Production Accountant

Finance and Accountancy - GBP250£250 - £300 per day

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Job Description

  • Contract
  • London
  • 2021-08-11
  • Job Reference: DF 1173402

An exciting new production company requires an experienced Production Accountant to join their lovely team for 3 months on a remote or office-based basis. With their show about to commence production for a major broadcaster and a number of projects in development this role will work closely with the Head of Production, Production Managers and Head of Finance to manage the day-to-day production finances.

This role requires an individual who has extensive TV production accounting experience and will be offering circa £300 per day.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage production budgets, costs reports, cash-flows and edit schedules
  • Be the initial point of contact for all financial matters for the production
  • Review cost reports on a regular basis, including current spend and projected costs
  • Manage the production ledgers, processing of pay runs and correct allocation
  • Manage the Petty cash & credit card reconciliation
  • Prepare trial balance and cost reports for broadcasters
  • Arrange finance meetings with Production Execs
  • Responsible for setting up Cost Managers and additional checking of budgets when needed
  • Manage the production payroll, ensuring auto-enrolment and Schedule D requirements are met

Key requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of production accounting, with corresponding credits
  • Experience of working with the main UK broadcasters such as BBC, Netflix, Channel 4 etc.
  • Experience of managing reality / entertainment productions would be beneficial;
  • Experience of HMRC tax incentives for high end TV productions
  • Previous experience with PMI

Due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only successful candidates will be contacted 

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