Staff Accountant

Date PostedJanuary 30, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group's Ring of Honor has an exciting opportunity as a Staff Accountant. This position will sit in our Baltimore, MD location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create monthly journal entries with good supporting back up for GM’s approval
  • Regular communication with the Investment Accounting staff in all areas of the accounting and business process workflows (we have weekly calls with all our investment accountants)
  • Monthly account reconciliations to be submitted to Investment Accounting Manager timely
  • Work closely with S2P shared services department to ensure prompt payment to vendor/supplier/ work respectfully as a team
  • Daily tracking of project costs and revenues with clear communication to the GM when costs are running over and in what categories.
  • Prepare Monthly and Annual Project P+L reporting along with event statistics.
  • Work with Investment Accounting group to define and refine regular reporting needs from Bridge/Cognos/other and ensure proper processes are followed/deadlines are met.
  • Invoice clients and partners, maintain an AR aging with balances and make collection calls if required.
  • Regular monthly close of all accounting records in the Bridge by the designated Sinclair close calendar dates.
  • Manage inventory using average cost and attend and assist in physical count inventory once a quarter; report findings; including an inventory roll forward monthly as part of the reconcilation package.
  • Prepare and update all tracking tools that GM is currently responsible for.
  • Properly store all wrestler contracts and maintain a schedule/tracker to notify the GM when deals are in their final 4 months and how our talent budget is pacing.
  • Ensure proper accounting for all venue agreements and settlements, license agreements, prepaid expenses, deferred revenues, prepaid, accrued expenses, AR, etc.
  • Calculate, Distribute, and Account for wrestler royalties (paid quarterly).
  • Monthly account analysis on key balance sheet accounts – Inventory, AR, Deferred Rev, various accrued expenses, etc as well as preparing any true-ups or correcting entries as needed. Prepare package to be reviewed by Investment Accounting Group.
  • Analyze monthly variances and report them to the GM and Investment Accounting Group.
  • Assist with preparation of Forecast and Budgets
  • Enter Forecasts and Budgets into TM1
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2-3 years of experience is required
  • Degree in Accounting or similar field is preferred
  • Experience working in the entertainment industry is a plus

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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