Financial Reporting Staff Accountant
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 5/9/2020

Job Description

Sinclair Broadcast Group is seeking an individual to provide accounting support to their Corporate Accounting team, with a heavy emphasis on accounting for payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, and stock-based compensation.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the weekly review of payroll costing transactions in Oracle Fusion

  • Generate and review various reports to identify costing errors and communicate issues to Payroll Department

  • Complete weekly/monthly reconciliation of payroll costing reports to the general ledger

  • Prepare journal entries related to other areas of compensation and benefits, including but not limited to, payroll accruals, severance accruals, vacation accruals, deferred compensation plan, 401k and various other benefit-related accruals and re-classes

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations utilizing the company’s reconciliation software. Assist with improving and automating the reconciliation of various payroll related accounts, specifically employee withholding and employer tax liabilities

  • Prepare the monthly bank reconciliation for payroll cash

  • Work directly with business managers and Payroll to assist in validating the G/L impact of payroll transactions

  • Establish strong working relationships and maintain effective communication with both corporate and station department personnel, particularly Payroll, Treasury, Accounting and Shared Services

  • Gather appropriate supporting documentation, schedules, and analyses for both internal and external audit requests and provide in a timely manner

  • Complete ad-hoc analyses and projects to support the Corporate Accounting team as necessary

In this role, you will be held to the highest levels of trust and ethical behavior in dealing with sensitive information on a daily basis.


  • A bachelor's degree in accounting

  • At least 2-3 years of Accounting experience is required

  • Previous payroll experience is preferred

  • Working knowledge of the general ledger, financial statements, and financial systems

  • Experience with Oracle is a plus

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail

  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment

  • The desire and ability to work in a team environment, with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Intermediate Excel skills are required

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace!


Job Snapshot

About Us

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! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's 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. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…