CSUF accounting and finance alumna Passang Baro ’13 works in the Financial Contract Reporting Administration of Burbank-based entertainment giant Warner Bros. She provides an inside look at her role and business-related positions in the entertainment industry, along with how to get started in the ever-changing field.
As a senior at Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Passang Baro ’13 took a six-month internship at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, part of the Disney College Program. The opportunity would launch the young professional into a career utilizing her accounting and finance education in the Southern California entertainment industry.
After being referred by a former supervisor to an auditor role at SAG-AFTRA, the labor union representing 160,000 film and television actors, artists and related employees, she accepted the position, later moving up to a senior auditor role.
“It was during my time at SAG-AFTRA that I became intrigued by the entertainment industry and wanted to dive deeper into entertainment finance,” says Baro. “When I came across my current role at Warner Bros., I immediately decided to give it a shot. I had only conducted compliance audits on behalf of labor unions, and participations audits would be a new world for me. However, I knew I had the transferable skills, so I was confident I could adapt and be successful in this new role.” Read More