Barry Pearson

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Barry Pearson

Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis


Barry Pearson is Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, at ViacomCBS. In his current role, Barry is responsible for delivering financial statement analysis and strategic insights for the Domestic Media Networks portfolio of core TV brands and emerging businesses. Prior to his current role, Barry was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis supporting BET and Senior Manager of Programming Finance supporting MTV and VH1.

Prior to transitioning to New York, Barry spent 2 ½ years in the Washington, DC office for BET Networks in various accounting & finance roles. Barry started his professional career with global accounting firm Ernst & Young in Atlanta, GA where he spent four years in the audit practice.

Barry currently gives back to the ViacomCBS community as Co-Chair for The BEAT, an employee resource group. In the greater New York community, Barry supports the Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons. 

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Barry obtained his Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia and graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Barry has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2009.

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