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VP, Production Accounting needed @ Fox (Century City)

Company: RICE GORTON PICTURES LTD
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Vice President, Production Accounting (Drama)POSITION SUMMARYThe Vice President of Production Accounting, based in Century City, CA, is responsible for all related accounting activities for 1 hour drama television series and pilots for Twentieth Century Fox Television. This position requires an experienced leader who thrives in a driven, professional environment with extensive experience in handling demanding work requirements with unique challenges, and enthusiastically views complexity as a welcome challenge.RESPONSIBILITIES
--- Responsible for supervising production accountants for each show and managing a team of internal analysts --- Review spot audits on shows, pilots and train analysts on audit procedures to ensure adherence to FOX's production controls and procedures --- Generate first passes of the budgets for pilots and new series --- Prepare and review episodic budgets, cost reports, and daily hot costs --- Oversee all post production accounting and corresponding with 3rd party accountants --- Updates Production Status Report for Dramas --- Accountable for authorization on accountant petty cash, AMEX, & timecards --- Reviews participation report --- Approve payment authorizations, invoices, journals, stop payments, check stock, and ATL reconciliations.
--- Maintain a database of 9 or 10 North American location template budgets for Pilots and Series --- Prepare cash flow schedule for all foreign currency, and assist Treasury to hedge currency fluctuations by purchasing forward contracts --- Track Network Reimbursements for Drama shows --- Prepare estimates of production tax incentives for various states and/or countries for new Shows --- Create and maintain great relationships in the production accounting community --- Work closely with FOX production executives and show producers to ensure timely and accurate reporting of all shows in production and development --- Work closely with Corporate Finance & Planning to coordinate the quarterly close and long term planning process --- Assist Labor Relations with historical data for negotiations with SAG, DGA, WGA, & IATSE --- Attend weekly Production and Drama staff meetings --- Visits to show accounting departments --- Special projects for Executive Vice President of ProductionREQUIREMENTS
--- A minimum of 10 years of scripted production accounting and budgeting expertise --- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field --- Extensive understanding of Guild, Union & PH&W requirements --- Experience working in Movie Magic Budgeting, Vista accounting system and Excel --- Multi camera episodic television experience highly desirable --- Prior international production accounting experience --- Prior experience working with multiple scripted Comedy and/or Drama shows and products --- Ability to read a script and break it down --- Ability to work with both internal and external professionals at all levels --- Ability to travel domestically and internationally to visit show accounting departments --- Thrive in a fast-paced, demanding studio environment --- Strong analytical skills to differentiate symptoms from causes --- Strong managerial skills to lead a team --- Comfortable communicating clearly and directly with senior executives when providing guidance or responding to questions

Keywords: RICE GORTON PICTURES LTD, Los Angeles , VP, Production Accounting needed @ Fox (Century City), Accounting, Auditing , Los Angeles, California

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