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Head of Production Finance

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27 Jul 2021

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Head of Production Finance

· Global TV & Film Group

· Circa £80-90,000 base + generous bonus & superb benefits

· Newly Created Role

This multiple-award winning Entertainment heavyweight is a leader in its field and employer of choice with operations throughout the globe.

Their production division is in rapid growth and due to this they have created a new role for a Qualified Accountant with a production finance background to act as a bridge between production and accounting managing the finances and act as the primary business partner for all productions globally.

Key Responsibilities:

-Manage all financial aspects of their global development and production activities acting as their key business partner.

-Reviewing and if necessary challenging the budgets for all development and productions advising on appropriateness of budget structures to optimise tax credit opportunities.

-Waterfall modelling for deals to support negotiations with broadcast partners and coproduction partners.

-Main finance point of contact throughout greenlight process. Drafting of greenlight packages for approval in accordance with greenlighting process.

-Act as the primary finance contact point for co-production partners and studios.

-Responsible for ensuring accounting and reporting of development and production spends.

-Liaise with commercial finance team as key partner on development and production spend, annual budget, quarterly forecast cash flows and periodic KPI analysis.

-Manage the update slate documents to ensure a clear & visible current snapshot of production status and visibility of upcoming anticipated projects.

-Scrutinise cost reports from production partners including interrogating and challenging if appropriate.

-Oversee royalty reporting.

-Manage a small production finance team.

-Ad-hoc project & analysis work as directed by the FD and Production Heads.

Required Experience:

-Qualified Accountant with a proven background in (TV /Film) production finance.

-Significant experience in acting as the primary business partner between production & finance.

-Good knowledge of the major financing models for global productions eg subsidy models, tax credits.

-Demonstrable experience of managing and challenging cost reports and budgets across multiple


-Highly personable with Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

-Thrives in a creative, fast-paced industry with a passion for TV production.

-Ability to quickly establish credibility with Production Managers and non-financial creative/stakeholders and push back in a diplomatic but firm way.

-Excellent IT skills with advanced Excel and modelling skills.

Excellent career prospects and exposure across the business.
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