The Production Accountant/Analyst role will be reconciling and deriving production film asset costs for the Sr. VP Production Finance. This role will also assist the Accounting Manager and Sr. VP in setting up production controls; review and track information about tax credits; and respond to other ad-hock questions as required. The Production Accountant/Analyst will also provide day-to-day accounting and financial analysis support for the Company’s Production, Accounting and Legal Departments.
• Work with Production Accountants on their individual projects to ensure production reports are submitted by various productions on a timely basis.
• Review cost reports, trial balances, bank and cash reconciliations and cash forecast and reports.
• Assist in the build and implementation of Adaptive accounting program.
• Reply to Production Accountants on various questions and ensure production accounting rules and standards are followed.
• Track and provide updates on film asset for budgeting and costing purposes. Prepare the reconciliation process for this.
• Track and analyze film tax credit information including liaise with auditors.
• Assist in developing standard budgets, cash flows and standardize other processes.
• Reply to Legal, Accounting and Production regarding various ad hoc production accounting questions.
• Assist in developing and implementing reporting and recording procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
• Assist with budget analysis if required.
• Maintain organized accounting record keeping.
• Prepare ad hoc reports and analyses when needed.
• Assist in special projects when needed.
• May need to participate in writer payment process including journal entry into 3rd party payment system, reconciliation to corporate payment of 3rd party payroll vendor and final payment process.
• Assist with internal and external audit inquiries.
• Participate in production audits if required.
• Other special projects as needed.
• High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
• Minimum 3 years’ production accounting or finance experience (TV or Film and/or accounting in the film industry)
• Previous accounting experience including trial balance, financials and knowledge of general ledger entries required.
• Previous experience with production accounting software and Movie Magic Budgeting.
• Strong/intermediate+ skills in Excel and in all other Microsoft Office Suite applications.
• Undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field preferred.
• Knowledge of applicable guild rules in connection with both domestic and international residuals with respect to made for Basic Cable television movies. SAG-AFTRA, WGA, WGC, DGA, DGC, UPCP/ACTRA.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Attention to detail, desire for accuracy, and a sense of urgency.