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VP Production Finance - Paramount TV Studios-Finance

32847

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Finance/Accounting
Los Angeles
Full-Time

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

 

Job Summary

Paramount Television Studios as part of the Paramount Premium Segment (Showtime, BET

& PTVS) is seeking a VP, Production Finance that is able to collaborate with various

stakeholders in production accounting operations and finance for our original programming.

This is an ideal position for someone who has a comprehensive understanding of production

finance and accounting and is looking to bring their strong competencies to a fast-paced

industry leader. Key duties will include the oversight of productions, budgeting and facilitating

proper reporting of costs to the FP&A group. This position will work cross-functionally to

directly support Production Finance FP&A, Corporate Finance, Business Affairs, Production,

Treasury and Tax. This position will report to the SVP, Production Finance.

The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills, be

able to process many tasks simultaneously with accuracy and take the initiative to drive

process improvements.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

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Supervise free-lance production accountants assigned to TV projects

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Thorough understanding of the Television budgeting process

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Preparation of TV budgets including Series, MOW, Mini Series

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Manage co-productions

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Track co-financing

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Cash forecasting

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Enforce policy and procedures

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Weekly cost reports

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Daily hot costs

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Understand guild payroll

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Liaise with outside third party payroll services

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Provide co-fi partners with required reporting and forecasts

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Participate in preparation of annual production spend forecast

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Thorough knowledge and understand of both domestic and international TV tax

credits and incentives

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Prepare and track TV incentive applications

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Liaise with 3

rd

party auditors to facilitate tax credit filings

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Liaise with Network and guild auditors for review of wrapped TV projects

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Attend and participate in weekly staff production meetings

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Contribute to preparation of weekly production status report for submission to senior

management

Basic Qualifications

• 10+ years of experience, preferably with some field production accounting experience on

scripted series.

• Solid understanding of controllership accounting and entertainment industry best

practices.

• Knowledge of tax incentives, payroll processes, union labor agreements and tax

requirements.

• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Additional Qualifications

• The ideal candidate:

• Has strong communication skills with the ability to interact with senior

management and other high-level industry executives.

• Exhibits diplomacy, discretion, versatility, and reliability

• Works effectively and efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines.

• Utilizes knowledge and experience to exercise sound business judgment and

make independent decisions.

• Thinks big-picture and can conceptualize the need for and effectively implement

process improvements.

• Is willing to challenge the status quo, advocate for Showtime’s diverse and

inclusive culture, and always act in Showtime’s best interest.

 

 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.

 

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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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