Production Accountant - TV Production

Job Title: Production Accountant - TV Production
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: BBBH620222
Contact Name: Mya Arun
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2018 13:42

Job Description

Handle are working with a TV Production Company on the search for an Immediately Available Production Accountant who will be reporting to the Financial Controller and is the intermediate between the finance and the production to ensure the finance approval processes are followed. You will be working closely with the Head of Production and the production team.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Production Support & Reporting

  • Accurate cost reporting of productions
  • Identifying and resolving any discrepancies on the cost reports with production manager.
  • Responsible for setting up new productions
  • Assisting in training new Production staff
  • Monthly meetings with HoP, Production Execs, Financial Controller and Senior Management Accountant to monitor finance related issues within Production
  • Fortnightly Production update meetings with PM's
  • Organising finance start-up meetings with Production Management team when new shows are commissioned
  • Monitor reconciliation and posting of monthly Post Production invoices
  • Trouble-shooting issues for production teams
  • Ensuring productions are closed properly

Monthly reporting

  • Reporting of monthly deliveries for revenue recognition
  • Tracking and reviewing monthly recoveries
  • Fortnightly Variance reporting


  • Checking and authorising weekly Supplier payment runs via our Barclays online banking system .Net
  • Checking and authorising the monthly Freelance payment runs and ensuring that invoices adhere to HMRC guidelines.
  • Checking and authorising via .Net the PAYE/Schedule E production payroll on a monthly basis
  • Liaise with the Transactional Services team at head office regarding any financial issues arising.

Other responsibilities

  • Assist in year-end audit and ensuring effective month end closures
  • Responsible for calculating & filing the FEU quarterly return
  • Responsible for Foreign bank transfers to creditors
  • Ad hoc tasks

Ideal Candidate

  • Must have experience as a Production Accountant
  • Must have a proven track record in TV Production
  • Must have cost management experience


  • £35k- £45k plus package with benefits

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.