Category Archives: Accountant

Staff Lead Production Accountant/Finance Manager needed (NY locals) for Reality & Documentary TV Prodco


New York reality and documentary TV Production Company seeks staff Lead Production Accountant/Finance Manager.


New York based

• 5 years+ experience with 3rd Party production company Accounting and

Corporate Finance Management

• Degree in Accounting or qualification preferred

• Experienced in production accounting reporting (Vista or Media Web Cost

Report, Trial Balance, General Ledger, 1099, etc.)

• Experience with Bank reconciliation and reporting




• Management of the Corporate GL and Cash Flow

• Preparation of monthly and annual fiscal forecasts of all budgets against

the corporate Cash Flow

• Corporate and Production A/P and A/R

• Monitoring and reporting of show margins to the CFO

• Process and track payroll

• PO System

• Bank and credit card reconciliation

• Cost Reports

• Closing Period – Process upon approval of cost/variance report

• Tax reporting

• Labor laws, federal and state rules and regulations

• Ability to manage multiple productions

• Work with the CFO and EIC to maintain proper operational controls


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Help needed auditing a project for Internet Company (West Hollywood)

Short term TV auditing project for West Hollywood company.
Work closely with Head of Production Accounting auditing the books for season 1 of a television project.
Position begins asap. Daily rate negotiable and depends on experience.
MBA graduates preferred but not required.
Finance or accounting degree or experience necessary.
Attention to detail is extremely important.
This could lead to a longer term project.
Please send resumes to

Production Accountant needed (Universal City)

Immediate Opportunity– Production Accountant (Max Pay $55 per hour or $2200/weekly.)

My name is Robert Young and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking Production Accountant for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in Universal City, CA

• 5+ years experience in production accounting or 5+ years experience in Estimating of scripted TV/film production including Union & Guild payroll.
• Strong knowledge of Math
• Capable of providing budget supports to multiple business groups
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, mathematics or finance field required
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Expert knowledge of Movie Magic budgeting and MS Excel.

• Create, revise and maintain preliminary production budgets for scripted projects
• Estimate production incentives (credits, sell/transfers, rebates, grants, etc) when applicable.
• Create and revise charts and comparisons of current and past budgets and cost activities.
• Create and maintain generic budgets reflecting recent production activity, including staffing, industry practice and applicable guild and union rates/terms.
• Estimate and confirm status with Labor Relations of union and guild agreements and how each applies to possible productions in each production location. Maintain and update generic budgets on a weekly/monthly basis.
• Engage and confirm information with Production, Post Production, Business Affairs & Finance executives regarding recent activity, practice and preferences applicable to generic budgets.
• Engage and confirm with payroll services (Entertainment Partners, US and Canada; Central Casting) industry practice on contested positions and agreement terms.
• Estimate series payroll taxes & IATSE fringe costs; these costs must be calculated outside of budgeting application currently and represent a significant unknown potential savings if not comprehensively detailed.
If you are interested in hearing more about the position please respond to this email with a copy of your resume in word form with the best contact info or contact me at
813.356.0034 Please forward this email to any friends or colleagues


Post Production Accountant needed (L.A.) at Viacom Media Networks

Post Production Accountant (LA)

Freelance Post Production Accountant position available at Viacom Media Networks to work primarily on Comedy Central shows. The work will include some prep accounting before the show accountants start, as well as post and wrap accounting after the show accountants are finished.

We would like someone to start by May 4th to have a few weeks overlap with our current Post Production Accountant who will be retiring. The VMN offices are currently located in Santa Monica but will be moving to Hollywood in 2016.

•Process prep, post, and wrap union and non-union payroll including ATL contractual payments •Accounts payable processing •Journal entries recording costs paid by VMN corporate in production accounting software •Work in MediaWeb, MediaWin, and PSL •Wrap shows: reach out to vendors with open PO’s, review vendor statements, discuss with producers and crew as needed •Clean up trial balances: Track and follow up on refundable vendor deposits, pay out accrued vacation & holiday pay, follow up on outstanding petty cash, etc.
•Prepare cost reports during post production, and final cost reports •State rebate preparation as needed
•1099 review and preparation
•Quarterly cash flow forecasts estimating checks that will need to be cut on each show in the upcoming month •Maintain accounting files •Misc occasional ad-hoc projects