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Paramount Senior Financial Analyst, Third Party Audit in Los Angeles, California

This position is responsible for gathering, organizing, and preparing financial data to support various data request items made in conjunction with compliance/financial audits, including but not limited to third party participations and residuals/guild audits of various Paramount Global divisions (Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios, Showtime, Viacom Networks, etc.), US GAAP external audits, international statutory audits, and providing support for internal projects, such as international tax filings and transaction data analysis. This position will also assist with documentation preparation and support for legal document productions and arbitration claims and queries.

Reporting to the Director Audit & Compliance, and in partnership with supporting other Directors in the Audit Group, this position will:

Assist with pulling supporting documentation requests for external auditors, internal auditors, and other ad-hoc in-house projects.

Perform data extractions and prepare reports to support financial statement balances

Research and obtain support as needed for requested selections and ensure the timely completion of any outstanding selections

Reconcile and review the propriety and reasonableness of financial data received by the various divisions as reported and investigate any unusual activities

Compile financial data, remove extraneous data, and redact confidential documentation and critical contract agreements as deemed necessary prior to providing to external parties

Ensure the integrity of the account reconciliations, financial models and quality of spreadsheets used in analysis and provided to the respective parties

If unusual data attributes are identified, coordinate with the appropriate supervisor as to the proper disposition of these items and analyze and handle any corrections or adjustments, if necessary

Assist with locating and retrieving historical records from archived records (off-site facilities) in support of third-party audits of any Paramount Global division

Perform various projects such as research, special projects and data analysis as needed

Basic Qualifications

4+ years related work experience

Additional Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economic, or IT systems and Engineering with relevant work experience preferred

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint are essential

Highly organized and detail oriented

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Willingness to accept responsibility for projects/processes and ability to work with limited direct supervision

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

Ability to multi-task and handle a heavy workload in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment

CPA candidate or CPA designation are a plus

Aptitude for data analysis or data warehousing skills (SAP, Hyperion) are a plus

Public accounting (audit) or internal audit experience is preferable

Strong (and current) technical knowledge of GAAP preferred

Prior entertainment experience is preferable

At all levels of Finance, every employee is expected to embody these core competencies:

  • Execute against goals and deadlines.

  • Influence and effectively communicate with others to drive work forward

  • Design, apply, and interpret robust analytical solutions to support decisions

  • Positively contribute to a culture of people development and learning

  • Uphold ways of working that promote DE&I advocacy

  • Translate the big picture vision into a clear action plan

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studios 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 Paramounts 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+.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hiring Salary Range: $63,000.00 - 85,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, 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.

https://www.paramount.com/careers/benefits

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to paramountaccommodations@paramount.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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