Production Accountant - Animated Series


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us! 




The Production Accountant (Animation) will manage the overall financial responsibilities for the assigned Nick Animation series production. This position will work closely with Production Management, Line Producers and Finance to manage the budget, forecast, and performance tracking activities of the animated series to ensure complete, accurate and timely cost reporting and cash planning.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with day-to-day management of production finances and relationships related to animated series production spend, including processing invoices in ARIBA, payroll, time card submissions, rolling forecast updates, scenario planning, journal entry processing, expense research, account reconciliations and ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Conduct ongoing meetings with production teams to analyze the budget versus actual spend, and identify areas for reallocating funds to remain on plan, and report on any risks and opportunities to management.
  • Coordinate the release of timely cost reports, production variance schedules, dashboards, production cash flows and production post-mortems.
  • Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to Finance and Production teams.
  • Assist with the processing of POs and vendor set-ups.
  • Contribute to the design and build of analytical reports and tracking tools used for reporting and analysis.
  • True-up productions Estimated Final Costs (EFC).
  • Analyze, track and research variances regarding actuals vs. budgets/estimates, ensuring that all data is properly loaded into financial systems and information managed to relevant client groups where required.
  • Partner with production teams to update cash flow pacing and update financial systems, providing cause of change versus prior forecasts.
  • Assist with requests regarding continuous improvement initiatives, production/studio matters, cash flow analysis, journal entries, and internal/external audit requests as necessary.
  • Various duties assigned by Supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or minimum of 3 years of Finance/Accounting experience in a related field.
  • 3+ years of finance/accounting experience preferably within the media/entertainment landscape. Prior production accounting and/or animation production finance experience highly desired.
  • Excellent teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Would consider hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of accounting for episodic Animation TV properties.
  • Ability to forge partnerships with producers, production managers and studio executives.
  • Experience with SAP a plus.
  • Familiar with Local 839 IATSE Agreement related to animation guild contracts.






Weekly Hiring Salary Range: $1,400.00 - 1,500.00. 


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.


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