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Production Finance Manager

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4 Oct 2021

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Production Finance Manager-TV
  • Leading TV Production Indie
  • £70-80,000 base + generous bonus & superb benefits
  • Excellent Career Prospects

This multiple-award winning TV Production Group is a leader in its field. Very much an employer of choice with a prestigious & diverse slate of productions/commissions and an enviable reputation for making high-end, cutting edge programs.

They are also in rapid & unprecedented growth and due to his have created a new role to manage the production accounting team and take full ownership of the function including managing tax credits, payroll and development spend etc

Reporting to the Finance Director you will manage /develop a Team of in-house production accountants as well as recruitment and management of freelance accounts teams. Provide support and training to junior members of the team to develop skills for job progression.

Main Responsibilities:

-Manage the Production Accounting team providing guidance and advice to ensure productions are completed on time and to budget

-Allocate suitable production accounting resource to all commissions

-Report monthly development spend to Heads of Production

-Manage early prep & budgeting of shows, working with Heads of Production with budgeting, cashflows and any other requirements from broadcasters

-Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures, review policies and procedures on a regular basis and update as required

-Review and sign off all production budgets, ensure appropriate recharges and margins allowed for

-Review all production cost reports and ensure that they are timely, accurate and complete

- Point of contact for IR35 queries

-Ensure Regionality and UK Tax groupings are up to date and check reports periodically throughout production

-Visit productions on location

-Liaise with Business Service Centre to ensure future production requirements are anticipated and issues dealt with

-Approve all production emergency accounts payable and payroll payments. Approve all intra-production bank transfers

-Ensure integrity of production accounting system

-Responsible for authorising changes to the production accounting structure; including requests for new productions, additional production accounts or amendments to agreed templates

-Ensure completeness and accuracy of Production Accounting Manual and accounting areas of Production Managers Manual

-Ensure the timely and smooth set up and closedown of productions

-Review development spend, and confirm decisions to capitalise or expense

-Carry out ad-hoc analysis and projects as and when required

Required Experience:

-A proven background as a hands-on Senior Production Accountant/Production Accounting Manager

-Strong TV production accounting experience, across multiple productions, genres and territories

-Prior experience of managing /developing Production Accountants and a passion for getting the best out of their team

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-A passion for TV production and thrives in a creative, fast-paced industry

-Ability to quickly establish credibility with Production Managers and non-financial creative/stakeholders

Excellent IT skills with advanced Excel- knowledge of PMI is preferred but not essential

-A CCAB Qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) is also desired but not mandatory
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