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Production Accountant (Feature Animation)

7552

Burbank, CA, US, 91502

Finance/Accounting
Burbank
Full-Time

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!

 

The Production Accountant (Features and Movies) will assist the Manager, Production Accounting to manage the overall financial responsibilities for a number of Feature and SVOD productions. This position will work closely with Production Management, Line Producers, Production Managers and Finance to manage the budget, forecast and performance tracking activities of the animated productions, to ensure complete, accurate and timely cost reporting.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Production Finance

  • Day-to-day management of production finances and relationships related to the assigned animated Features and SVOD productions spend, including rolling forecast updates, scenario planning, journal entry processing, expense research, account reconciliations, crew payroll, and ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Conduct ongoing meetings with production teams to analyze the budget versus actual spend, and to identify areas for reallocating funds to remain on plan, and report on any risks and opportunities to management.
  • Coordinate the release of timely cost reports, production variance schedules, dashboards, production cash flows and production post-mortems.
  • Continue to maximize SAP cost reporting abilities for internal and external productions; collaborate with productions on the opportunities to utilize our systems to create efficiencies and maintain financial controls.
  • Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to Producers.
  • Assist with the processing of POs and vendor set-ups.
  • Support Manager, Production Accounting in a variety of cross-functional, studio-wide strategic projects.
  • Contribute to the design and build of analytical reports and tracking tools used for reporting and analysis.

 

Corporate Finance  

  • Collaborate with Manager, Production Accounting to reconcile and true-up productions Estimated Final Costs (EFC) and Long-Range Plans (LRPs).
  • Analyze, track and research variances regarding actuals vs. budgets/estimates, ensuring that all data is properly loaded into financial systems and information managed to relevant client groups.
  • Partner with Manager, Production Accounting to update cash flow pacing and update financial systems, providing cause of change versus prior forecasts.
  • Assist with requests regarding continuous improvement initiatives, production/studio matters, cash flow analysis, journal entries, and internal/external audit requests as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of production accounting experience preferably within the animation production landscape.
  • Excellent teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Highly proficient in Excel

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of production process and accounting for Animation properties.
  • Ability to forge partnerships with producers, production managers and studio executives.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with SAP a plus.
  • Familiar with Local 839 IATSE Agreement related to animation guild contracts.

 

 

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