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Senior Financial Analyst, CBS Studios


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. 


Overview and Responsibilities

CBS Studios, a Paramount Global company produces 60+ television series each year for a variety of customers including CBS Network, The CW, Paramount +, Showtime, Netflix, Apple and others. CBS Studios is a dynamic and growing division producing many of the top performing new series for the 2020/21 Season.
We are seeking a financial analyst to join the Financial Planning and Analysis P & L team! The department coordinates with other divisions and other studios in order to maintain financial projections (ultimates/lifetimes) for more than 130 current and library titles that are produced/co-produced by the Studio. The department also coordinates with other divisions within the company for information required in order to prepare CBS Studios’ monthly forecasts and annual budgets. The department prepare projected financial statements, presentations and variance analyses which are presented to senior management and submitted to the Corporate Finance team.
•    Assist in preparation of the P&L for annual budget and monthly forecasting.
•    Update and maintain show ultimates, P&L forecast templates, and various reports used during annual budget, monthly actuals and monthly forecasting.
•    Coordinate with other divisions and operational units during the planning process to ensure information is accurate and includes reasonable assumptions.
•    Assist in P&L actuals analyses with the Accounting Department.
•    Assist in variance analyses comparing to prior forecast, budget and prior year.
•    Run and analyze reports from the general ledger.
•    Provide various ad hoc analyses when needed.
•    Drive efficiency and process improvement within the TM1 forecasting tool (or future SAC tool).
•    Consult with the ERP conversion team to identify and address difficulties during the transition from Oracle to SAP.
•    Assist with training and supervision of analyst position.

Basic Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting.
•    Three to four years of experience in a position (inclusive of internships) in either a finance or accounting department preferred.

Additional Qualifications
•    Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.
•    Must be detail oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize to meet deadlines.
•    Requires strong analytical skills to analyze financial data.
•    Works well as a team member with strong interdependency within the team. 
•    Strong proficiency in Excel (create formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, macros, etc) with a working knowledge of Access, Word and Power Point.
•    Experience with SAP (or Oracle), SAC, TM1 and Cognos helpful.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills.

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.


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