NBC Universal Payroll Accountant, Harry in New York, New York

Job Number 34489BR

Job Title Payroll Accountant, Harry

Business Segment NBC Entertainment

Sub-Business NBC Ent First Run Syndication

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


Job Purpose:

The Payroll Accountant for “Harry” will manage the payroll functions for all employees, staff and freelance, on a weekly basis. This individual will report to the Lead Accountant. 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. Requires ability to read and understand union contracts.

• Handle talent paperwork and payments, AFTRA fringes, 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 re: DGA payments, writer payments, sick days, overscale payments, contractual increases, and other reports.

• Prepare reports for Production and Legal Departments as necessary.

• Keep Timekeeper system pre-populated with labor distributions for STORM employees.

• Handle per diem payments for travel.

• Process E.P. payroll for Digital Department when requested.

• 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:

• 1+ years episodic production accounting experience

• 3+ years 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:

• External applicants must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

• Must be 18 years or greater

• Must have work authorization to work in the United States

• Must have ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings

Desired Characteristics

• Strong knowledge of AFTRA, NABET, DGA, and IATSE union agreements

• Working knowledge of NBC Universal internal payroll systems 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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