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Senior Accountant, CBS Studios & Entertainment


Hollywood, CA, US, 90028


CBS, a subsidiary of Paramount Global, creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. It includes some of the industry’s most successful and popular brands and businesses: CBS Television Network, CBS News and Stations, CBS Sports, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures and CBS digital properties.


Overview and Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant will support the Program Accounting & Overhead functions as well as assist with other operational accounting functions, inclusive of various ad hoc requests. This role will work with a team of accounting professionals under a hybrid / agile working model and reports to Sr. Manager, Accounting. 

•    Prepare monthly cost of sales for Primetime series and specials
•    Process license fee, residual payments for series/specials
•    Prepare journal entries for Studios and Entertainment overhead, as well as quarterly accruals and recurring journals
•    Assist in the preparation of the quarterly production tax incentive schedule as well as other monthly/quarterly deliverables
•    Prepare and confirm intercompany transfers across various divisions
•    Assist in the preparation of the yearly tax Schedules for Entertainment
•    Assist with quarterly internal /external audit requests
•    Prepare and reconcile monthly clearing account report
•    Support and work closely with Studios & Entertainment financial reporting teams and Production finance team
•    Participate in the implementation of new ERP system 
•    Participate and assist in identifying process improvement opportunities and build efficiencies 
•    Assist in ad-hoc reports and special projects as requested 

Basic Qualifications
•    3-5+ years of progressive Accounting/Finance experience
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required


Additional Qualifications
•    Media Entertainment / Studio experience highly preferred
•    Working knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. SAP, Oracle) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
•    Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment, and handle multiple responsibilities under tight time frames
•    Ability to communicate, build strong relationships and collaborate across all levels of the organization
•    Strong technical, analytical, problem-solving skills, strong attention to details, and ability to prioritize
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Have a positive attitude, be flexible and be willing to learn new things and train others as needed
•    Possess high level of enthusiasm and curiosity to grow your career in a dynamic and growing company
•    Ability to quickly learn new software applications, databases, and reporting tools





Hiring Salary Range: $72,900.00 - 105,000.00. 


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.


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