA or Law Degree

  • Basic understanding of Entertainment Industry Union contracts



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