Burbank, California

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!

 

We are looking for a Finance Manager who will assist the Sr. Director, Production Finance to lead the overall financial responsibilities for Preschool animated series (in-house, third party and acquisitions) productions! This position will work closely with Production Management, Line Producers, Production Managers and Finance to manage the budget, forecast and performance tracking activities of the animated series and shorts productions, to ensure complete, accurate and timely cost reporting and cash planning. This is an excellent opportunity with high visibility across various functions!

 

Reporting relationship: Reports to Senior Director, Animation Production Finance

Key Business Partners: Nickelodeon Animation Development, Production Management, Creative, Business and Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Labor Relations and Payroll teams.

 

Specific responsibilities:

We are looking for Production Finance experience:

  • Day-to-day management of production finances and relationships related to Preschool animated series production spend, including rolling forecast updates, scenario planning, journal entry processing, expense research, account reconciliations and ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Conduct ongoing meetings with production teams to analyze the budget versus actual spend, and to identify areas for reallocating funds to remain on plan, and report on any risks and opportunities to management.
  • Coordinate the release of timely cost reports, production variance schedules, dashboards, production cash flows and production post-mortems.
  • Continue to maximize SAP cost reporting abilities for internal and external productions; collaborate with productions on the opportunities to utilize our systems to create efficiencies and maintain financial controls.
  • Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to Producers.
  • Assist with the processing of POs and vendor set-ups.
  • Support Senior Director, Production Finance in a variety of cross-functional, studio-wide strategic projects.
  • Contribute to the design and build of analytical reports and tracking tools used for reporting and analysis.

 

Corporate Finance

  • Aggregate and analyze financial information specific to series and shorts productions and provide insight into best practices for the Production Finance track.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Director, Production Finance to reconcile and true-up productions Estimated Final Costs (EFC) and Long Range Plans (LRPs).
  • Analyze, track and research variances regarding actuals vs. budgets/estimates, ensuring that all data is properly loaded into financial systems and information managed to relevant client groups.
  • Partner with production teams to update cash flow pacing and update financial systems, providing cause of change versus prior forecasts.
  • Assist with requests regarding continuous improvement initiatives, production/studio matters, cash flow analysis, journal entries, and internal/external audit requests as necessary.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of finance/accounting experience preferably within the media/entertainment landscape. Production accounting and/or production finance experience highly desired.
  • Highly proficient in Excel

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of accounting for episodic Animation TV or Live Action properties and/or previous experience in corporate accounting/finance setting preferred.
  • Ability to forge partnerships with producers, production managers and studio executives.
  • Experience with SAP and Longview Solutions a plus.
  • Familiar with Local 839 IATSE Agreement related to animation guild contracts.
  • Strong collaboration, problem solving, communication, and leadership skills.

 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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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Burbank, California

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