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Senior Production Accountant - TV

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £85,000 - £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Tom Chadwick
  • Contact Email: tom.chadwick@handle.co.uk
  • Expiry Date: 23 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH110092

Senior Production Accountant - TV

Rapidly growing studio creating cutting-edge, high-quality, world renowned entertainment content are looking for a high calibre Senior Production Accountant to join their London based team.

As a key member of the Studios finance team, reporting directly to the Senior Director Finance, you will play a pivotal role in all aspects of Production accounting. Your responsibilities will span from meticulous invoice and expense verification to collaborating with the VP Production in setting budgets and forecasts and working closely with the creative team, leveraging your financial expertise to support the smooth execution of our ambitious content creation projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the execution of animation and live-action projects, overseeing the seamless integration of various production elements to ensure a cohesive and high-quality end product.

  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with producers, serving as a key liaison between creative teams and business stakeholders.

  • Implement rigorous financial controls to accurately track and report production costs, ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Actively participate in pre-production meetings, offering financial guidance and strategic input to align production plans with budgetary constraints and business objectives.

  • Work closely with producers to develop and refine project cost estimates, considering various factors such as resource allocation, market conditions, and unforeseen challenges.

  • Monitor actual expenses against estimates, identifying and addressing any variances promptly to align with producers' expectations and overall project goals.

  • Create compelling and clear presentations of financial data, effectively communicating key insights and performance metrics to broadcast partners and executive producers.

  • Engage in constructive dialogue to address queries, provide financial perspectives, and align stakeholders on financial strategies that support the success of the production.

  • Proactively engage in scenario planning exercises with producers to assess potential risks and opportunities, developing contingency plans to mitigate financial challenges and capitalize on favorable conditions.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Utilize Smart Accounting software to streamline financial processes, enhance reporting accuracy, and contribute to efficient project management.

  • Possess a strong financial background with a proven track record in production accounting.

  • In-depth knowledge of financial principles and practices, particularly in the context of live action projects.

  • Proven experience overseeing projects from inception to completion with a focus on maintaining high-quality standards.

  • Familiarity with tax credits is preferred, though not mandatory

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