Payroll Accountant

Posted: 5/17/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Job Purpose:
NBCUniversal Entertainment First Run Syndication is seeking a Payroll Accountant to work with all day to day operations as outlined below for “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” This is a Run of Show position.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all payroll for show, includes exempt, nonexempt, freelance and union population
  • Enter/confirm on a weekly basis that all times are entered and coded correctly into Timekeeper for Staff population, and manually calculate timecards and verify reports for union/non-Staff employees
  • Working knowledge of various union contracts, i.e. NABET, IATSE, AFTRA, DGA, WGA, AFM. Requires ability to read and understand union contracts
  • Handle talent paperwork and payments, monitor AFTRA fringe caps, ATL payment schedules and ATL employment agreements
  • Handle various paperwork for Union and non-union employees and some Staff employees as needed
  • Create and keep up-to-date Excel spreadsheets
  • DGA payments, writer payments, sick days, over scale payments, contractual increases, and other reports
  • Prepare reports for Production and Legal Departments as necessary
  • Handle per diem payments for travel
  • Process payroll adjustments to timecards
  • Process E.P. location check print and process E.P. invoices and adjustments
  • Process foreign payroll through Sargent-Disc
  • Process holiday and vacation payments of union hires
  • Knowledge of Federal and State payroll rules and regulations
  • Other ad-hoc duties as outlined by Manager


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum 1 year of episodic production accounting experience
    • Minimum 3 years of experience as production payroll accountant, duties would have included the processing/input and interface of all payroll
    • Very strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Vista 5
    • Must have ability to work flexible hours into the evenings and occasional weekend days or holidays due to payroll deadlines

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Universal City, California
    • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Strong knowledge of AFTRA, NABET, DGA, WGA, AFM and IATSE union agreements
    • Working knowledge of NBC Universal internal payroll systems a plus
    • Working knowledge of SmartStart and SmartTime a plus
    • Working knowledge of all NBC Videotape union weekly strip show agreements desired
    • Strong analytical, organizational and detail-oriented skills with great attention to detail.
    • Strong time management skills and the ability to adhere to all reporting deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with various internal and external personnel at show, corporate and vendor levels
    • Comfortable working with all levels of management and talent

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