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Director, ERP Content Accounting


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.


Overview and Responsibilities

The Director of Accounting will work across the Paramount Global Controllership organization, collaborating with production finance, divisional subject matter authorities and external consultants to support the configuration and development of the project's module in SAP/S4 Hana for use in accounting and financial content cost analytics reports. Longer term, this position will work with the content accounting group within the Global Controller’s organization.

  • Gain knowledge of current and future accounting and reporting system framework across Paramount Global
  • Gain understanding of SAP/S-4 projects module, including use of MPM titles and WBS elements for film/television and associated expense projects, including project settlement accounting mechanics
  • Ensure the design of future state enterprise framework meets all accounting requirements through review and sign off on system configurations, functional design specifications and functional unit and integration testing
  • Partner with SOX Compliance team to establish controls and review procedures over information sourced from non-financial systems
  • Partner with the Global Accounting Operations team and programming cost Centers of Expertise
  • Participate in development of content costs cash spending reporting and analysis
  • Assist in the transformation of content accounting business processes as we integrate into Paramount Global single chart of accounts and common systems and processes, drive process and system efficiencies, coordinate with financial systems management to ensure stability of ERP system, and support change management activities
  • Help overall goals of the Controller’s Organization and broader Finance function under CFO


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, a focus on Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 7+ years related work experience


Additional Requirements

  • Strong working knowledge of general accounting principles, concepts and processes
  • Timely and efficient approach to preparing deliverables
  • Motivational leader with excellent interpersonal skills!
  • Project experience, including ability to come up to speed quickly on in-flight projects
  • Ability to positively contribute to the culture of the team, including an intentional approach to upholding Paramount Global values in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to translate “big picture” vision and long-term outlook into clear objectives and action plans
  • Plus: Previous Big Four experience, CPA (or equivalent), experience in SAP S-4/Hana and/or Oracle a strong plus




Hiring Salary Range: $124,000.00 - 190,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles