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Vice President, Production Finance -film – Viacom – Los Angeles, CA

Company: Viacom

Address: Los Angeles, CA

  • Full Time


About The Brand

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television’s 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

Overview and Responsibilities

Do you have physical production experience? We are looking for someone with film finance experience! This position is responsible for the day to day over-sight of Production Finance activities as they relate to feature films produced at Paramount. Join our exciting Studio!
  • Supervise free-lance production accountants assigned to film projects
  • Thorough understanding of the motion picture budgeting process
  • Preparation of film budgets
  • Manage co-productions
  • Track co-financing
  • Cash forecasting
  • Enforce policy and procedures
  • Weekly cost reports
  • Daily hot costs
  • Understand all guild payrolls
  • Liaise with outside third party payroll services
  • Provide co-fi partners with required reporting and forecasts
  • Participate in preparation of annual production spend forecast
  • Thorough knowledge and understand of both domestic and international film tax credits and incentives
  • Prepare and track film incentive applications
  • Liaise with 3rd party auditors to facilitate tax credit filings
  • Liaise with guild auditors for review of wrapped films
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff production meetings
  • Contribute to preparation of weekly production status report for submission to senior management

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance
  • Minimum 7 years experience in finance with prior production accounting experience
  • Knowledge of the workflow and procedures involved in film production
  • Thorough knowledge of collective bargaining agreements is required to ensure the accuracy of payments made to production personnel

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial information and to prepare reports in a meaningful format for presentation to senior management
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner with all levels of Company personnel and outside contacts


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