Job Title
Senior Accountant

About SBS:

As a pioneer in Spanish-language media, SBS has always been at the forefront of the evolution of Hispanic entertainment in the U.S. In this era of technological advancements and media convergence, SBS is poised to capitalize on its vast array of proprietary content across multiple platforms. Our unwavering commitment is to create exceptional, high-quality branded entertainment that resonates deeply with the Hispanic consumer. Our impressive growth on the web with and the promising reception of our latest venture, the podcast initiative, are testament to SBS’ long-term strategy. By seamlessly delivering content through diverse channels, we not only maximize revenue but also extend the reach of our beloved brands. SBS remains steadfast in our leadership position in today’s dynamic and ever-expanding U.S. Hispanic market, and we are determined to continue pushing boundaries and shaping the future of Hispanic media.

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible for analyzing multiple complex financial reports in preparation to present the company’s financial statements.  The Senior Accountant regulates and authenticates financial transactions and maintains a ledger to ensure effectiveness and accuracy of all accounting tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall accounting and variance analysis.
  • Perform various functions directly related to the accounting month-end close process, which include but are not limited to preparing journal entries and supporting schedules, reconciling bank and ledger accounts, and reviewing detailed transactions for accuracy and validity of accounting treatment.
  • Analyze and prepare entries related to payrolls, benefits, commissions, barter, invoices, contracts, and various vendor payments for posting to the general ledger.
  • Analyze actual results against budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare ad-hoc or other financial reports, as necessary.
  • Maintain US GAAP accounting and ensure compliance with all relevant accounting literature.
  • Maintain SOX compliance and update related process flows.
  • Review and analysis of financial statements and key metrics for assigned areas.
  • Prepare general ledger entries and balance sheet reconciliation in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Identify and implement process improvements as continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with external auditors and provide documentation as necessary.
  • Help design and implement internal controls over accounting processes.
  • Update and maintain schedules to reflect activities and balances at period end, involving generating relevant system reports or obtaining data from third-party sources (such as sub-ledger reports, GL details, amortization schedules, payroll reports, account statements, contracts, and invoices).
  • Ensure accuracy by reconciling figures with source documents and validate the completeness and accuracy of acquired data.
  • Conduct calculations for items like accrued commissions and bad debt reverses.
  • Conduct reconciliation for SL to GL and books to bank where applicable.
  • Gather documentation and conduct research to explain and support changes in activities compared to prior periods.
  • Investigate aged balance to propose appropriate resolutions for reconciling items or accrual components.
  • Execute necessary adjustments via Journal Entries to ensure accurate representation of financial data.
  • Verify and ensure all required adjustments impacting account balances were made for each market in consolidated schedules.
  • Reconcile consolidated schedules with the consolidated general ledger to ensure alignment.
  • Analyze balance sheet accounts to appropriately classify balances between Short Term and Long Term, distinguishing between receivables or payables with terms exceeding one year as Long Term.
  • Additional accounts reconciliation and analysis as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities are those most important or most frequently performed duties.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May lead projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 4 years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Strong technical accounting and financial analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized. Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees.
  • Familiarity with accounting software and programs.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Why work for SBS?

Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS) offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of the leading Hispanic-focused media company in the industry. By joining our team, you will become an integral part of shaping and influencing the landscape of Spanish-language broadcasting. We take pride in our rich heritage and commitment to serving the vibrant Hispanic community with compelling content and innovative programming. At SBS, you will be surrounded by a diverse and talented group of professionals who share a passion for media, creativity, and cultural connectivity. We foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment where your ideas and contributions are valued and recognized. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies, you will have the tools to bring your ideas to life and create impactful experiences for our audience. Additionally, SBS provides ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, with ongoing learning and development programs designed to enhance your skills and advance your career. If you are seeking a dynamic and rewarding career in the world of Spanish-language broadcasting, SBS is the place to be. Join us and be part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.