Production Accountant - Entertainment - Central London

Job Title: Production Accountant - Entertainment - Central London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH19012020
Contact Name: Charley Callier
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 19, 2021 10:47

Job Description

Production Finance Manager - TV Production - Central London

A newly created Production Finance Manager position has become available with our client, an international TV and Film production company based in Central London. This Production Finance Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the production accounting along with overseeing the team.

This role is ideal for a fully qualified candidate with previous experience working within a Production company. The role is very hands on and requires a candidate who is driven with the ability to demonstrate strong management and technical skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Production Accounting Team, from start up and closure of productions, including recruitment and allocation of production accountancy resource across the production portfolio
  • Strengthen internal control systems between finance and production
  • Ensure accounting procedures and legislation are followed with the most accurate and cost -effective running of the budgets
  • Ensure productions are accounted, reconciled and reported correctly both for internal and external purposes
  • Implement updates and changes under IFRS and industry guidelines, maintaining all Production Accounting Manuals, policies and templates are relevant and compliant
  • Oversee and monitor Production Tax Credits and Training Rebate positions and accounting, working with Financial Controller to ensure accounting is aligned and reported correctly
  • Provide up-to-date financial information on all Company finance matters and production/developments
  • Manage and coordinate the monthly PFM meetings - ensuring reports are complete for review of Execs, Management and Finance
  • Oversee and manage Production petty cash, Fair FX and credit card positions to ensure these are kept up to date, accurate and cash is fully compliant
  • Review budgets/cost manager set up on PMI and support Production Executives
  • Train production accountants and support production executives on PM
  • Review and coordinate monthly production cash flows and debtors meetings working closely with the Finance Manager and FD of currency positions

Key skills:

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Previous experience working within TV production is essential
  • Extensive practical experience of IFRS accounting standards
  • Working knowledge of Multi Currency Projects and Tax Credits
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills including strong MS Excel skills
  • Experience using PMI and Move Magic is highly desirable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and able to prioritise own work load

Apply today!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

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.