CBS Corporation Director, Production Finance in Studio City, California

Director, Production Finance

REF#: 26199

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of primetime and late-night programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable. The Studio’s roster of primetime programs 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" and "Scorpion"; the summer event series "Zoo"; and the new dramas "BrainDead" and "American Gothic." The Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show "The Talk" and the late-night talk shows "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden" make up the Studio’s daytime and late-night roster. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces the highly anticipated new "Star Trek" series, as well as the upcoming spinoff of broadcast television’s most acclaimed drama, "The Good Wife." The Studio’s new series for the 2016-2017 season are "Bull," "Doubt," "The Great Indoors," "Kevin Can Wait," "MacGyver," "Man With a Plan" and "Pure Genius" for the CBS Television Network; "No Tomorrow" for The CW; and "Incorporated" for Syfy.


  • Prepare and review pilot and pattern budgets for assigned projects

  • Maintain accurate budget templates for multiple shooting locations

  • Review weekly costs (EFC’s) and prepare weekly Cost Status Report for assigned projects

  • Manage daily production accounting responsibilities for assigned productions, including:

  • Review and approval of transactions exceeding policy limits

  • Review trial balances and approve weekly petty cash reconciliations

  • 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

  • Coordinate corporate internal audits of assigned productions

  • Provide financial support to Production Executives and other CBS departments (Business Affairs/Legal/Labor)

  • Coordinate financial terms of co-productions

  • 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 (Ease) Testing and Implementation

  • Oversee and report on tax credit aging

  • DPL coordination and assistance with implementation

  • Provide financial support to other various special projects as business need arises


Previous experience in a studio/show finance department with demonstrated growth


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled