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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 and one of Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in 2017.

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in 183 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.


Katherine M. Gill-Charest is associated with the following items:
SECI Course Book  SECI Course Book 33rd Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

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