Category Archives: Studio / Finance

Production Specialist / Analyst needed at Prodco (Culver City area)

Production Specialist / Analyst (Culver City Area)
Production company looking for an experienced production specialist / analyst to bridge corporate operations with production accounting.
Responsibilities include, but limited to:
• Oversee and manage corporate/production billings
• Support all accounts payables, receivables, and banking matters
• Provide support for production cash flows and funding requests
• Assist in monthly close process
• General ledger maintenance and journal entries
• Provide corporate support for all production accounting needs
• Provide analysis and research as needed
• Excellent communication and reporting skills
• Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
• Excellent time Management and able to work on multiple projects at the same time
• Detailed Oriented
• Knowledge of the A/P and A/R cycles, general ledgers, journal entries
• High level of Excel knowledge
• Network / Production experience a plus
Please send your resume and references to

Production Finance Coordinator needed for Junior Exec Training at Netflix (Los Angeles)

Production Finance Coordinator – Junior Executive Training (JET) Program
Los Angeles, California
Netflix is looking to develop the industry’s next generation of Production Finance Coordinators who will reside within the company’s originals team in Hollywood, California. To that end, we’ve built our first Junior Executive Training Program (JET). This is an entry-level production finance position with rotations through our in-house production headquarters as well as on-set of our original productions. For half of the year, JET coordinators will support, from our office on Sunset, Netflix Production Finance Executives and Production Finance Associates. The other half of the year you’ll be on set of a Netflix Original production, working as a member of the production accounting team. Coordinators will be assigned to a specific content group including Series, Features, Documentaries, Stand-Up, Talk Shows, and Unscripted productions. Exceptional Coordinators will have the opportunity to develop into Production Finance Associates. This is a three-year rotational program composed of hands-on work, educational seminars, and mentorship. Our next JET class is scheduled to begin January 2018.
Primary Responsibilities:
-Immersive and comprehensive training in Production Finance and Production Accounting while supporting the Production Finance Team.
-Partner with Production Finance associate to manage studio paid costs, bank reconciliations, show fundings, accounts payable and relationship management with outside production accounting teams.
-Candidates are required to be highly analytical and be strong and effective communicators. He/she must thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics. Candidate must be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
-High aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving and analysis utilizing financial applications, including great Excel skills.
-Very strong written communication skills and experience in facilitating and presenting analyses.
-Entertainment industry interest required.
-Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required (Finance, Accounting or Film encouraged but not required).
-Minimum of three years of work experience post degree.
-Must be willing to travel to location for several months at a time.
To learn more and apply:

Specialist, Production Finance needed at UTV (Universal City)

Job Number: 37087BR

Job Title: Specialist, Production Finance

Business Segment: NBC Entertainment

Sub-Business: NBC Ent Finance

Posting Category: Finance

City: Universal City

Job Purpose:
Universal Television Studios is hiring a Specialist, Production Finance to join our growing UTV studio team. We strive for the best and brightest talent to bring innovation, change and leadership in the rapidly changing landscape of television production. A successful Specialist, Production Finance is a subject matter expert in A/P, Wire and Tax compliance, but is also capable in partnering cross-functionally. The successful candidate will oversee the department’s automated vendor management system, which includes organizational oversight of vendor creation and support of the studio’s production finance operations S/he will also be responsible for processing outgoing studio wires, along with administering all yearly A/P tax activities.

Essential Responsibilities:
Oversee and manage the VMS (vendor management system) and provide training and support to the productions.

Process all production wire requests and communicate status to the PFA/Coordinator

Consolidate the quarterly 592B’s from production and provide a single template and check to the tax department for filing

Work with the internal tax team to provide the yearly 1099 files to corporate

Handle all 1099 requests for adjustments and corrections, updating in VISTA/PSL as well

Process and report all B-notice activity to tax department

Manage the copyright filing fees and allocation to productions

Respond timely to all tax requests for information on State and Federal levies

Work closely with internal IT department to update, drive change and manage inflow of wire and VMS requests

Responsible for maintaining desk top manual on all procedures

Provide analysis and research as needed

Provide tax and vendor support to the productions

Assist finance operations team with quarter close

Partner with business stakeholders to implement updated tax and payment requirements

Review, analyze and respond to payment inquiries, wire tracking and failures

Will provide coverage and support to Accounts Payable Coordinator when on vacation for daily check runs, cancel/reissues and daily bank exceptions

Basic Qualifications:
At least 2 years of experience in vendor management, accounts payables and/or tax reporting

Bachelor’s degree in related field

Eligibility Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

Willingness to work long hours and on weekends with short notice.

Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

Must have work authorization to work in the United States.

Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

Desired Characteristics:
Excellent technical and analytical skills

Able to maintain a high level of accuracy when entering financial information

Previous work experience in a vendor management and tax reporting

Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Vista; V5

Advanced Excel skills

Advanced PowerPoint skills, including ability to “tell a story” using PowerPoint

Possess the confidence, presence, and communication skills to interact and present to senior management and high level executives

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organizational and project management skills

Ability to deliver on multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and be effective and decisive under pressure

Adaptability and flexibility to work well in a fast-paced, results-oriented and rapidly changing environment

Team player with interpersonal ability to work with others and collaborate to achieve goals

Able to build strong working partnerships along with the ability to listen, understand and influence

Apply here:


Staff Accountant needed at Entertainment Co (Los Angeles West Side)

Entertainment company located on the west side is seeking to fill a non-union, full time accounting position. Ideal candidate must have 1st assistant production accounting experience or a 2nd assistant ready to move up. This is a fast paced office which is involved in multiple projects.
Knowledge of PSL, Global Vista and Showbiz Timecards.
This is a non-union position which includes medical benefits.

Please submit resumes with wage requirements and references to



Staff Accountant needed (West Hollywood)

We are located in West Hollywood.
We are currently seeking a staff accountant who will be responsible for providing support to the Finance team on various projects and shows at a time. 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
• Participate in special projects as needed
• Analyze budget and costs to ensure we are running the project efficiently
• Participate in month end close
• Prepares cost reports and other special reports as needed
• 5-10 years experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• • Flexible to work longer hours when needed
• Vista 5, Ease and Cashet knowledge a plus


TV Staff Accountant needed at Legendary (Burbank)

Legendary Entertainment is a media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. To learn more visit:

Summary of Position:
Legendary Television is currently seeking a Television Staff Accountant to handle the prep, wrap and ongoing maintenance of our pilots and series. This position assists the Director, Production Finance and reports directly to the SVP, Production Finance.
• Process Accounts Payable, Journal Entries, Petty Cash, Payroll, P-Cards
• Update and maintain Cost Reports and Summary Recap on a regular basis – for all shows in wrap
• Track and request funding as needed
• Handle weekly closes, run weekly reports and post to SceneChronize
• Prepare and send documents to Optimis for scanning
• Research and Analysis as needed
• Pull documentation needed for audits
• Assist Director and other team members as requested
• Other tasks as requested
Experience & Skills:
• 3 Years’ Experience as First Assistant on One Hour Scripted TV projects required
• Multi Currency show experience preferred
• V5 or other Vista product experience
• Strong Excel skills
• CASHet, SceneChronize and Optimis experience preferred
• Must be able to seamlessly move across multiple projects
• Team player with great attitude and no drama
• Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills required
This is a staff position and does not offer motion picture benefits
Please send cover letter and resumes to

Staff Accountant / Assistant Controller needed at Animation Prodco (Hollywood)

Staff Accountant / Assistant Controller Needed – Hollywood, CA
Immediate opening for an Accountant / Assistant Controller at a growing Animation Film, TV, & Commercial Development and Production Company.
Duties will consist of assisting the CFO in all areas of responsibility ranging from Development to Production to Distribution to Corporate Accounting, including Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Consolidation, General Ledger Analysis, Journal Entries, Credit Card and Bank Account Reconciliation, Accounts Receivable Invoicing & Collections, Accounts Payable, Purchase Orders, Payroll, Human Resources, Contract Administration, etc.
The following experience and qualifications are required:
~ Corporate / LLC Accounting Experience
~ QuickBooks Pro
~ Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
The following experience and qualifications are a major plus:
~ Film Production, TV Series, and Commercial Accounting Experience
~ Working knowledge of PSL3
Group Health Insurance offered.
Please email your resume to

AR Manager needed at Fremantle (Burbank)

Accounts Receivable Manager –
The Accounts Receivable Manager has primary responsibility for the Invoicing, Collection and Receivables management for Fremantle’s North American business – FMNA, Original Productions (OP) and 495 Productions (495) entities. The position also performs other financial analysis and support as required. The position reports to the Manager of Financial Reporting who is responsible for the overall financial reporting for FMNA and group reporting for other FMNA entities.
– Prepare Invoices for FMNA, OP, and 495 entities
– Prepare Monthly/Quarterly A/R Reports for review by Senior Management
– Proactively work with customers to resolve billing issues and ensure proper cash collection and minimize DSO
– Reconcile Accounts Receivable to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
– Work with Production Accountant to clean show receivables
– Liaise with entities within the RTL and FremantleMedia Groups to ensure reconciliation of all inter-company balances on a monthly and quarterly basis
– Perform other duties as assigned by VP of Finance and Controller
-Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration degree preferred
– Minimum of 3-year relevant experience in accounts receivable
– Analytical and process-oriented skill set, with demonstrated problem solving experience
– Confident and enthusiastic team player
– Strong working experience and knowledge of EPR systems, preferably SAP and Business Warehouse; experience with production accounting software is a plus
– Television production experience preferred
Position is in Burbank, CA


Staff Accountant needed at Entertainment Media Specialists (Encino)

Entertainment Media Specialists is currently seeking a seasoned Staff Accountant for an excellent opportunity in our Encino, CA corporate office. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Accounting with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar finance and accounting role.
Responsibilities of the Staff Accountant
– Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files
– Reconcile bank accounts and other balance sheet accounts
– Provide accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll services for the company
– Prepare payments/accruals and reconcile accounts
– Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and analyzing data
– Work with spreadsheets to provide information to management (Controller, CFO, CEO)
– Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential
– Accomplish accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed
– College degree in accounting
– 2+ years in a recent finance and accounting role
– Works well both independently and in a group
– Exceptional communication and reporting skills
– Must be able to work with strict deadlines
– Excellent time management and organizational skills
– Detail oriented
– Proficient computer skills, including QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Outlook
– Expert knowledge of full cycle A/P and A/R, general ledger, journal entries
– Experience in working with preparation of financial statements
– Experience with treasury management and online banking
– Experience in payroll processing and related taxes
– Ability to pass a background check and obtain a suitability determination
Preferred Experience (not required):
– Entertainment industry
– Workers compensation claims management
– Pension/union reporting
– Garnishments
– QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Enterprise
– 1099 and W-2 preparation
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience
To be considered, candidate must submit resume and cover letter with salary history
No phone calls please
Location: Encino, CA 91436
Entertainment Media Specialists offers a benefits package including health insurance and paid time off.
We are an equal opportunity employer.


Production Accountant needed at National Geographic Studios (New York)

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT NEEDED – National Geographic Studios (NYC)
National Geographic Studios is looking for a freelance production accountant to join the vibrant New York City office. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a lead role and the ability to work on multiple projects for the run of production and post. Candidate will need to coordinate information and documentation between various production offices, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience with Smart Accounting and EP Payroll is preferred. Experience in non-fiction series television a plus. Looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Responsibilities cover all aspects of production accounting including:
• Production Payroll
• Accounts Payable
• Accounts Receivable
• Cost reporting & EFC analysis
• PCard and Cash Expense reporting & reconciliation
• Journal entries
• Monthly trial balance reconciliation
• 1099s