Payroll Accountant

Ref#: 32795
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Distribution
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. For more information, go to


We are looking to find a motivated and bright individual looking to be part of a production accounting team for a NYC based daytime talk show.  The ideal candidate would be someone with a solid entertainment accounting background looking to grow in a fast paced environment. 

Responsibilities include:

-Work with Accounting Personnel, Production Management, and other departments as well as interact with employees, clients, vendors, to ensure proper and accurate payroll processing 

-Calculate, audit and process weekly and bi-weekly union & nonunion timecards

-Perform detailed review payroll edits for accuracy and correct if needed

-Liaise with payroll processing company

-Verify and prepare paychecks for distribution

-Maintain and update accurate payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage,etc.

-Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.

-Provide payroll information by answering questions and requests

-Receive, prepare and process final payroll invoices 

-Analyze employment and talent contracts and process according to terms set forth

-Maintain meticulous production personnel files

-Work on other miscellaneous projects/assignments as needed



-Degree in Accounting / Business / Finance or other related field

-Must be self-motivated, proactive, well organized, detail oriented, possess a can do attitude, and be a quick learner

-Have the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, high pressure, and high volume environment

-Must be able to work independently as well as take direction from others and be a team player

-Must possess strong and solid communication (written and oral) skills

-Good follow through on all projects and ability to meet all deadlines and take ownership of assigned tasks without undue supervision

-Approach problems or challenges in a thorough, analytical and logical manner

-Knowledge of applicable guild and union rules-DGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE collective bargaining agreements 

-Handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion and good judgment.

-Professional in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors and others

-Human Resources / Payroll experience a plus.

-Experience in entertainment industry and production accounting preferred

-Prior experience in production accounting, payroll, and other accounting functions. - Proficient in Excel, Word, Windows, and Entertainment Partners software, (Vista 5, SmartTime)

-Knowledge of the NYS Film Tax Credit program is a big plus

-Position is full-time and benefits eligible upon date of hire

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