Production Finance Executive

Production Finance Executive
REF#: 32389
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry's leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable and streaming platforms. The Studio's primetime programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed series Madam Secretary, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Reign; the hit dramas Elementary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MACGYVER, BULL and Scorpion; the popular comedies The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, SUPERIOR DONUTS and MAN WITH A PLAN; and the summer series ZOO and new suspense thriller SALVATION. The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the acclaimed THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and the Emmy-nominated THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service, the Studio produces the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, as well as critically acclaimed THE GOOD FIGHT. The Studio also produces two new series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW, CARPOOL KARAOKE for Apple and DROP THE MIC for TBS; the scripted summer series AMERICAN VANDAL for Netflix; and the comedy anthology THE GUEST BOOK for TBS.
Prepare and review pilot and series pattern budgets for assigned projects
Maintain accurate budget templates for multiple shooting locations and ad hoc analysis
Review weekly costs (EFC's) and prepare weekly Cost Status Report for assigned projects
Manage daily production accounting responsibilities for assigned productions, including:
Ensuring all accounting transactions are within CBS policies and procedures
Review and approval of transactions exceeding policy limits
Review trial balances and manage outstanding issues
Review and approve monthly cash forecast
Recruit, hire and manage freelance production accountants
Review and update Production Accounting Policies and Procedures
Perform location audits during production period on assigned projects
Provide financial support to Production Executives and other CBS departments (Production/Business Affairs/Legal/Labor)
Coordinate financial terms of co-productions and review EFC's throughout production
Understanding and manage estimation, application, audit and collection of film tax incentives on assigned projects
Manage and Track Insurance claims
Take the lead on planning and support on special projects, including:
Location Accounting System (Smart Accounting) Testing and Implementation
Digital Imaging and enhancement of systems (test and implement)
DPL coordination and assistance with implementation
Provide financial support to other various special projects as business need arises including financial support to labor and license fee negotiations
10+ years of progressive experience in an accounting/finance role with studio/network or production company or key accountant on television series for 5-10 years
Knowledge of current tax incentive programs, domestic and abroad
Experience working within a Studio and/or Network environment
Must have a deep understanding of union and guild agreements
Ability to draw on existing relationship within the industry
Strong capability to multi-task and prioritize multiple demands
Ability to read analyze and interpret legal documents and agreements
Maintain appropriate controls within the planning process and on assigned projects
Must be proficient is movie magic budgeting, Vista Software, Excel and other production accounting related systems a plus
Bachelor's degree or Master's degree with an emphasis on accounting or finance preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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