Production Finance Job Description

Production Finance Job Description

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Production finance provides financial support to team members as needed (i.e., processing studio crew union and non-union payroll, creating purchase orders, enter accounts payable into PSL and prepare journals, etc.).

Production Finance Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Cost report analysis and budget comparisons
Prepare the weekly cost status report
Experience with formatting and managing large quantities of excel data
Experience with basic excel functions and pivot tables
Create financial spreadsheets
Supervise work performed by accountants
Prepare production plans and assumptions, including budgets, schedules
Work with Executive Producers/Supervising Producers/Production Supervisor from project conception through and including final delivery of all program materials to determine and anticipate needs of each project
Assist with Facilities & space assignments
Handle the ordering of IT purchases for departments

Production Finance Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Production Finance

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ITIL, V3

Education for Production Finance

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the production finance job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Finance/Accounting, Engineering, Mathematics, MBA, Graduate, Economics

Skills for Production Finance

Desired skills for production finance include:

Letter
Report
Basic math
Grammar
Punctuation
Spelling
PSL
Standard accounting practices
Vista
Excel

Desired experience for production finance includes:

3-5 years’ experience in feature film environment, ideally at coordinator level or above
Familiarity with feature film production finance processes
Ability to create and manage schedules and timelines
Discretion and ability to work in highly secretive environment
Must be local to San Francisco bay area or willing to relocate
Experience with Finance and Accounting a must with Program/Portfolio Management experience a plus

Production Finance Examples

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Production Finance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a production finance. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production finance
  • Maintain episodic rundowns, projected final reports and generate cost comparisons as needed
  • Coordinate with all internal departments
  • Review cost reports with Director to forecast accurate projected final costs & complete pacings for assigned departments
  • Analyze costs and trends affecting current & future budgets
  • Assist with yearly corporate planning / budgeting
  • Approve invoices, check requests, expense reports, and petty cash reports for projects
  • Ensure allocations are properly reported to Finance for correct monthly/yearly allocations amounts
  • Budgeting and cost reporting functions
  • Weekly/monthly variance reporting
  • Resource quota planning and tracking
Qualifications for production finance
  • Processing weekly production cash-flow funding
  • Five plus years of experience in large tent pole feature production accounting
  • Candidate will be required to spend the majority of their time working on a computer
  • Must be willing to immediately relocate to San Francisco Bay Area
  • 3+ yrs Production and post production experience
  • Work within a studio or network
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Production Finance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a production finance. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production finance
  • Corporate reconciliation reporting
  • Procurement card management
  • Labor tracking and time card management
  • Historical record maintenance
  • Ad-hoc production planning and reporting
  • Ensure co-production partners are paid accurately and timely
  • Collaborate with Line Producers, Production Managers, Accounting Staff and the
  • Produce and forward monthly management reports
  • Work with show accountants on a daily basis to support production by delivering accurate and timely cost reporting
  • Be involved in department management and special projects
Qualifications for production finance
  • Familiarity with labor rules and HR policy and procedures
  • Experience reading legal documents especially contracts
  • Understanding of basic accounting principals
  • Open to learning new concepts
  • Have a background in finance/accounting
  • Have a passion for film/entertainment industry
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Production Finance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of production finance. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for production finance
  • Manages financial aspects of series production and involvement with the creation/review of production budgets, conduct ongoing meetings with production to analyze the current status of the budget to identify areas for reallocating funds or potential deficiencies
  • Coordinate the release of timely cost reports, production variance schedules and dashboards, production cash flows, and production post-mortems
  • Work with Live Action 3rd Party production partners to develop, analyze, and ensure accuracy of issued cost reports, cash flow forecasts, and bank account reconciliations
  • Continue to maximize SAP cost reporting abilities for internal and external productions
  • Lead the MB Production Finance team in Bangalore
  • Support the MB Production Finance team with various deliverables
  • Manage the stakeholder engagement
  • Lead the India team by managing their careers
  • Work on his individual deliverables
  • Ensure that none of the individual / team deliverables miss the deadlines
Qualifications for production finance
  • Respond to Regulatory request
  • Perform simulation test as requested by Audit
  • Ensure what’s tested in UAT is deployed to PROD
  • Perform DR for all applications according to requirements
  • Must be able to manage and motivate others to perform under stressful conditions
  • Must have advanced knowledge of SAP, Essbase, MS office suite of applications
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Production Finance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of production finance. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production finance
  • Develop show (Films, Pilots, Series, Digital long & short form) budgets to accurately reflect estimated net costs in a timely manner
  • Monitor production bank accounts as it relates to status, structure, balances
  • Perform various special projects and ad hoc analyses as needed for senior management
  • Communicating and partnering with the Content Operations team (responsible for title management on site and aspects of Post Production, including Localization) to obtain an understanding of services being procured from our vendors and understanding the status/timeline of delivery of services
  • Manage the Adaptive system which includes oversight of future system enhancements, responsibility for routine administration and maintenance
  • Partner with producers on internal and external production budgets to facilitate management and early warning of cost over runs and release delays
  • Manage monthly and quarterly accounting close process for San Fransisco, Monolith and NetherRealm studios
  • Supervise and motivate a team of two mangers
  • Responsible for addressing and reporting system issues identified by the territories or the local production team
  • Create and circulate budget tops sheets to team
Qualifications for production finance
  • Ten years related business experience
  • Production accounting experience and physical production experience preferred
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of financial reporting, internal and operational controls, and some exposure to budgeting, forecasting and planning (particularly for overheads)
  • SAP/BW/BPC financial system experience preferred
  • 3+ years Direct management experience is required, including managing, developing and leading staff in multiple locations, optimizing and re-organizing teams to most effectively meet business needs
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Production Finance Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of production finance. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production finance
  • Audit select production accounts payable, journal entry, and payroll records
  • Oversee pre and post-production accounting on FXP shows
  • Create and circulate budget top sheets to team
  • Contributor in the annual development and budgeting process including operating plan, estimates and LRP
  • Full knowledgeable of FAS 63 and SOP 002 and managing the Studios Ultimate model and amortization cost
  • Business financial modeling and analysis
  • Supervise and manage production budgets and third party contracts
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts and Blackline account reconciliation on a quarterly basis
  • Prepare project budget approval for greenlight committee and post mortems
  • Prepare financial decks on monthly and quarterly basis using PowerPoint
Qualifications for production finance
  • Being the supportive point of contact and liaison between Production personnel & HQ Finance source of information on systems, guidelines & processes
  • Must understand the nuances of 1 hour and ½ hour scripted, unscripted, multi-cam, single cam
  • Exhibits a willingness to be adaptable flexible and demonstrate a desire to operate in a dynamic environment
  • UNIX shell (Can write scripts)
  • Java (2+ year experience)
  • Experience with direct oversight of show level Production Accountants

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