CBS Corporation Manager, Production Finance in Los Angeles, California
Manager, Production Finance
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Showtime
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA, 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®.
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.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled