Payroll Accountant needed for TV Tape-Union Program (Universal City)

Universal City, CA
Payroll accountant needed full-time for television tape-union program. Experience required in paying tape union contracts including NABET, DGA, AFTRA, IA 33, etc. Also requires experience in Vista 5 and Timekeeper. Must understand contracts and maintain multiple tracking spreadsheets. Must be detail-oriented and good at meeting daily and weekly deadlines. Must have the ability to work independently and under some stress and pressure. Must be great with people and willing to be an integral part of the accounting team.
Potential to become staff with benefits.


Clerk needed for Tier 2 Feature (Atlanta)

ACCOUNTING CLERK NEEDED FOR TIER 2 FEATURE (ATLANTA) Looking for an experienced, hardworking clerk with a great attitude to start immediately. MUST KNOW EASE, have experience matching & splitting PO’s as well as entering AP (invoices, PO’s, petty cash). Duties include opening mail, answering phones & emails, passing out checks and other administrative duties as assigned. Must be available to start immediately.

Position wraps mid-January 2017.

Send resumes with references to

2nd Assistant needed for new 1 hour Single Cam Series (L.A./Canoga Park)

2nd Assistant Accountant Position

Looking for a Local 871 2nd Assistant Accountant to start immediately on a new 1 hour, single camera series in Los Angeles. Stage and production offices are in Canoga Park.

Team player with great attitude and sense of humor Detail-oriented, organized, self-starter and diplomatic Global Vista software experience AP, PO, P-Card and Petty Cash experience

If interested, please mail resume, references and salary requirements to:

Production Accountant needed (San Francisco Locals)

Production Accountant
Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 (Local candidates only) Level of Position: Junior- Mid level (3-7 years of experience)

Position monitors and analyzes the ongoing costs on projects through release and beyond in order to understand the status of costs and to make timely fiscal recommendations for proactive action and decisions. In addition to preparing budgets and reviewing cost reports for timely and accurate cost reporting, the candidate will prepare other reports and analyses on an ad-hoc basis.
• Work with studio leadership / producers to track project costs and overhead costs against the approved budget, flagging overages and adjusting throughout production
• Generate Actuals / ETC / EFC / Budget tracking with weekly / monthly cost reports
• Cash flow management
• Payroll approval for Contractor agency edits (OT, tracking of accumulated PTO, expenses, etc.)
• AMEX management and reconciliation
• Handle preparation of financial reports, anticipate potential cost issues
• Ensure compliance of financial management operations with contractual obligations
• Complies with approved accounting principles
• Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned
• Reconcile production employee expense reports including, coding, calculating, data entry and auditing
• Process vendor invoices, check requests, purchase card, and petty cash reconciliation; ensure proper approvals are obtained
• Review and maintain 1099 reports
• Support production teams with reporting
• Handle event payments
• Staff onboarding (FB / Contractor agencies)
• Vendor onboarding (oversee and be point person for SOW / PO process)
• Submission of Contractor agency Payroll forms for new contingent workers
• Making first contact with contingent worker to explain Contractor Agency and helping them through background check process
• Onboard contingent workers and serve as contact for benefits, payroll questions, office culture
• Manage extensions, pay rate changes, and end dates for PRO contractors
• Manage contact with vendors once project manager informs of terms of payment, dates, and deliverables – describe the process to vendor and invite them to supplier portal
• Help Vendor with bizval process
• Give Vendor invoicing instructions
• Track Vendor invoicing deliverables and follow up around deliverable dates with project manager and vendor for them to invoice
• Check PO’s against projected invoices, and ensure smooth process
• Confirm payments on Oracle and be contact for purchasing until any issues are resolved
• Confirm payment from vendor when oracle says paid
Skills: Requirements:
• Strong quantitative skills required. Detail oriented.
• Must have previous on-production accounting experience and be proficient in budgeting for VR, Film, and/or Television productions.
• Ability to read and synthesize scripts, schedules, and reports for the budgeting process a plus.
• General knowledge of day-to-day operations on a production
• Degree in accounting strongly preferred.
• Must have excellent, detailed writing skills.
• Proficiency in computers and programs, i.e. budgeting, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, etc. (strong spreadsheet skills).
• Ability to research, translate, and comprehend information related to film contracts and unions, both internationally and domestically.
• Ability to organize, develop, compile, and disperse updated information in a timely manner.
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles required.
• Must be an effective communicator.
• Must have the ability to work well under time constraints in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

• Bachelor’s degree or relatable experience as outlined above


Payroll Accountant needed for Feature (Caribbean)

Payroll Accountant needed for a Non-Union Feature (Caribbean)

Must have experience with PSL3, Showbiz Timecards (SAG & Crew) and Excel.

Must be able to manage cast, crew and extras payroll.

International experience is a plus. Passport and no winter coat are a must.

Travel, accommodations and per diem provided.

Project starts late Nov 2016 and finishes in June 2017.

Feel free to send your resume to

Lead Production Accountant needed for Scripted Series (Atlanta)

Seeking an experienced Lead Production Accountant who will oversee a scripted episodic show in Atlanta. The Accountant will need to start Immediately. A tentative end date of early May. We are interviewing immediately.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Single Camera Episodic):
• Budgeting (Pattern/Amortization)
• Weekly Funding Requests
• Daily Hot Costs
• Weekly Cost Reporting
• Monthly Bank Reconciliations
• Submitting supporting documentation for Internal Control Reviews
• Manage a team of four (1st Assistant, 2nd Assistant, Payroll Accountant, Accounting Clerk)
• 5 years or more of heavy episodic experience with single and/or multi-cam shows.
• Experience with AFTRA/SAG cross-boarding and extensive knowledge of rule governing intervening days
• Extensive knowledge and understanding of union and talent agreements as well as union rule (DGA/IATSE-AREA STANDARD/SAG/AFTRA/Teamsters/WGA).
• Exhibits a willingness to be adaptable as well as flexible and demonstrate a desire to operate in a dynamic demanding environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Sound judgment, business acumen, influencing skills and the experience, confidence and stature to effectively address issues.
• Effective at partnering with network, production company, staff and crew in order to obtain key information to manage the financial activities for the show.
• Conflict resolution skills and abilities are a must.
• Possess strong analytical skills necessary to identify issues and recommend solutions.
• Possess organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
• Advanced proficiency in Global Vista, Movie Magic Budgeting and Microsoft Office Suite applications.
• Local 871 current/good standing a must.


Production Accountant needed for busy Prodco (L.A.)

Production Accountant needed for busy Production Company located in Downtown Los Angeles

This is a non-union, full-time position which will start immediately.

Candidate must have experience in the following:

MediaWeb , Showbiz Crew Time Cards or Lightspeed & Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions

Position involves processing payroll which varies from 50-130 freelance employees per week, PO entry, processing invoices for payment, check processing and auditing and entry of petty cash receipts. Candidate must have prior experience with foreign currencies and accounting for loss/gain in exchange rates. Must have a comprehensive understanding of 1099s and year-end processing.

Individual must be a team player, organized and able to prioritize duties. Must have strong attention to detail and be able to handle multiple productions simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

If interested, please send resume via email along with a list of references to