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Production Finance Executive for CBS Studios (Studio City, CA).

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Job Description

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

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.

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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