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Production Finance Coordinator needed at Skydance Television (Santa Monica)

Production Finance Coordinator, Skydance Television (Santa Monica, CA)
Skydance Television is seeking a Production Finance Coordinator to assist to VP of Production Finance and Executive Director of Production Finance with various finance and accounting functions, including cost reporting, cash flow preparation and ad hoc analyses.
Essential Functions:
– Act as Prep/Wrap/Writer’s Room Accountant for multiple productions (process payroll, accounts payable, journal entries, cost reporting, bank reconciliations, etc)
– Facilitate software request for show Accountants
– Assist VP with the preparation of historical episodic analyses
– Perform trend analyses on ATL and BTL spend across various productions
– Assist with new bank account set-up/changes/closures
– Maintain Policies & Procedures Manual
– Prepare ATL pay schedules
– Coordinate weekly funding requests for all shows
– Assist with tracking of domestic and international tax incentives
– Assist with internal and external show audits
– Ad hoc analyses, as required
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  info.finance@skydance.com

 

Manager Production Finance position at Discovery Studios (West Los Angeles)

We are seeking candidates for the position of Manager Production Finance to be based in our Discovery Studios location.
Position Summary:
Manage Finance operations for Discovery Studios businesses. Position is based at Studios West in Los Angeles.
Scope of Work and Responsibilities:
1. Lead the month end close process and report on month-end results with variance analysis for Discovery Studios, Global Music Services and Discovery Access.
2. Develop strong working relationship with budget managers and work closely with them to forecast operating expenses – collect and model all relevant information, recommend cost-savings and process improvements.
3. Drive production finance analytics and reporting by partnering with studio management.
4. Prepare financial reports, presentations and other exhibits for management.
5. Setup and manage segregated bank accounts.
6. Enforce established policies and controls.
7. Assist with 1099 and Wilma Tax Return Prep and Consolidation
8. Manage production cash flow.
9. Research production finance tasks as needed.
10. Support FP&A in annual budget process
Job Requirements and Special Skills:
* Minimum of 5 years experience in finance/accounting, preferably in production.
* Strong financial and analytical skills including experience creating complex financial models and efficiently communicating results.
* Ability to manage competing tasks and deadlines while working with multiple departments from various locations.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Candidate must be very detail oriented and possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, proactively identifying tasks and providing status updates.
* Experience and strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel; including advanced formulas, pivot tables and formatting. SAP and BPC a plus.
* Must have the legal right to work in the US
Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.
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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.
To apply please visit: https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/18404/manager-production-finance/job?mode=job&iis=SOURCE&iisn=EmilyRice

1st Assistant needed at Asylum Entertainment (Encino)

1st Assistant Accountant needed for non-union Production Company in Encino, CA.
Duties included but are not limited to:
– Invoices and POs: auditing, communicating with vendors, entry, and processing checks;
– Petty cash and P-cards: auditing, communicating with Cashet, entry, and processing checks;
– Wire transfers: initiating through the bank system and recording;
– Assisting with payroll, if needed;
– Filing, if needed;
– Other duties, if needed;
– Knowledge of Vista-5 is a plus.
Must have strong attention to detail, be organized, and be able to handle multiple productions simultaneously.
Looking for a great attitude and team player.
Please send resumes to Jobs@asylument.com

Production Finance/Post Coordinator needed at A+E Studios (Los Angeles)

A+E Studios is looking for a Production Finance/Post Coordinator in Los Angeles. Candidates must have at least 1 year work experience in television/film production and is detailed oriented with strong multi-tasking, communication and organizational skills. Must be proficient with Excel. An accounts payable/general accounting background and/or post production a plus. Eagerness to learn department processes quickly in a fast-paced work environment. Expectation to learn some Production Accounting software/procedures in support of department and show requirements.
Duties include but not limited to the following:
• Administrative support including scheduling, phones, travel arrangement and expense reports
• Budget Status Grid/Tracking
• Accounting team/Scenechronize liason
• Bank record keeping
• Wrap document archiving
• Accounting Manual updates
• Show accounting team liaison
• Budget distribution
• Track Tax Incentives/Rebates
• Assist in insurance claims
• Assist in tax incentive application paperwork
• Document pulling
• Assisting in budgeting needs
• Invoice processing- third party, studio
• ATL travel and AMEX @ work reconciliation during pre-production
• Creation and distribution of episodic links
• Internal/external Screening set up
• Post schedule creation
• Post calendar distribution
• Organizing and facilitating digital asset delivery and archiving
• Internal drive management
• Editorial liaison
• Editorial/Scenechronize assistance
• Light editing (Quicktime and Final Cut Pro) as needed
• Distribution list creation and supervision
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  sarah.siner@aenetworks.com

Staff Accountant needed for Boutique Prodco (New York)

Boutique Production Company in New York is looking for a Staff Accountant. We are looking for a well organized individual that is self motivated. A great attitude is a must! We as a company love what we do and love doing it. We believe everyone should enjoy coming to work. Some of the duties will include but not limited to:
Create cash flow
Setup production bank accounts
Payroll account setup
Invoice networks
Tax preparation
Corporate & production book keeping
Pay vendors
Pay talent, Union & Non-Union
Create & maintain cost reports
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  guineafowltv@gmail.com

Senior VP of Finance Needed at Prodco (New York)

NEW YORK TELEVISION PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Successful and expanding NYC production company looking for a Finance Executive who will play a critical role in working with the core leadership team to drive company objectives and to assure that goals are met. Direct the financial planning and analysis process, including monthly operating reviews, quarterly forecasts, the annual budget and long-range plan across all projects.

Responsibilities include all corporate accounting, financial planning, reporting, cash management and budgeting. Provide critical insight and analysis to upper management. Must be able to lead, supervise and integrate all production accounting into the corporate accounting system.

• Oversee long-term planning and cost management of all television and digital content in alignment with the company strategy, especially as the organization undergoes growth and expansion opportunities.
• Drive teams to achieve annual financial targets and goals
• Monitor the performance of the company’s slate of productions.
• Mentor and guide direct reports, managing work allocation and driving engagement. Build a collaborative and effective team dynamic.
• Work closely with the CEO , Director of Finance and Heads of Production to communicate timely updates on production costs and projections.

Ideal Experience

The Executive will be a seasoned leader with broad entertainment finance experience, ideally having a strong FP&A background paired with an auditing or accounting background and 10-15 years of experience. B.A. in Business, Finance, or Accounting required and MBA preferred.
• A strong record of operational focus and accomplishment as a SVP of Finance or like role for a network or production company in TV production.
• Experience working in non-union and union unscripted television. Must be a true business partner to the leadership of a fast paced growing organization.
• A demonstrated understanding of the television production cycle, from development through production and exploitation across all windows.
• Experience in taking a strategic vision and converting it to an operational model.
• Demonstrated ability to provide objective analysis and crucial advice to key company owner.
• Past experience creating and managing critical organizational and financial management systems.

Key Competencies

• Strong understanding of television production as well as television accounting, particularly with respect to revenue recognition and cost amortization.
• Ability to identify areas of improvement in various processes, including green lighting, forecasting, modeling, and reporting functions.
• Ability to drive a culture of continuous improvement within the production finance department
• Superior interpersonal and communication skills. Articulate with strong presentation skills.
• Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high growth, evolving organization in a dynamic industry landscape.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
• Maintain an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
• Ensure timely reporting of all monthly financial information
• Enforce accounting policies and procedures
• Support and collaborate with production accounting department managers to achieve overall department goals and objectives.
• Review production cost reports and estimates to complete for management reporting
• Track milestone payments and cash flow
• Advise staff on the handling of complex accounting transactions
• Implement uniform reporting structures, standard accounting procedures and oversee show cost reporting
• Manage bank, payroll, network and outside vendor relationships
• Monitor and analyzes accounting department work to develop more efficient procedures
• Review and analyze all weekly production finance deliverables including but not limited to: trial balances, cost reports, balance sheets, check registers and insure compliance with policies and procedures while maintaining a high level of accuracy
• Responsible for responding to auditor requests related to quarterly financial reviews and tax filings
• Support management team with financial document requests and special projects
• Manage accounting staff including training, professional development, performance reviews and recruitment and hiring of new talent
• Manage all aspects of the production tax incentive process

REQUIREMENTS

Education
BA/BS in B.A. in Business, Finance, or Accounting required and MBA preferred.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND PRIOR EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 10-15 year’s prior management experience in FP&A, Accounting or Finance within the Television Production industry.
• In-depth understanding of television industry accounting and financial practices
• Ability to thrive in a fast-pace setting environment. Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Movie Magic Budgeting, EASE accounting system and QuickBooks
• Strong management, verbal and written communication skills
• Must have a high level of professionalism, confidence, and diplomacy
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership service skills required
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required

EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS nyprodco2017@gmail.com

Manager needed in the Prodn Finance Department at TV Prodco (Los Angeles/Westside)

Television production company located in the Los Angeles Westside is seeking a manager in the production finance department to assist in overseeing scripted shows on policy compliance and cost reporting.
Responsibilities:
• Manage development, pre-prdouction, and post accounting
• Oversee banking/funding needs
• Administer tax compliance filing including 1099’s.
• Prepare cost reports.
• Supervise the finance coordinator.
• Perform additional production related accounting functions as required.
Skills:
• Basic knowledge of Excel with willingness to increase proficiency.
• Must have previous experience in production accounting for feature films or television.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
• Must be able to prioritize jobs effectively within a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality, presents numerical data effectively, and is able to read and interpret written information.
• Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS prodacctfind@gmail.com

Staff Lead Production Accountant needed (Hollywood)

Hollywood, CA
Job Summary
We are looking for a seasoned individual to join our team as staff. This individual will be responsible for providing support to the in house Production Accounting and Corporate Finance teams on assigned projects and shows. The candidate would be proficient in managing multiple priorities at once to support and fulfill the needed role for a busy and growing company. The candidate must be organized, responsive, and team- oriented. You will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting duties and required to meet deadlines. Must communicate effectively with others in a team environment.
Job Responsibilities
Actively involved in providing reports, journal entries, accounts payable, and payroll
Ensuring all payments are approved by Line Producer and Dept Heads as needed
Participate in special projects as needed
Analyze budget and costs to ensure we are running the project efficiently
Work closely with in house accounting and finance to set up proper systems.
Participate in month end close
Prepares cash flows, cost reports and other special reports as needed
Qualifications
5-10 years experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Flexible to work longer hours when needed
Vista 5, Ease and Cashet knowledge is a must
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS  corpacctjobs@gmail.com

Corporate Assistant Accountant needed at Endemol Shine (No. Hollywood)

Assistant, Corporate Accountant, North Hollywood CA
Job Purpose:
We are seeking a detail oriented Corporate Assistant Accountant to join our accounting team.
This position is a key member of the accounting team with responsibility for aspects of accounts receivable billing, treasury, preparing journal entries and the accounting for credit cards and personal reimbursements.
Essential Responsibilities:
Prepares accounts receivable billings.
Tracks credit card expenses and travel and entertainment expenses using Concur System.
Records journal entries including recurring and non-recurring items to keep ledger up to date and accurate.
Assists with reporting functions such as month end close.
Reconciles subsidiary detail to general ledger balances, including balance sheet account reconciliations.
Assists in various treasury functions such as “e-deposits.”
Assists in creating intercompany invoices and reconciling intercompany accounts.
Assists with Accounts Payable functions.
Other accounting functions and projects as needed.
Skills & Qualifications
Must be able to work independently (self-starter) and a good team player.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.
Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
MS Excel and MS Word proficiency required.
Working knowledge of Navision accounting software is preferred.
Familiarity with the entertainment industry desired but not required.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Must adhere to strict confidentiality policy and have a strong sense of integrity.
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