Share this Job

Director / VP, Production Finance - Paramount Studios


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.


Paramount Studios is looking for a new team member at the Director or Vice President to join their Production Finance team. The role will be responsible for leading all aspects of the Production Finance activities within the Paramount Feature Films group. They will efficiently manage day-to-day processes in a fast paced, results oriented, and highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise free-lance production accountants assigned to film projects
  • Preparation of film budgets
  • Manage co-productions and track co-financing
  • Cash forecasting
  • Enforce policy and procedures
  • Daily hot costs and weekly cost reports,
  • Liaise with outside third party payroll services
  • Provide co-fi partners with required reporting and forecasts
  • Participate in preparation of annual production spend forecast
  • Prepare and track film incentive applications
  • Liaise with 3rd party auditors to facilitate tax credit filings
  • Liaise with guild auditors for review of wrapped films
  • 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, Accounting, or other related field
  • Director candidates: 7+ years of related experience
  • VP candidates: 10+ years of related experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of the motion picture budgeting process
  • Thorough knowledge and understand of both domestic and international film tax credits and incentives
  • Strong and positive people management and relationship building skills




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. 


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. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles