Production Accountant

Recruiter
Head 4 Talent
Location
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Posted
15 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Come and join a creative and dynamic organisation. We are looking for an enthusiastic accountant who wants to develop their business partnering skills.
The Finance team leads on matters relating to risk and finance. We develop processes and procedures that allow the organisation to operate effectively and efficiently, whilst minimizing risk. The finance team aims to provide a value-added service through the production of accurate and timely financial information and effective finance business partnering.
Specialist Accountabilities: 1. Business Partnering Business partner to specific business areas. Meet with budget holders on a regular basis (at least monthly) to flag up any issues and ensure all records are up to date. Send out month end reports to allocated budget holders, issue budget holders with final month end numbers and produce with business area, clear, concise and accurate variance explanations for inclusion in the management accounts pack, all in line with month end procedures. 2. Settlements – ensure Settlements are processed in accordance with contractual agreement and in line with timescales agreed in Contracts. Raise any queries and issues with the Business team, ensuring timely response and completion of settlement process. Prepare and pass to Financial Controller for sign off before raising payment to the producer. 3. Budgets / Reforecasts - Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and reforecasts with Financial Accountant, Business Partners and Heads of Departments. Ensure final approved budget submissions are communicated to the business in a timely manner. Assist with regular and ad hoc reforecasts as required. 4. Project Budgets - Create project budgets with Producer/project manager when needed on new projects and productions, in advance of costs being incurred, and support the Officer in the creation of a suitable budget tracker. Monitor actual costs against budget on a regular basis (minimum monthly) and report on variances, with support of Officer.#. Frequency of review of costs against budget will increase at critical points in the project. Report actuals against budget and project KPIs on a monthly basis throughout the duration of the project. 5. Reconciliation to SAGE - With the support of theg Officer ensure that all costs and income are included in the management accounts accurately and in a timely manner, by reference to the budget tracker costs & income. Ensure income and costs are reconciled with the finance system, with all variances explained on a regular basis (minimum of once a month). Frequency of reconciliation will increase at critical points in the project. 6. Production payroll - Process production payroll based upon information received from the Officer. Keep up to date on Equity contracts and payroll legislation, and notify producers, FC and Finance & Corporate Services Director of any implications to the business. Provide cover to payroll officer as and when required. 7. Tax Relief - Prepare the Tax Credit claims for the organization, with the support of the Officer. Keep up to date on legal requirements and changing regulation surrounding productions. Post any journals as required from the production and programming officer. 8. Legal & Regulation – Keep abreast of legislative and compliance requirements needed for Productions. Ensure inter company contractual requirements are in place where appropriate. 9. Strategic Projects - Prepare financial information for any strategic projects, and closely monitor income, expenditure and critical success factors / KPIs. #10. Month & year end – ensure any month end duties are performed in a timely manner, and that all year end tasks as assigned to you are completed within the set time frame/deadlines and assist with any audit requirements. 11. Cover - Provide cover for Finance management during periods of absence, in particular for payroll e.g. holiday/sickness/conferences, etc. and support during busy periods. 12. Ad-hoc duties - Other tasks and duties as required. Generic Accountabilities: 1. Finance team – work with finance management team to drive accountability and create a high performing finance team. Performance manage as required. 2. Audit - Assist FC with any internal or external audit requirements. 3. Finance Helpdesk - Monitor helpdesk tasks assigned and respond in a timely manner. 4. Continuous Improvement – drive continuous improvement across the organization. Continually review processes and procedures to ensure that the department and business is operating efficiently and effectively 5. Promote our values – drive a consistent culture across the organization by living by our values.

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