Production Accountant

Finance and Accountancy - £40,000 - £42,000 Per Annum

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Job Description

Working for a Global Television Production company across a number of their digital entertainment projects. This is a great position working across a number of interesting programmes with reasonably sized budgets.

To be eligible for the role, you will have previous Production Accountant that has gained some great experience within a Media/Television/Entertainment business.

The position looks after a number of different productions running concurrently so you will need to be able to multi-task and work across a number of different teams.

A great opportunity to work for a well known brand and further develop your skills. This is initially a 6 month contract.

The Role:

  • Assist with budget preparation and review the final budget for errors;
  • Produce monthly cost report pack incl detailed costs to complete, variance report and progress report;
  • Control all production expenditure by coding and managing authorisation of invoices, expense forms, cheque requisitions and petty cash;
  • Ensure overhead recoveries are adequate and prepare monthly overhead cashflow;
  • Reconcile and clear down the production recharge account;
  • Raise sales invoices and chase debtors if required;
  • Open production bank accounts, ensuring proper closure at the end of the production; acting as a signatory when required;
  • Set up all systems and controls to ensure processes and procedures are being followed;
  • Prepare production close down report pack;
  • Liaise with central finance on all financial matters particularly when opening and closing accounts.

The Person:

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working as a sole or production accountant on a number of productions;
  • Experience of SAP would be an advantage; Excel & Word are a prerequisite;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to guide and influence colleagues of all seniority;
  • Resilient, flexible and adaptable in your approach to work;
  • Commercially minded with an interest in Television financing and driven towards cost saving without compromising on quality;
  • Understand creative output and how this is financially supported;
  • Quick thinker and able to make decisions that are viable to the business.

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