Full Time Job

Production Payroll Accountant


Burbank, CA 04-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

Home Box Office, Inc. seeks a Production Payroll Accountant for the HBO General Inc.-West Coast Finance department.

The Daily
• Facilitate the west coast talent payment process by processing incoming payroll requests through A/P and an outside payroll company.
• Responsible for processing union and non-union payroll for development projects, overall deals, assistants,( casting) and various in-house confidential production payments.
• Acts as a liaison between an outside payroll company, business affairs payment clerks, NY A/P & disbursing teams and all other west coast groups to ensure payments are processed accurately and any issues are resolved in a timely manner.
• Accountable and responsible for understanding tax and guild related issues as they pertain to payroll; answering pertinent questions and problem-solving in compliance with tax and guild laws.
• Work closely with the production finance group as the main contact for any production related emergency cash needs.
• Provide support for system upgrades and process improvements as they relate to payroll.

The Essentials
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area preferred.
• Minimum of 1-2 years' payroll experience; entertainment industry experience strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of union contracts strongly preferred.
• Basic understanding of pension rates and proper calculations for unions (WGA, DGA, SAG, AFTRA).
• Excellent time management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft applications with a focus on Excel and MS Word.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d227m7-35-173-234-169-42 in your application.