Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Operations - CBS New York (WCBS)


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York


Are you ready to tackle a pivotal role in the dynamic world of financial management within the fast-paced environment of CBS New York? We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Operations.


  • Participate in the month-end close process, working with the controllership group.
  • Every month, project and own the forecasting process along with the VP of Finance, such as reclassing or transferring expenses, benefits accruals, labor costs, etc.
  • Monthly P&L review for missing accruals and forecast adjustments. Lead and track expenses.
  • Develop and review with HR and compensation salary headcount budgeting and spending around hiring and/or reductions in force.
  • Budgeting and forecasting the costs of news related activities.
  • Become well-versed in collective bargaining agreements within client groups and know their vacation policies, penalties, missed meals, what they are eligible for exclusively for each union.
  • Review PO’s on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with creating annual budget and preparation for budgeting meeting.
  • Payroll forecasting including headcount analysis.
  • Finance approver for open positions or updates to positions via Salesforce.
  • Primary focus is financial planning and analysis for CBS New York, but may include other business areas as deemed necessary.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to.

  • Invoice processing for utilities, lease and rent agreements, union payments, licensing, news-related items, etc. This includes over 100 invoices monthly.
  • Additional ad hoc requests as asked by VP, Planning + Operations, News leadership, Human Resources + Labor Relations.
  • Meet with new hires to walk through how to enter time via Workforce.
  • Track and maintain union contract increase, submit, and work with managers.
  • Complete union status notification forms for new hires, and updates to employment.
  • Respond to inquiries from employees relating to vacation time, payroll, compensatory time, T&E questions, and all other pay-related items, etc.
  • Call out any payroll issues that arise to appropriate parties, such as overpayments, underpayments, or Workforce coding errors, and keep HR and department heads aware, if necessary.
  • Track, lead, and maintain on-air talent contracts, step increases, and renewals.
  • Review and Approve all Term Sheets for talent.
  • Review and audit timesheets/payroll on a weekly basis for all staff within client groups.


  • At least 4 years experience in roles of growing responsibility in Finance Management.
  • Bachelor's Degree required, with an Accounting or Finance major, CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Results-driven, innovative and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, multi-task and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate leadership and management skills.
  • SuccessFactors, SAP, Workforce, Oracle and Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Out of market and outside normal business hours availability required, as this is a 24/7 news environment.


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, 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 EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. 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 news division.  


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Hiring Salary Range: $120,000.00 - 140,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.


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


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City