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Katherine M. Gill-Charest

Katherine M. Gill-Charest

Viacom Inc
Senior Vice President, Controller & CAO
New York, NY, USA


Katherine Gill-Charest is Senior Vice President, Controller of Viacom, a position she has held since October 1, 2010.  Kathy is responsible for overseeing accounting, financial reporting and financial compliance of Viacom and its divisions.  Previously, she served as Viacom’s Deputy Controller.

Prior to joining Viacom in 2007, Kathy was the Chief Accounting Officer of WPP Group, and was the Vice President and Worldwide Controller of Young & Rubicam Inc. prior to its acquisition by WPP.  Kathy also held roles in financial reporting and accounting policy at Time Warner Inc. and NYNEX Corporation and worked in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College, where she graduated summa cum laude and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs.  Kathy was named one of Treasury & Risk magazine’s Outstanding Women in Finance in 2012.

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries.  Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide.  Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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