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Director, Financial Planning & Operations

20556

Southfield, MI, US, 48033

Finance/Accounting
Southfield
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Partner with the Station GM to ensure the stations’ financial resources are being used in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Develop monthly forecasts and annual budgets, financial analysis and financial reporting of actual performance versus forecasts by department.
  • Coordinate annual budget process and presentation including out-of-market meetings with division executives.
  • Monitor and oversee expense control of the stations and be proactive with cost reduction leadership.
  • Review and approve all station Term Sheets and PO’s.
  • Assist with union negotiations in certain markets with local agreements.
  • Provide station performance analysis and ad hoc reporting requests to division Financial Planning and to TV Station Management.
  • Partner with local News, Engineering and Sales department heads to proactively manage the day-to-day operations and challenges in running local stations.
  • Liaison with central internal controls to secure compliance.
  • Work with Local/Corporate Human Resources when needed on HR-related matters.
  • Work with various station vendors to develop pricing and negotiate contracts.

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • At least 7 years minimum of relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in finance management preferred.
  • Results-oriented, innovative and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in team environment, multi-task and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate leadership and management skills.
  • Previous television or industry experience required.
  • Oracle or SAP accounting system experience is preferred.
  • College degree with an Accounting or Finance major preferred.

Out-of-market and outside normal business hours availability required

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit