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Executive Director, Finance and Planning


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.


Overview & Responsibilities

We are seeking an Executive Director to join our team! This Corporate FP&A position is responsible for leading the Company’s Profit & Loss forecasts including all financial deliverables to Paramount C-Level executives and our Corporate Parent.


  • Lead P&L planning and consolidation activities for Paramount Pictures, including coordination with Business Units to drive the Long-Range Plan, annual Budget, forecast updates, and various ad hoc analyses
  • Responsible for financial models to forecast revenues and costs on a by-film basis
  • Calculate impacts of various risks and opportunities with respect to forecast results (i.e., sensitivity analysis)
  • Summarize actual and forecast results for review by senior management; analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into simple presentations
  • Build and maintain forecast reports issued weekly and used throughout the organization by senior management and parent company
  • Oversee day-to-day management of corporate Hyperion system, monthly submission to corporate parent, and oversight of the system administrator
  • Act as liaison to planning counterparts at corporate parent and to accounting and tax departments within Paramount
  • Maintain current knowledge of the entertainment landscape including all platforms, key talent, and product releases
  • Monitor movements in foreign exchange rates and associated impact on forecast results
  • Develop, manage, and train staff


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, MBA a plus
  • At least 12 years of equivalent experience


Additional Qualifications

  • Film industry experience, including an understanding of film accounting, forecasting revenues/cost on by-film basis, windowing, etc.
  • Prior FP&A experience strongly preferred
  • Strong systems savvy, specifically Hyperion, Essbase, HFM
  • Excellent communication skills and able to collaborate with all levels within the organization
  • Must be highly organized, analytical, and detailed
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and get results
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment






Hiring Salary Range: $140,000.00 - 195,000.00. 


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