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Production Accountants work closely with the producer and the production office to manage finances and maintain financial records for film and TV productions. Tasks incorporated into example resumes of Production Accountants include creating weekly cost reports, general ledgers and trial balance reports for multiple budgets, and maintaining cash flow and journal entries for funding. Insofar as education and experience are concerned, Production Accountants should be able to show a working knowledge of filmmaking processes, as well as bookkeeping and accounting skills, on their resumes.

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Production Accountant

Managing a $10M project for the creation of YouTube Original Channels and spearheaded the implementation of new systems.

  • Built, updated and maintained budget for content production (pre-production through post).
  • Prepare weekly Estimated Final Cost forecasting, variance analysis and reporting.
  • Develop and managed complex excel-based financial models.
  • Conducted analysis for cause of change/variance tracking reporting.
  • Established and maintained weekly cash flow forecasting and review weekly reports for accuracy.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Organizational Leadership
2

Production Accountant

Set up and managed Kansas gas production accounting desk for takeover gas company.

  • Recorded over one million dollars in revenues missed during takeover transition.
  • Generated over $100,000 in back payments due royalty owners.
  • Answered and closed hundreds of backlogged royalty owner inquiries.
  • Reconciled and closed over $ 1 million dollars in past accounts receivable balances.
  • Accurately cost accounted gas production on hundreds of natural gas wells.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration And Accounting
MS
Human Resources And Organizational Development
3

Sr. FINANCIAL Analyst/lead PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT

Five years of Fortune 100 corporate accounting and financial management experience.

  • Provided primary financial support to Director of Production for high tech Avionics business unit. Ops plans, budgets, reporting, and analysis for business unit with annual revenue of $500+ million.
  • Responsible for accounting compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Trained supervisors and managers on compliance with FAR and corporate policy.
  • Responsible for 4 accounting and administrative direct reports.
  • Rapid advancement, four accounting positions, three promotions.
  • Top Performer in Honeywell Financial Management Training Program.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
4

Manager of Production Finance - Production Accountant

Reported to the Executive Vice President of Production for 25 episodic television series, annually, to facilitate fast-paced flow of information from series producers to corporate senior production management, ensuring proper budget maintenance and reporting. Lead efforts to maximize production value and ongoing operations of annual $75 million television series budgets.

  • Supervised a staff of 15 accountants and analysts, as well managed production cast and crew.
  • Ensured proper reporting of accounts payable, accounts receivable, cast and crew payroll, petty cash maintenance, episodic cost forecasts, asset inventory, and loss and damage schedules.
  • Managed series pattern, amortization, production scheduling, hot cost, and episodic and pilot budgets on single-camera filming and multi-camera taping.
  • Supervised production assistants and coordinated series production meetings.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting, Economics And Finance
5

Human Resources Associate and Production Accountant

Monitored accounts payable department, HR systems, labor/employee relations and benefits. Collaborated with staff of 3 to
direct post-merger activities and business wind-down following 2004 company acquisition (Catalyst Media Group)

  • Managed labor mediation cases and unemployment claims for multiple states following company merger
  • Processed payroll for all employees including producers, production crew and freelancers
  • Prepared records for year-end tax audits and managed relationship with independent auditors
  • Researched, team-directed, and implemented ACCPAC with payroll interface at 15% under budget
  • Established and instituted business licenses with insurance companies
  • Negotiated contracts with various media production companies
  • Tracked production budgets for different film projects and talent expenses including compensation and benefits
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
AS
Accounting And Business Administration
AS
Advanced Italian Language And Financial-political Geography (international Relations)
6

Production Accountant

Reconciled all job related expenses to various general ledger accounts.

  • Maintained accurate vendor and client records and track all division expenditures.
  • Managed Accounts Payable and Account Receivable and Collections for the division processing revision and generated custom
  • Reconciled four corporate charge cards accounts, in excess of $250,000 per month.
  • Served as a liaison between artist, clients, accountant, and assistant while handling all their billing and payments.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
AS
Liberal Arts
Acquired Acumen
7

Production Accountant

Analyzed and identified variances for the multi-million dollar production budgets of the NFL, MLB, and NASCAR
seasons as well as Super Bowl XLV.

  • Assisted in monthly and year-end closes.
  • Budgeting and planning by analysis of current year data and trends.
  • Provided weekly updates to upper management of production flash schedules and variances by analyzing budget
  • Worked cross-functionally with Accounts Payable to code and process invoices and expense reports.
  • Reconciled monthly invoices and forecast/budget projections from Network Engineering and Operations.
  • Managed and tracked budgets for the "Lunch with Benefits" productions of [company name] Interactive Media.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Administration
8

Production Accountant

Held positions of increasing responsibility for this global communications network with main headquarters in Great Britain.

  • Early receptionist duties (booking flights, trouble-shooting unresolved billing discepancies, etc.) led to promotion into accounting department, providing A/P Journal Entries and credit card reconciliation.
  • Managed new state-side Purchase Order system for production budgets, clarifying expense resolutions.
  • Commissioned by Controller to single-handedly secure over $200K in missing receipts in preparation for audit. Designed meticulous bookkeeping code, aiding Controller throughout the successful auditing process.
Candidate Info
36
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Television & Radio
MA
Communications
9

Production Accountant

Overall management of UK and US financial operations, serving as principal contact for US-based finance team.

  • Supervised and approved consolidated balance sheets and P&L statements for overall company, as well as for each single intra-company production/budget for both US and UK offices.
  • Counseled Senior Management with financial assistance in identification and resolution of issues regarding cost re-allocations of international production budgets.
  • Outstandingly streamlined all international financial activities between UK and US for multi-currency productions in close relationship with investors and vendors operating either in New York or in London.
  • 100% control over UK subsidiary's financials (i.e. monitoring liquidity, reconciling bank statements and drawing up financial statements for tax filing).
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Economics
MS
Media Management
10

Production Accountant

Examined actual cost of material to determine financial status of current projects

  • Prepared and forecasted weekly wire funding requests to manage cash flow for production payroll and current expenses
  • Determined quarterly cost to complete each show by analyzing executed contracts, fixed costs, and future costs based on project budget
  • Audited project contracts, purchase orders and vouchers to substantiate payment
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration

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