Job Title
Senior Accountant

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible to analyze complex financial records and reports and oversee a company’s accounting operations.  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, primarily of television production and programming activities, as well as digital operations and other general accounting areas.
  • 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
  • Provide guidance to cross functional stakeholders
  • 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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May lead projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • 5 years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish required).
  • 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.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions to perform this job successfully.

Desirable Requirements

  • Digital operations accounting and/or cost accounting experience, preferable.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle, GL Wands and WideOrbit, preferable.

Physical Requirements

Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs may be defined as sedentary when walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

SBS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.