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Production Accountant

Posted 9 March by Sauce Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply Ended

This role is working for a leading TV production company who is responsible for creating and producing some very popular Factual Entertainment programmes.

Part of a larger group the business is award winning and has a plethora of highly successful shows to their name on a domestic and international basis.

Due to a heavy workload the company has a position, initially for 9 months, to work on a new series of one of their established shows.

To be a successful applicant the role requires a highly experienced production accountant who has been responsible for a number of high budget programmes/series.

The Role:

  • Overall production finance control for a factual entertainment series
  • Manage, control and report programme expenditure via monthly cost and broadcaster reports
  • Liaise with the PM to ensure cost managers are complete and analyse inputs to ensure production costs are kept to a minimum
  • Manage programme cash flow and ensure forecasts in/out flows are up to date
  • Support the production payroll cycles
  • Process purchase invoices across the show and raise sales invoices for broadcasters
  • Responsible for petty cash, expenses and credit cards across the production
  • Ensure compliance with relevant HMRC guidelines across the productions, particularly Schedule D
  • Assist with any internal/external audit queries.

The Person:

  • Extensive TV production experience (ideally Entertainment) with a strong history of managing and owning budgets in excess of £3M
  • Ability to manage own workload, prioritising appropriately and month end and meeting committed deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident, good attention to detail, logical & methodical approach and able to take ownership
  • Full understanding of HMRC guidelines surrounding freelancers
  • Great team player, excellent time management
  • Proactive with a genuine interest in the television industry.

Required skills

  • Finance
  • Media
  • TV
  • Project Accountant
  • Production Accountant

Reference: 34638922

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