Accounts Payable Specialist (Production)

Date PostedMarch 03, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Tennis Channel is a 24-hour broadcast television and online streaming network dedicated to both the sport and the lifestyle of Tennis. Our network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. Tennis Channel is carried nationwide by the top MSOs, as well as DirecTV and DISH Network.

Tennis Channel is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The 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 today. Sinclair owns and operates programs or provides services to 173 stations located in 81 geographically diverse markets and our 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 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!

Tennis Channel is seeking Accounts Payable Specialist to work closely with our Accounts Payable Supervisor and Production Manager on processing of production-related invoices.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Codes and processes tournament & original production invoices and expense reports; including providing timely resolution efforts with respect to production accounting guidelines
  • Obtains departmental invoice approvals
  • Responsible for proper vendor set-up and maintenance
  • Administers weekly freelance payroll paperwork and acts as first point of contact on related matters
  • Ensures the timely submission of freelance timesheets and the accuracy of new hire start paperwork to expedite the processing of the payroll through third party vendor
  • Prepares weekly/monthly reconciliation of production department purchase cards
  • Prepares monthly job costing production reports from Great Plains system to be used by Production Accounting Manager
  • Trains new administrative users of purchase cards (as needed)
  • Performs clerical duties such as filing and copying
  • Performs research and responds to vendor or departmental inquiries
  • Assists with month-end closing procedures, including month-end invoice accruals and account reconciliations as needed
  • Assists Accounting Manager and Supervisor with annual 1099 process and annual audit
  • Assists Finance and Production departments with other duties, ad hoc analysis and requests as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance a plus
  • Production accounting experience in entertainment or TV sports preferred
  • Qualified candidates must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to the entertainment payroll process a definite plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate Excel skills is required
  • Experience with Great Plains or other larger ERPs a plus
  • Must be comfortable learning and using new software programs

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

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