Director, Production Accounting

Ref#: 31597
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US


The Director, Production Finance will have responsibility for financial and accounting aspects of original series including:

  •  Oversee self-produced series from set-up through prep, shoot and wrap.
  • Supervise production accountants and production service companies to ensure compliance with Showtime’s accounting policies and procedures.
  • Monitor productions to ensure proper guild/union accounting including labor rates, overtime, vacation & holiday pay and pension health & welfare contributions.
  • Manage and provide guidance on complex multi-state and international tax incentive structures in multi-currency environments.
  • Coordinate location production audits to ensure compliance with Showtime and SOX policies and procedures.
  • Lead weekly production cost report meetings with internal executives, producers and accountants.
  • Coordinate with and advise production and business affairs during the budgeting process on scripted series, unscripted series and documentaries.
  • Provide guidance on payroll tax and labor issues in multi-state and international production environments.
  • Liaise with production bank and payroll service representatives.
  • Resolve guild inquiries.
  • Supervise guild plan audits.
  • Review production funding and cash flow schedules.
  • Oversee development including executive reporting, disbursements, turnaround receipts and abandonments.
  • Facilitate various internal and external financial audit requests.
  • Coordinate and supervise production tax reporting requirements.
  • Various ad hoc analysis and projects.

This position reports to the VP, Production Finance.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Candidate must have at least 7 years relevant production accounting or production finance experience.
  • Knowledge of Smart Accounting (formerly Ease Accounting) and/or Vista, Movie Magic Budgeting and payroll processing is required.
  • Ideal candidate will have supervisory experience.



About Us:
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at and

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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