CBS Corporation Manager, Production Finance in Los Angeles, California

Manager, Production Finance

REF#: 27074

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Showtime

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA, US

ABOUT US:

With critically-acclaimed and award-winning hits that include BILLIONS, THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, SHAMELESS, DEXTER®, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES and PENNY DREADFUL, Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) has firmly established itself as a producer and provider of quality original programming.

Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL™ and 60 MINUTES SPORTS™. SNI also owns and manages Smithsonian Channel™, through its joint venture with the Smithsonian Institution.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

DESCRIPTION:

Showtime Networks has an immediate opening for a Manager of Production Finance with responsibility for financial and accounting aspects of original series including:

  • Coordinate set-up and wrap of series productions.

  • Supervise production accountants and production service companies to ensure that Showtime’s accounting policies and procedures are followed.

  • Monitor productions to ensure proper guild accounting including labor rates, pension health & welfare contributions, overtime, vacation & holiday pay.

  • Provide guidance on complex multi-state and international tax incentive structures in multi-currency environments, audit for compliance and oversee tax credit application process.

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

  • Coordinate location production audits to ensure that all Showtime and SOX policies and procedures are being followed.

  • Coordinate with and advise production and business affairs during the budgeting and estimating process for each series.

  • Lead weekly production cost report meetings with internal executives, producers and accountants.

  • Review production funding and cash flow schedules.

  • Manage the regularly scheduled corporate ledger reconciliations.

  • Resolve guild inquiries.

  • Liaise with production bank and payroll service representatives.

  • Facilitate various internal and external financial audit requests.

  • Coordinate and supervise 1099 process.

  • Track and supervise production assets.

  • Various ad hoc projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree is required.

  • Candidate must have at least 5 years production accounting or production finance experience.

  • Knowledge of Classic Vista, Global Vista, Smart Accounting (formerly Ease Accounting), Movie Magic Budgeting and payroll processing is preferred.

  • Ideal candidate will have supervisory experience.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled