Production Finance Manager - TV/Film - Manchester
Leading TV Production company are looking for a Production Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the financial management of your relevant division/labels within the Group. You will work closely with the Production Management, Heads of Finance and Production Accounts teams to ensure the productions are correctly managed and accurately reported each month. You will have full responsibility for the financial reporting of your division(s) and preparation of the monthly rolling forecast document for presentation to the board.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage the allocation of productions to the Production Accounting team where necessary, including planning ahead for potential fluctuations in workload over future months and varying complexity of productions.
Ensure Production Execs and Head of Production (HoP) are fully briefed and complying with company financial procedures and accounting policy
Manage the PMI set up of the division and productions within it - including control of sign-off limits of permanent and production staff and security of the production data.
Be the initial point of contact for production finance queries for your division - assisting the HoP and Production Exec with budget queries.
Train new staff on PMI, help Production Execs with PMI budgeting and cost report set up and general PMI support across divisions. General PMI management including periodic update meetings and, where needed, resulting implementation and communication of changes
Act as Production Accountant on ad hoc productions where necessary, including development projects and monitor overhead spend of the division(s).
Monitor internal Exec Producer recharges, direct overhead charges and levies/deductions across your division ensuring they are both up to date and reported correctly.
Monitor all spend on your allocated productions, including supplier/freelancer invoice submission, petty cash spend, expense claims (ensuring correct invoicing and paperwork are submitted at all times).
Monthly consolidation of production figures, liaising with Production Managers and Production Execs and preparing draft rolling forecast document for pre-meet with head of production.
Review the future slate and timelines to manage the full year production rolling forecast and budget position, including understanding and communicating with Head of Finance and label management any variances to budget.
Manage the consolidation of production cashflow for monthly submission ensuring consistent reporting and realistic projections. Prepare variance analysis and commentary on risks and opportunities within the cashflow.
Manage new members of the Production Accounting team, offering comprehensive training to trainee Production Accountants and mentoring during progression to full Production Accountant role.
Significant Production Accounting experience in a busy, fast moving television production environment.
Previous Production Finance Manager experience would be an advantage.
Great organisation and communication skills. Used to communicating with Senior stakeholders both within Production & Finance.
Solid understanding of Production Accounting concepts and policy.
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.