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Director, Production Finance

4078

West Hollywood, CA, US, 90046

Finance/Accounting
West Hollywood
Full-Time

Showtime is seeking a Director, Production Finance that is able to collaborate with various stakeholders in production accounting operations and finance for our original programming.  This is an ideal position for someone who has a comprehensive understanding of production finance and accounting and is looking to bring their strong competencies to a fast-paced industry leader.  Key duties will include the oversight of productions, budgeting and facilitating proper reporting of costs to the FP&A group. This position will work cross-functionally to directly support Production Finance FP&A, Corporate Finance, Business Affairs, Production, Treasury and Tax. This position will report to the VP, Production Finance.

 

The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills, be able to process many tasks simultaneously with accuracy and take the initiative to drive process improvements.

Responsibilities:
 

 

  • Working closely with production accountants to ensure compliance with Showtime’s accounting policies and procedures. 

  • Collaborating with production and business affairs during the budgeting process on scripted series, non-fictions series, unscripted series, and documentaries.

  • Digesting production cost reports and hot costs to certify costs are accurately reported and partner with FP&A to communicate changes.

  • Monitoring production payroll to ensure proper guild/union accounting related to rates and fringes.

  • Handling digital production accounting office systems, initiatives, and processes.

  • Managing and provide guidance on complex multi-state and international tax incentive structures in multi-currency environments.

  • Coordinating location production audits to ensure compliance with Showtime and SOX policies and procedures.

  • Providing guidance on payroll tax and labor issues in multi-state and international production environments.

  • Liaising with production bank and payroll service representatives.

  • Resolving guild inquiries.

  • Reviewing production cash flow schedules.

  • Various ad hoc analysis and projects.

Required:

  • 7-10 years of experience, preferably with some field production accounting experience on scripted series.
  • Solid understanding of controllership accounting and entertainment industry best practices.
  • Knowledge of tax incentives, payroll processes, union labor agreements and tax requirements.
  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred
Preferred:
  • The ideal candidate:
    • Has strong communication skills with the ability to interact with senior management and other high-level industry executives.
    • Exhibits diplomacy, discretion, versatility and reliability
    • Works effectively and efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Utilizes knowledge and experience to exercise sound business judgment and make independent decisions.
    • Thinks big-picture and can conceptualize the need for and effectively implement process improvements.
    • Is willing to challenge the status quo, advocate for Showtime’s diverse and inclusive culture, and always act in Showtime’s best interest.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles