Full Time Job

Trust Accounting Professional - Motion Pictures


Los Angeles, CA 04-29-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

The Role

The Trust Accounting Professional requires a pro-active approach and ability to independently carry out the duties of the position. The ideal candidate should exhibit high standards, excellent communication skills, good judgment, and an ability to take initiative. The Trust Accounting Professional will make effective independent decisions representing day-to-day issues that do not require team discussion or leadership approval.

• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regularly to ensure complete and accurate booking reports and develop forecasting plans on future collections and payments of client money
• Analyze communication workflows between agents, assistants, studios, attorneys, managers, and the trust accounting team and provide recommendations on how to improve internal/external communications to ensure timely collection and payments of client money
• Identify and lead special projects to support ongoing business growth (e.g. internal control enhancements, process improvement initiatives, maintenance of data and its integrity etc.)
• Conduct training for new agent assistants, including familiarizing them with trust accounting functions
• Resolve all open items where agents, assistants, and trust associates are no longer employed at CAA but resolution is needed
• Receive and resolve escalated collections and payment processing issues for designated business groups
• Ensure all trust accounting transactions are handled according to company policy and maintain CAA's standard of white glove service when interacting with all stakeholders
• Manage the accounts receivable process for assigned business groups
• Audit and approve incoming checks for payment processing
• Audit and approve client statement reports
• Verify and approve the accuracy of outgoing checks and wire transfers
• Review, adjust, and approve third party records
• Perform other ad hoc duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree required; 5 + years accounting experience; entertainment industry experience preferred and prior experience in a customer service focused role a plus
• Strong relationship-building skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Demonstrates analytical ability, good judgment, problem solving, responsibility, personal integrity, and is able to deal with confidential information on a daily basis
• A self-starter with a strong sense of ownership, positive professional attitude and demeanor
• Excellent time management, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and anticipate business needs.
• Ability to manage processes and projects that involve collaborating with teams across the organization
• Strong understanding of UX systems and Microsoft Office Suite with advance skills in excel; ability to learn other systems as required

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sits for extended periods of time at a computer station or work desk; stands and walks regularly throughout the day; uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment for up to 8 hours each day; lifts up to 10 pounds regularly; exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels.

• This role is hybrid, based out of the Los Angeles office.

Compensation: T he annual base salary for this position is in the range of $67,000 - $75,000. This position also is eligible for benefits and discretionary bonus. Ultimately, the salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, business sector, and geographic location, among other criteria. Please talk with a CAA Recruiter to learn more.

Creative Artists Agency, LLC (the ''Company'') is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion, creed, gender or sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family and medical care leave status, military or veteran status, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, an employee's or their dependent's reproductive health decision making (e.g., the decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service), or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The Company also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2mzo5-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $67,000 to $75,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.