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Senior Accountant needed for Entertainment Production Co (North Hollywood)

SR. ACCOUNTANT-North Hollywood, CA

Entertainment Production Company located in North Hollywood is seeking a hands-on Senior Accountant to join the team. The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring delivery of accurate, timely and useful financial information to CFO while ensuring effective internal and financial controls.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly general ledger journal entries, including accruals, prepaids and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages, including Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Overhead and Margin Analyses, as needed
• Ensure proper internal controls are being implemented
• Create and maintain management reports that deliver valuable information for decision making, including preparation of weekly cash flow analysis
• Provide information and data as necessary to CFO to support budgeting and financial projections and forecasts
• Process corporate weekly payroll
• Oversee production payroll, A/R and A/P processing
• Oversee production funding and reconcile to production accounting reports Supports other department managers on special projects, as needed

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• 5-8 years of relevant work experience
• Entertainment industry experience strongly preferred
• Experience with Global Vista or other production accounting software preferred
• Project management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities under tight deadlines
• Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and attention to detail
• Able to communicate, establish rapport and work efficiently with staff of all levels of the organization


Manager, Production Accounting needed at Fox (L.A.)

Manager, Production Accounting – Twentieth Century Fox TV (Los Angeles, CA)
Responsible for financial management of television production as it relates to budgeting and cost reporting. Position will act as a liaison with Fox production executives, Fox finance executives, and show accountants.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Meeting with EVP of Production on a daily basis to communicate status updates on pending items and review deliverables
• Working with VP/Directors of Finance, Production Executives and Production Accountants to gather financial data for ad-hoc analyses and reporting
• Production budgeting
• Compiling and distributing weekly budget comparison reports
• Managing agenda and budget/cost reports for weekly budget meetings with Finance, Production, and Post Production
• Attending all network and cable current and development meetings

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related areas.
• Film or TV production experience required.
• Episodic TV experience preferred.
• Must be knowledgeable in movie magic budgeting and cost reporting.
• Requires a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must be able to multi-task and work in a busy environment.
Please submit qualified resumes to

Payroll Accountant needed for Digital Video Co (West L.A.)

Payroll Accountant (West Los Angeles) Digital video company located in west Los Angeles is looking for a non-union payroll accountant. Must be experienced with Vista and Entertainment Partners payroll processing. Some SAG, DGA and WGA experience as well as INTAACT Accounting system experience is also a plus. Position to start immediately. Send resumes to:

Administrative Assistant needed for long-term temp position at a major studio (L.A.)

Corporate entry-level Administrative Assistant needed for a long-term temporary position (with a possibility of becoming permanent) at a major television studio.
Candidate must have great communication skills, be able to multitask and is well organized.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in either Finance or Accounting.
Please email resumes to

Administrative Assistant, Finance needed (L.A./westside)

Administrative Assistant, Finance

• – Support SVP Finance, SVP Production Accounting, and VP Marketing by answering phones, managing calendars and conference room reservations, handling travel arrangements, administering parking validations and log, filing, sorting mail and processing expense reports
• – Prepare visual aid packets for meetings
• – Opportunity to learn production accounting systems (EP and Cast and Crew), entering AP, petty cash and journals for current shows
• – Liaising with project accountants in the field, assisting with ad hoc questions and vendor request forms
• – Additional projects and responsibilities as assigned
• – 1-2 years of experience as a receptionist or administrative assistant
• – Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• – Must have professional demeanor, be highly organized and detail oriented, and work well in a high-pressure environment

Please send resumes to

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


• Resume

• References List


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

Senior Financial Analyst needed at Disney TV Animation (Glendale)

Senior Financial Analyst
Disney TV Animation

Assist the Manager, Finance & Planning with all aspects of operational finance and planning as well as financial forecasting for Disney Television Animation. This position is based in Glendale, California.

• Assist with preparation of the business unit financial statements (Income Statement, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet) for the 5-year plan. Develop P&L assumptions, calculate APR rates by property, and work closely with Disney distribution markets.
• Assist with the preparation of the annual operating plan, including developing annual business unit budgets related to headcount, labor, expense and capital.
• Prepare quarterly and full year financial statement flashes and forecasts with variance analysis against prior forecasts, prior year and annual operating plan. Investigate key drivers of change in current projections and prepare supporting schedules. Submit management letter reporting to the Segment.
• Prepare 10 year ultimates for TV Animation. Solicit information from the markets, review submissions and calculate APR rates for quarter closes.
• Manage overhead Cost Center and Production overhead reports. This includes, but not limited to, inquiry and investigation of GL account balances, posting journal entries, communicating with internal departments and sending out monthly reports.
• Track and report on TV Animation’s internal production overhead pool including assisting with the establishment of the annual budget and ensuring the appropriate allocation of the pool to individual projects in production.
• Responsible for Capital Asset Tracking. This includes, preparing capital expenditure requests and ensuring that assets are retired properly in the Fixed Asset system, tracking actual spending versus budget and inventory of assets.
• Perform Ad-hoc reporting as necessary and assist with efforts to perform issues-driven reviews of business unit operations to drive cost reductions and performance improvements.

• BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, or a related field with 3 years of finance experience.
• Comprehensive understanding of general ledger transactions and general accounting principles required.
• Ability to provide regular ongoing analysis of spending versus budget, and have strong problem solving skills.
• Advanced financial modeling skills with a thorough knowledge of Excel (including macros and pivot tables) and prior work experience in forecasting and budgeting required.
• Highly detail-oriented.
• Self-motivated team player who takes ownership of and responsibility for work progress.
• Strong work ethic.
• Ability to express written ideas, thoughts or facts in an organized and convincing way, and interact effectively with all levels of management.


Administrative Accounting Assistant needed (Culver City)


Full Time Position

$18/hour (40 hours per week).
Salary Increase Available after 6 months of Employment.
Health Benefits after 3 months of Employment.
401K Benefits after 6 months of Employment.


Organization and Maintenance of Financial Records for the Company.
Quickboks Data Entry: Invoices, Payments, Bills, etc.
Cashflow Reports for Management Review.
Cost Analysis Reports for Projects as needed by Management.
Document Organization & Management for the Company (creating, maintaining files).
Expense Reporting for the Company for Management.
Bank Account Maintenance and Reconciliation (Reviewing and Managing Bank Account Balances, etc.) Working under the guidance of the V.P. of Operations to maintain clear and accurate records for CPA Periodic Reviews and End of Year Tax Reporting.
Administrative Duties: Booking Meetings, Maintaining the Production Calendar, Managing Executive Meetings and Schedules.


Candidate must be self-motivated and driven.
Candidate must have impeccable organizational skills.
Candidate must be able and prepared to multi-task.
Candidate must be able to pay attention to detail.
Candidate must be prepared to work in a fast paced, high volume entertainment production environment.
Candidate must be prepared to learn and integrate at a fast pace into the company’s existing pipeline and procedures.
Strong Excel Skills Required.
Cost Reporting & Cashflow Reporting Experience Requested.
Quickbooks Experience Requested.