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In-House Post Production/Wrap Accountant


Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services, and other emerging platforms.  The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and extensive library of iconic intellectual property.  
We are looking for a detail oriented Post Production Accountant to join our CBS Studios Accounting team. The ideal candidate should possess post qualification experience in financial accounting with an emphasis in analysis and reporting. The Post Production Accountant’s primary responsibilities include, managing cost reporting, and overseeing all day to day operational function of post/wrap accounting once shows are in wrap, performing various account reconciliations, analyzing bank financial statements and reports, and assisting management with monthly & quarterly close processes.  
Reports to Director, Post-Production/ Wrap Accounting 
•    Position will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of multiple shows at different stages of completion through final closeout of shows. Projects will generally be 30 min – 1 hour episodic series, both foreign and domestic
•    Oversee all cost reporting and post production operational activities of shows in post
•    Manage Accounts Payable processing, both within general production accounting system and Corporate payable processing
•    Oversee preparation and update writer and EP payment schedules as needed. Review for accuracy to ensure all necessary payments are approved and made in timely manner.
•    Manage payroll processing during prep, post and wrap phases of project as needed. Includes timecard review, obtaining start paperwork, sending all necessary documents to the payroll company, review and approving payroll edits, paying payroll invoices, downloading payroll to the production accounting system so it is accurately reflected in the cost report.  Maintaining proper payroll files.
•    Review and manage trial balance clean-up as necessary including overseeing the reconciliation of Petty Cash and P-Card entries; payroll reconciliation, deposits, pay out accrued vacation & holiday pay across assigned projects.
•    Manage cost reports during post production and monthly closing Cost Reports when needed. Preparation of costs reports will be in conjunction with the Finance Executive.  For series, prepare and verify SOPC.
•    Assist with Tax Incentives, coordinating with the tax incentive team, and working with Auditors and State Revenue Departments.
•    Assist with finalizing Insurance claim audits
•    Miscellaneous ad-hoc projects as needed (cash flow updates, analysis, updates and requests as needed by finance or production management).
Basic Qualifications
•    5+ years of experience in Production Accounting, Production Finance, or equivalent experience 
•    Proficient skills in Excel (Microsoft Office Suite)

Additional Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance Preferred
•    Production accounting experience in television, especially working with Episodic Series.
•    Knowledge/experience working with production accounting software (Classic Vista, Global Vista, and Smart Accounting Vista required, MovieMagic budgeting) preferred
•    Demonstrated attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
•    Self-motivated, self-starter, team player
•    Good communication and interpersonal skills
•    Strong organizational and multitasking skills


ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles