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Director, Accounting - CBS Studios Controllership

32033

Hollywood, CA, US, 90028

Finance/Accounting
Hollywood
Full-Time

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.

 

Overview and Responsibilities


The CBS Studio Controllership Group is seeking a Director of Accounting to join their growing team! As the Director, you will assist in leading an operational accounting team under a hybrid working model, responsible for monthly/quarterly accounting close process, and accurate preparation of financial accounting results and management reporting for multiple entities. You will report to the CBS Studios VP, Financial Reporting & Analysis.


•    Responsible for the overall accounting operations, including accounting close process, and accurate preparation of financial accounting results and management reporting, which includes review of journal entries and monthly reconciliations to ensure accurate account balances.
•    Ensure transactions are recorded, documented, reviewed, and supported in accordance with company policies, generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls.
•    Prepare accurate and timely completion of all monthly financial reporting statements and ensure all accounting policies and entries are made in accordance with GAAP.
•    Lead and assist in preparing the quarterly performance results package for Corporate Division, including balance sheet, P&L variance analyses and 10Q / 10K disclosures.
•    Review TV inventory, quarterly asset roll-forwards, as well as negative inventory review, in-process inventory review and re-classes.
•    Review of classification of TV inventory balances at the title level for internal / external reporting.
•    Review and approve monthly / quarterly journal entries to record co-producers’ revenue statements or revenue estimates net of applicable expenses, as well as co-production revenue accruals on shared titles where applicable.
•    Review monthly / quarterly production tax credit accrual reconciliations, while working closely with the Tax Department, Production Finance, and Planning teams.
•    Proactively collaborate with corporate management to resolve quarterly questions.
•    Support and work closely with internal and external auditors leading audit inquiries, including facilitating and organizing the necessary deliverables.
•    Assist in performing the internal controls and oversee execution and testing of controls to ensure overall compliance with SOX requirements
•    Participate and assist in identifying process improvement opportunities and build efficiencies into existing reporting routines
•    Participate in the implementation of a new ERP system, allowing for strong reporting and internal controls
•    Build and update periodic and ad hoc presentations for executive management.
•    Lead, coach, develop and own a performance-oriented accounting team.

 

Basic Qualifications:
•    8+ years of dynamic Accounting/Finance experience, including 4+ years of manager-level experience.
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required.
•    Media Entertainment / Studio experience highly preferred.

 

Additional Qualifications:
•    CPA is a plus.
•    Working knowledge of ERP systems and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
•    Ability to work autonomously and thrive in a fast-paced environment and lead multiple responsibilities under tight time frames.
•    Ability to communicate, build strong relationships and collaborate across all levels of the organization.
•    Strong technical, analytical, problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to prioritize.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Have a positive attitude, be flexible and be willing to learn new things and train others as needed.
•    Possess high level of enthusiasm and curiosity to grow your career in a dynamic and growing company.
•    Ability to quickly learn new software applications, databases, and reporting tools.
•    Lead by example, including health and wellness areas, and engaging with and elevating Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.

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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. https://www.paramount.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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles