Production Accountant

Job Title: Production Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: East London, London
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH61709
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2017 09:38

Job Description

A Quickly Growing, dynamic Film and Entertainments Company in London are looking for a Production accountant to joint their team on 12 month Fixed Term Contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Production accountant to join a busy, growing team. If you are a production accountant with strong experience with productions in either the theatre, film, tv or live events industry please do not hesitate to get in touch:

The Production Accountant will be fully responsible for delivering realistic financial forecasts and budgets for productions, accurate tracking and reporting of costs and giving strong financial support to production team.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Support:

  • Work closely with the Producer and Production Team, providing financial insight into the production and assisting with production queries as they arise

Budgeting, Forecasting & Analysis:

  • Deliver budgeting, forecasting and analysis, including helping the Producer to prepare budgets and forecasts (depending on time in the production cycle)
  • Evaluating the cost implications of any production changes
  • Monitoring production expenditure and projections against budget
  • Provide any other ad hoc analysis as required

Cost Control:

  • Monitor spending against approved budgets, ensuring all payments are correctly authorised and correspond with relevant agreements
  • Work closely with the bookkeeper, overseeing all production payments and petty
  • Ensure corporate control procedures and policies are adhered to within the production

Revenue Assurance:

  • Prepare weekly revenue reports, analysing all income streams
  • Reconcile all revenue streams with box office reports, partner statements etc.


  • Report costs and revenue forecasts through a weekly meeting with the Producer, Operations Director, and Finance Director
  • Report monthly production finance with insights/recommendations when necessary
  • Provide rolling weekly cash flow forecasts to the Financial Controller

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience as a production accountant
  • Strong bookkeeping and accountancy skills
  • Competent user of Excel and accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of Xero would be advantageous
  • Strong communication skills and be highly personable, able to influence your colleagues and ensure buy-in to financial processes and discipline
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.