Accountant - West Region Assistant Business Manager

Accountant - West Region Assistant Business Manager
REF#: 30206
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
The West Region Assistant Business Manager is responsible for assisting with the coordination of the financial and general administrative operations of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bureaus. The position is under the oversight of the Director of Domestic Financial Operations and West Region Bureau Chief.
Responsibilities include:
Finance & Accounting:
Review and approve timesheet entries for union personnel.
Compile and prepare weekly variable cost reports. Analyze results to provide insight to management.
Assist with the review and audit of West Region invoices for propriety, generate proper account and show coding, Purchase Order match, and input into Oracle Accounts Payable.
Prepare and submit to CND Finance monthly reconciliations for disbursement bank accounts & A/P liability accruals.
Audit and review all Bank of America Visa Purchasing card charges for the region.
Maintain and reconcile monthly the Petty Cash account for the Bureau.
Assist CND Finance with accruals and budget analysis.
Analyze bureau expense trends, initiate and research cost saving ideas and make recommendations to management.
Generate field production pre & post estimates for large-scale news events in the West.
Travel & Expense Reporting
Review and approve expense reports for West Region staff and per diem employees, and assure their adherence to CBS policy.
Communicate policy updates to employees.
Operations & Administration
Assist with the collection of required paperwork and obtain approvals for new hire setups on payroll in compliance with government and CBS guidelines.
Oversee proper observance of various union rules for applicable employee groups. Liaise with CND Operations and Industrial Relations when required.
Coordinate with CBS Human Resources in completing required paperwork and property retrieval for staff employees leaving payroll.
Oversee insurance issues such as Workmen's Compensation filings, general liability, and Short/Long-Term disability claims.
Track and administer vehicle registration and insurance for company owned trucks.
Maintain office contracts, equipment and supplies.
Supervise bureau purchasing activities & liaise with vendors.
Provide general support and guidance to Bureau Chief.
Special projects and reports as requested.
Intermediate ability with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and formulas.
Oracle Financials - General Ledger, A/P & Purchasing.
Good foundational knowledge of general accounting.
Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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