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Accounting Manager, TV Participations


Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City

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.


As the Manager, you will assist in financial oversight and management of the budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and performance tracking activities for Paramount Brands’ bicoastal Tentpoles and Events on linear and non-linear platforms. You will collaborate with department heads in Programming Finance, Production Management, and various internal departments with regards to accounting and financial overview for all production and network analysis as well as the growth, development, and training of staff. Paramount is seeking a Manager to join the Television Participation Department. The department handles contractual reporting to co-production partners and third-party participants on shows produced and distributed by CBS, Paramount, and Showtime. The Television Participation Department provides a phenomenal opportunity to learn the television industry from initial production to global distribution of the television products!


Overview & Responsibilties


  • Prepare and review contractual accounting statements to talent and producers.

  • Coordinate the talent agreements and prepare agreement abstracts for first time participation statements.

  • Identify problems during the preparation process and develop creative solution to resolve issues.

  • Apply various systems and ledgers across the company.

  • Research and draw relationships between various complex deals.

  • Communicate effectively with various departments and management to acquire required information.

  • Review, analyze and give feedback of work submitted by peers

  • Support management by completing various ad hoc projects

  • Liaise with IT to test and implement upgrades within the company’s systems

  • Conduct various training and developmental exercises

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, a focus in Accounting, Finance, or related area preferred

  • 5+ years of work experience related to participations or television distributions is preferred

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills are required to analyze financial data.

  • Proficient in general accounting principles. Must understand and know how to read ledgers.

  • Proficient in MS Excel (i.e.: build formulas, pivot tables and v-lookups).

  • Be able to coordinate and prioritize to meet deadlines.

  • Must be a self-starter and work independently.

  • Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting legal agreements.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles