Production Accountant, TV

Finance and Accountancy - GBP30000£30,000 - £32,000

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Job Description

  • Contract
  • London
  • 2020-09-03
  • Job Reference: AS947125

We are currently working with a fantastic TV Production company that is looking for a Production Accountant for an initial 6 months contract. The role would very much suit someone who has been in and Assistant Production Accountant role and is looking to make that step up – full training will be provided.

Your main responsibility will be around cost reporting, reconciling, overseeing production floats/cash requirements, producing cost reports and a variety of other Production Accountant responsibilities.

The ideal next employee will have at least 2+ years in television as an Assistant Production Accountant role or similar.


  • Producing all external cost reporting
  • Monthly and weekly meetings with FC, Production Accountant and Head of Production to report and discuss all productions, highlighting any concerns and reporting on production variances
  • Meet with Production Manager to report and discuss productions and their current status
  • Reconciling cost managers to SUN accounts for all productions at set monthly intervals
  • Raising purchase orders for all spend on the productions
  • Reconciling open purchase order reports to Proactis purchase ordering system and work with staff to delete unnecessary open PO’s
  • Overseeing production floats and cash requirements for productions
  • Compile and check petty cash, expense and company credit card returns adhere to HMRC guidelines and company polices for posting into SUN
  • Producing all twice monthly cost reports for client, including cost report summary, cost report by match, cost report top sheet, bank reconciliation, accrual breakdown, trial balance and system transaction listing
  • Assist with monitoring of production accruals and deferrals on the balance sheet
  • Working with Shared Finance Centre to ensure bank reconciliations are reviewed and tailored for clients needs
  • Ensure all productions are complying to the Inland Revenue Film and Television Film industry guidelines
  • Work with the finance team to ensure productions get the best financial support possible


Personal Specification

  • Knowledge of Film and Television industry guidelines
  • Ability to take an overview of projects
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage responsibilities
  • Team Player
  • Approachable
  • Enthusiastic

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