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Production Finance Executive - CBS Studios


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.  


CBS Studios seeks a Vice President Director who will be responsible for overseeing the Production Finance activities, within CBS Studios’ television production group. Reports to SVP, Production Finance.  



•    Prepare and review pilot and series production budgets, manage cash forecasts, review tax incentives for assigned projects 
•    Recruit, hire, oversee and manage freelance Production Accounting teams in various jurisdictions, Foreign and Domestic
•    Review weekly costs and direct oversight over management of production accounting staff supporting production
•    Collaborate in setting Production Accounting policies and procedures, digital systems implementation, and contributing to overall production accounting efficiencies 
•    Coordinate financial terms of Co-Productions and collaborate with third parties on cost tracking and management
•    Perform location Production audits and oversee ViacomCBS internal audits for assigned projects
•    Partner with studio Production, Legal/Business Affairs, Labor Relations, Contract Administration to provide financial support
•    Manage estimation of production film incentives, insurance claims and other production and union analysis 
•    Participate in ad hoc strategic projects for production, opportunities, and business decisions


Basic Qualifications
•    10+ years of Production Finance/ Accounting experience 


Additional Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field is preferred
•    Strong Management and Leadership abilities
•    Strong financial modeling and analytical abilities 
•    Expert skill level with Movie Magic Budgeting, production accounting systems (Smart Accounting/Classic Vista/PSL), Excel, and PowerPoint 
•    Solid understanding union labor agreements
•    Broad understanding of series production budget & production incentives
•    Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and project management skills
•    Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a strong sense of urgency
•    Ability to understand and articulate issues using creative, production or financial context
•    Ability to quickly learn new concepts, think strategically, identify problems and implement solutions


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