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Production Finance Executive


Studio City, CA 06-07-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
CBS Studios seeks a Production Finance Executive who will be responsible for overseeing the Production Finance activities, within CBS Studios' television production group. Reports to SVP, Production Finance.
Overview & Responsibilities
• Prepare and review pilot and series production budgets, manage cash forecasts, review tax incentives for assigned projects
• Recruit, hire, oversee and manage freelance Production Accounting teams in various jurisdictions, Foreign and Domestic
• Review weekly costs and direct oversight over management of production accounting staff supporting production
• Collaborate in setting Production Accounting policies and procedures, digital systems implementation, and contributing to overall production accounting efficiencies
• Coordinate financial terms of Co-Productions and collaborate with third parties on cost tracking and management
• Perform location Production audits and oversee ViacomCBS internal audits for assigned projects
• Partner with studio Production, Legal/Business Affairs, Labor Relations, Contract Administration to provide financial support
• Manage estimation of production film incentives, insurance claims and other production and union analysis
• Participate in ad hoc strategic projects for production, opportunities, and business decisions

Basic Qualifications
• 10+ years of Production Finance/ Accounting experience

Additional Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field is preferred
• Strong Management and Leadership abilities
• Strong financial modeling and analytical abilities
• Expert skill level with Movie Magic Budgeting, production accounting systems (Smart Accounting/Classic Vista/PSL), Excel, and PowerPoint
• Solid understanding union labor agreements
• Broad understanding of series production budget & production incentives
• Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills
• Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a strong sense of urgency
• Ability to understand and articulate issues using creative, production or financial context
• Ability to quickly learn new concepts, think strategically, identify problems and implement solutions

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn94ok-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others.