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Production Accountant needed at Mattel (El Segundo)

JOB TITLE: Production Accountant
Location: El Segundo, CA
Reports to: Director of Operations
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Onsite Production Accountant for Mattel Creations. Must be highly organized. Industry competitive rates. This position supervises the daily production accounting for all Mattel Creations development and productions in all locations for all content formats.
JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Works with Project Managers, Producers and the Director of Operations to manage the day to day production accounting for all projects.
• Communicate in a positive and articulate manner.
• Aggregate and maintain the production cost reports for all content creation in all production locations.
• Provides hot cost reports for live action productions as needed.
• Works with the Operations Supervisor to manage the resources for all temporary and permanent employees, shared and dedicated.
• Onboards all temporary employees with the respective temp agency, provides coding and scope of work for each engagement
• Works with the team to set-up all vendors including vendor screenings, project documents, purchase orders, invoice coding and approvals.
• Works with the team to set-up all talent deals including writers, composers, designers, and other artists and freelancers.
• Specific tasks include the preparation of budgets and scenarios, costing productions, and managing cash flow.
• Works with the team to aggregate and maintain rates for all production categories to ensure that applicable rates are consistent across all productions.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Work Experience
3-5 years of Production Accounting experience is required.
Knowledge/Skills
• Proficiency with the animation production process is preferred.
• Proficiency with the live action production process is preferred.
• 1st Assistant Accountant, Production Accountant or project accounting background is required.
• This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to move into corporate role while leveraging their production accounting experience.
Mental Demands
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers, outside vendors, and other levels of personnel.
• Must have the ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Must have the ability to organize and schedule work effectively.
• Must have the ability to work well under time constraints.
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
• Must be able to work long hours when necessary.
• Demonstrates the ability to be proactive and anticipating potential problems before they occur and follows through on every task assigned.
• Demonstrates the ability to be proactive about keeping everyone in the loop and up-to-date on the status of all tasks.
• Confidentiality and discretion are imperative in this role as the Production Accountant will have access to private individual and corporate financial information
Software
• Word/Excel/Outlook
• Proficient in industry standard production accounting software package such as Vista, PSL or other equivalent industry standard
• Powerpoint is a plus
• Lucidchart is a plus
• Smartsheet is a plus
Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
• High School diploma required.
• BS/BA degree preferred.

EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  sonia.meza-leon@mattel.com

Marketing Manager needed at Greenslate (NYC)

Marketing Manager
Job Brief
GreenSlate NYC office is seeking an experienced, creative, collaborative and passionate individual to join our marketing team. This individual will be accountable for building brand awareness and driving customer growth through integrated marketing strategies. The marketing manager will be responsible for the management of our website and social presence, email campaigns and automation, event marketing support, and collateral creation. This person is an exceptional planner, highly organized, analytical and results oriented individual who can independently manage multiple projects as well as coordinate creative development and marketing program execution with writers, designers. This role will report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer
What you will do
Own end-to-end execution of integrated marketing campaigns (email marketing & nurture campaigns, website management, social media, event marketing, creative direction and execution, creation of sales enablement collateral).
Organize meetings to discuss product development, features mix, competitive positions, educational strategies and promotional concepts.
Launch, test, and optimize marketing campaigns and growth strategies
Coordinate, manage, drive and participate in promotional activities, facing potential customers and partners.
Measure success by reviewing and reporting on program/campaign results to showcase the value of the marketing efforts and opportunities for optimization.
Organize regular consumer and distributor feedback surveys to gauge marketing efficacy, brand preference and overall product satisfaction.
Who you are
We are looking for someone who has a thirst to learn in all spectrums of marketing, is a self-starter, and has experience in a similar role. The ideal candidate is eager to wear multiple hats, and thrives in a collaborative environment working across multiple teams to bring projects to fruition. Our team works hard and prides itself on getting great work – done.
At least 3+ years relevant work experience in successful marketing position
Bachelor’s degree marketing, business, or a related field and a proven track record for problem-solving
Content marketing, email marketing, list management, marketing automation experience is a must
Outstanding writing, editing & communication skills
Excellent project management, strategic thinking, multitasking skills, ability to work within tight deadlines, adjust to changes in priorities, and balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives
Technically savvy; willing and able to learn and embrace new technologies quickly
Prior experience with Hubspot Marketing/CRM, Mail Chimp, and basic proficiency in HTML and CSSis a big plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign)
Enjoys media and entertainment and social media platforms
Fun to work with, great attitude, high-energy, highly responsive to all team members.
A brand connoisseur, you draw inspiration from world-class b2b and entertainment brands.
What you can expect
A competitive salary and benefits
The chance to make a difference in a dynamic environment
The opportunity to be a part of a growing, fast paced team

http://www.gslate.com for more info on Greenslate.
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  recruiting@gslate.com

Financial Analyst needed at Illumination Entertainment (Santa Monica)

Illumination Entertainment
Financial Analyst
Santa Monica, CA
The Financial Analyst is responsible for analysis, budgeting, and reporting on all company-wide marketing (custom content), consumer products, theme park, overhead, and development costs. The position works closely with department heads, Illumination Mac Guff in France, and Universal and plays an important role in tracking costs correctly, allocating them to the right projects, and funding them in a timely manner. The position also ensures that Illumination Entertainment is receiving and recording bill-backs and cost reimbursements from its partners and affiliates. The role reports to the Director of Finance.
Please apply online at:
https://jobs.lever.co/illuminationentertainment/5d853f7f-4377-48ef-9ebe-2b4e422db867

Sr Analyst Production Finance Needed at Hasbro (Burbank)

Sr Analyst Production Finance
Location: CA – Burbank
Employment Type: Regular
ID: 12245
Job Category: Hasbro Studios
Sr Analyst, Production Finance
This role will be responsible for production finance analysis and support in Hasbro Studios series, short-form and film slate. Additionally, this role will be responsible for processing residuals related to our content.
Major Responsibilities
Production Finance
• Assists in the preparation of cost reports (i.e., updates Estimate to Complete [ETC] reports, ensures proper coding in production bible, prints and prepares cost reports for meetings, etc.)
• Uploads production budgets into production finance system (PSL – the Payroll vendor’s production accounting software)
• Assists in reconciling productions costs between SAP and PSL monthly
• Updates monthly production cash flow
• Consolidates production costs into production finance system (PSL)
• Provides financial support to team members as needed (i.e., processing Studio crew union and non-union payroll, creating purchase orders, enter accounts payable into PSL and prepare journals, etc.)
• Assists with various internal and external financial audit requests as needed
Residuals
• Prepares residual cost analysis and administers the residual set-up information
• Coordinates credit lists and talent contracts to create a talent tracker for each production for accurate submission to Cast & Crew (external payroll services vendor) for residuals calculations
• Gathers and reports air history and revenue schedules to create trigger data, prepares purchase orders and reviews residual estimates for accuracy prior to invoicing from Cast & Crew
• Works with local paying/payroll agents, ensuring timely and accurate payments
• Updates and maintains residuals tracking chart
• Responsible for updating Monthly Residuals Status Report
• Reconciles accrued liability account for ultimate schedules
Specialized Knowledge / Skills
• Movie Magic budgeting
• PSL (Cast & Crew Production Accounting software)
• SAP
• Understanding of SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, and IATSE union contracts
• Production accounting background/experience along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Able to read, comprehend, and interpret contracts
• Ability to research and report on relevant data
• Able to analyze data and make recommendations
• Comprehensive mathematical skills
• Problem solving and process management
• Must have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
• Detail oriented
• Able to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks
Education and Experiences
College degree in Business, Finance, Economics or 3-5 years of relevant experience

You can apply online at:
https://jobs.hasbro.com/job/Burbank-Sr-Analyst-Production-Finance-Job-CA-91501/409948700/

Manager needed in Production Finance at FX for FXP shows (L.A.)

The FX Finance department is seeking a Manager to work closely with the Director of Production Finance in overseeing production accounting of all FXP shows related to compliance and costs.
Responsibilities
Manage pre-production accounting for all FXP shows, including supervising the Production Finance Analyst to facilitate the commencement of show’s production accounting operations.
Collaborate with VP and Director of Production Finance, Production Executives and Production Accountants in overseeing the entire post process including records management, show turnover, post-production accounting and issuing final costs.
Serve as the Finance Executive for assigned shows in production, acting as the primary point of contact for any issues that arise, enforcing accounting policies and procedures, recommending any improvements to upper management, and conducting spot audits.
Oversee ATL reconciliations for all FXP shows to ensure proper studio controls are in place, and payments to ATL personnel are accurate and timely.
Manage all bi-weekly funding requests received from production against cash flow/budget.
Manage all Tax Credit, Internal and Guild audits (SAG-AFTRA, WGA, DGA, MPI).
Manage various ad hoc projects (e.g., providing quarterly tax credit report to tax department, 1099 processes for all FXP shows annually).
Oversee various banking/treasury functions (e.g., processing pos pay exceptions, E1 depository reconciliations, new account set-up, etc.)
Qualifications
Four year college degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred
5+ years of experience in production accounting/finance preferred
Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to multitask
Strong analytical and written/verbal communication skills required
Strong MS Office skills required, with an emphasis on Excel; Vista, PSL, and Movie Magic Budgeting preferred
Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with internal/external partners
Must be comfortable working in a corporate environment, and also possess a solid understanding of production
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Los Angeles, CA

EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  Shannon.Morten@fox.com

 

Production Accounting Assistant needed at Endemol Shine (North Hollywood)

Location: North Hollywood, CA
Job Purpose:
Endemol Shine North America seeks a Production Accounting Assistant who is looking for a long-term career with upward mobility. The Production Accounting Assistant will closely work with the Accountants and report to the Accounting Manager.
The Production Accounting Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the day to day accounting operations of the company. The ideal candidate is a team player, with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. Candidates should demonstrate a desire for a long-term career path in the accounting/finance field.
Essential Responsibilities:
Review and Enter Purchase Orders, Invoices, etc.
Print and distribute Payroll and AP Checks
Review and Reconcile Petty Cash and Credit Card statements.
Generally assist with various department needs as they arise
Skills & Qualifications
Must be a self-starter with extreme attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and a willingness to learn
Must be well-organized and be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
Must have strong Excel skills and knowledgeable in other basic computer programs
Eligibility Requirements:
College degree
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  careers@endemolshine.us

Studio Accountant needed at Major TV Studio (Burbank)

Currently looking to fill the position of a studio accountant for a major television studio in Burbank.
• PSL/Vista knowledge required
• Episodic experience required
• Entering journal entries
• Cost Reporting
• A/P
• Research A/P, deposits
• Proficiency in Excel
• Understanding of payroll
• Understanding SAP preferred
• Multi-tasking is essential
Experience as a 1st Assistant is preferred.

If interested, please send your resume to accountingresumes@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Corporate Accountant/Coordinator needed (L.A.)

Job Title: Corporate Accountant/Coordinator
City: Los Angeles
Job Description: – Have 3+ years of relevant work experience.
• Prepare journal entries and related supporting documentation as part of the monthly financial close process
– Possess deep knowledge of finance and accounting procedures.
• Knowledge of financial programs (Intaact, bill.com, V5)
– Have strong computer and financial modeling skills
• Work closely with Production Accounting dept
– Use Microsoft Excel/Google Spreadsheet with intermediate to expert proficiency.
– Learn new programs as needed.
– Be able to work independently as well as with a group.
– Display accuracy and pay close attention to detail.
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  corpacctjobs@gmail.com

Corporate Controller needed (L.A.)

Job Title: Corporate Controller, Los Angeles
Job Description: • Oversee Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
• Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows
• Monthly, quarterly and annual financial closes, including timely financial reporting
• Local, state and federal regulatory reporting and tax filings
• Annual budget and quarterly re forecasts
• Timely production of statutory and internal financial reports
• Development of internal control policies and procedures
• Annual audit and tax work
• Research of technical accounting issues for compliance
• Cash management and treasury duties
• Someone who both thinks big and pays attention to detail.
• An independent self-starter who’s also great at working with teams. –
• Strong knowledge of Financial tools and applications
• Comfortable with a relaxed work environment.
• 10 years in Corporate Accounting
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• Minimum 2 years public accounting experience, CPA preferred
• Thorough knowledge of US GAAP
• Entertainment industry experience
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  corpacctjobs@gmail.com