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ViacomCBS Vice President, Television Production Finance in Los Angeles, California

About The Brand

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio's robust slate includes Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" (Amazon), "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix), "Maniac" (Netflix), "Shooter" (USA), "Berlin Station" (EPIX), "The Alienist" (TNT), "The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix), "Catch-22" (Hulu), "First Wives Club" (Paramount Network), "Looking for Alaska" (Hulu), "Briarpatch" (USA), "Boomerang" (BET), "Shantaram" (Apple), "Dream Team" (BET), "The Contender" (EPIX) and "Snow Crash" (Amazon), among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

Overview and Responsibilities

Do you have previous television production finance experience? We need you! We are looking for an individual who will be responsible for the day to day over-sight of Production Finance activities as they relate to exciting television projects produced at Paramount Television Studios.

  • Supervise free-lance production accountants assigned to TV projects

  • Thorough understanding of the Television budgeting process

  • Preparation of TV budgets including Series, MOW, Mini Series

  • Manage co-productions

  • Track co-financing

  • Cash forecasting

  • Enforce policy and procedures

  • Weekly cost reports

  • Daily hot costs

  • Understand all guild payrolls

  • Liaise with outside third-party payroll services

  • Provide co-fi partners with required reporting and forecasts

  • Participate in preparation of annual production spend forecast

  • Detailed knowledge and understand of both domestic and international TV tax credits and incentives

  • Prepare and track TV incentive applications

  • Liaise with 3rd party auditors to facilitate tax credit filings

  • Liaise with Network and guild auditors for review of wrapped TV projects

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff production meetings

  • Contribute to preparation of weekly production status report for submission to senior management

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance

  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in finance with previous production accounting experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the workflow and procedures involved in TV production

  • Thorough knowledge of collective bargaining agreements is required to ensure the accuracy of payments made to production personnel

  • Ability to analyze and interpret important financial information and to prepare reports in a significant format for presentation to senior management

  • Excellent organizational and management skills

  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner with all levels of Company personnel and outside contacts

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

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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.

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Location : CityStateForPosting Los Angeles, CA

Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood

Brand Paramount Television Studios

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-13935

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