Category Archives: Los Angeles

Controller needed by Entertainment Prodco (L.A.)

Leading entertainment production company seeks Controller to handle all aspects of corporate finance and general oversight of production finance, including:
– Manage all corporate accounting operations including billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, GL and cost accounting, inventory accounting and revenue recognitionAccurately and timely record all transactions
– Provide monthly reporting to parent company on a timely schedule
– Detailed P&LBalance sheetStatement of cash flow
– Prepare annual corporate P&L, Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, and Statement of Cash Flows
– Process corporate payroll
– Manage corporate cash flow
– Main interface with bank and credit card companies
– Help in the creation and maintenance of all corporate dashboards/metrics with the specific purpose of helping predict the financial performance of the company
– Support in creating presentations for the board, working closely with senior management
– Review all financial plans and compare to actuals in order to identify, explain, and correct variances
– Manage all controls set forth in our accounting policies and procedures, ensuring no malfeasance by any personnel
– Manage Production Finance department:
– Oversee proper project cash flow
– Manage Production Accountants access to bank accounts
– Support month-end and year-end close processManage all reporting to networks after approval by EVP Production
– Manage corporate credit card reconciliation
– Manage any outsourcing – CPAs, principals’ business managers
– Coordinate the provision of information to external auditor for yearly financial audit
– Comply with appropriate GAAP standards and with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
– Research technical accounting issues for compliance
– Excellent accounting software use and administration skills
– Manage all record keeping, including filing system for company
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressive experience for a major company or division of a large corporation within the entertainment industry. CPA or CMA candidates preferred. Experience with creating financial statements. Ideal candidate must be adept at working quickly, within deadlines, in a fast-paced environment with a small department and able to work as a one-person department in many instances. Keen analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills a must. An ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including non-finance managers.

Lead Accountant needed for union Talk Show (Hollywood)

Lead accountant (871) – Hollywood
Lead accountant needed for a full-union, studio-based talk show
• Must be union (871) or willing to join; full union payroll experience essential
• Prior lead experience essential, preferably with a similar show
• Familiarity with PSL preferred
• Immediate start
The ability to bring on board a payroll accountant and clerk would also be a big plus

Assistant Accountant needed for Tier 1 Feature (L.A.)

Assistant Accountant Tier 1 feature (Los Angeles)
Assistant Accountant needed for Tier 1 feature in Los Angeles (no tax incentive). Start on or about March 27, for approximately 8 – 9 weeks. Some union payroll knowledge required. Show Biz timecard experience helpful. This could be a great job for a payroll accountant transitioning into a 1st, a 2nd assistant looking to move up, or for a “new” 1st who would like to expand their resume.
Please forward resume with 3 references (TV resumes welcome!)

Cost Accountant needed for Commercial Prodco (Hollywood)

Commercial Production Company is looking for a detailed and results-driven Cost Accountant to assist in the daily accounting functions of a fast paced company. Candidate needs to be organized, detail oriented, and a self starter who can multitask. This is a full-time staff position.
Job Duties:
• Credit card reconciliations
• Audit job cost reports and provide variance analysis
• Journal entries
• Assist with AR & AP when needed
• Review Petty Cash, in accordance with company policy
• Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately
• All other tasks and duties as assigned to support the team and department
• Minimum 3-4 years commercial or TV production experience
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve
• Proficient in Excel
• Ability to adapt to new software quickly
• Must possess strong organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment
• Self starter

Lead Accountant, 1st & 2nd Assistant needed for 1 hour Network Series (Hollywood)

Looking for a Lead, 1st and 2nd Assistant Accountant…
Production Accountant needed:
One Hour Network Series
Located in Hollywood
Start immediately
EP EASE SmartAccounting
Must be willing to join 871
Episodic experience required
1st Assistant Accountant needed:
One Hour Network Series
Located in Hollywood
Start immediately
EP EASE SmartAccounting
Must be willing to join 871
Computer Input: A/P, PC, PO’s, PCards, Bank Reconciliations, etc.
2nd Assistant Accountant needed:
One Hour Network Series
Located in Hollywood
Start immediately
EP EASE SmartAccounting
Must be willing to join 871
Computer Input: A/P, PC, PO’s, PCards, etc.

Feature Production Finance needed (West L.A.)

Feature Production Finance (based in West LA)
The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a key or 1st assistant. Prior studio production finance/accounting experience is a plus. This position will help oversee all financial aspects of feature production, including cash-flow, EFC reporting, tax incentive tracking and co-financing arrangements.
• Manage production cash-flows and funding; ensure flow of funds comply with legal/tax structure
• Review cost reports and weekly closing reports for accuracy
• Prepare monthly cash-flow, EFC reports and co-financing cost statements
• Provide guidance to production accountants on studio policies & procedures
• Travel to production locations, assess competency of accounting staffs and perform audits
• Identify and problem-solve process breakdowns, take initiative in streamlining and improving workflows
• Collaborate with other departments (e.g., Production, Tax, Business Affairs/Legal) with the common goal of protecting company assets and maximizing the financial outcome of our films
• Perform ad-hoc projects/analyses for studio senior management
• 5 – 8 years production finance/accounting experience
• Proficiencies in PSL or Vista
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
• Attention to detail
• Team player
• BS in Accounting or Finance preferred