Senior Manager, Accounting & Billing

Location : CityStateForPosting Los Angeles, CA
Job Locations
US-CA-Hollywood
Brand
Paramount Pictures
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2020-13973

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

We are seeking an experienced leader to provide billing and accounting leadership for the dynamic Paramount Pictures On-Lot businesses. The Senior Manager will be responsible for the oversight of billing responsibilities and the management of the billing team for Paramount's Studio Group. This role will be responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining the billing process and providing reporting to identify and support the organization’s fiscal controls, as well as preparation and analysis of financial reports. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage the processing of revenue billings for all departments within the Studio Group.
  • Engage with finance and other functional partners around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery of billing and revenue recognition.
  • Improve and develop the billing process, implement and carry out organizational policies and procedures by way of systems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of this function.
  • Conceptualize innovative solutions for complex business problems and drive the execution of these solutions. Identifies and executes opportunities to re-engineer and improve billing processes.
  • Oversee contract and deal memo analysis to ensure accurate billing.
  • Work with the Corporate Accounting team to monitor and report on receivable balances.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all monthly financial transactions reported from subsystems.
  • Respond to inquiries from other company-wide managers regarding billing results and special reporting requests.
  • Collaborate with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Support internal and external auditors and own the coordination of action plans where audit procedures identify areas of potential risk or control weakness.
  • Confirm through training and user guidance that all billing policy and procedures are understood and met.

Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of professional experience in accounting operations (ideally billing operations).
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Software Suite (including Excel, Access and Word) a must. Xytech, RTPro, and SAP systems knowledge is helpful.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration or closely related field.
  • Ability to “roll up your sleeves” and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and effectively manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to define a clear vision, motivate others in a positive way to achieve desired results, and develop a successful team.
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills. Experience in navigating a matrixed and dispersed organization and successfully influencing key internal and external partners.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information and work with diverse teams.

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