Production Finance Manager for Prod Co (Burbank, CA)
Company: RICE GORTON PICTURES LTD
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Who are we hiring?
MSG is looking for an experienced live-action Production Finance
Manager, who is familiar with studio and location accounting,
domestic and international tax-incentives, and visual effects. This
role will be instrumental in providing accurate cost reporting,
evaluating budgets for productions, and ensuring adherence to
financial policies & procedures. The ideal candidate would
demonstrate a thorough understanding of accounting for productions.
This position will report to the Senior Director Finance but will
partner closely with the Studios team, Producers, and members of
the Accounting team. They will be instrumental in creating budgets,
estimating final costs, evaluating risks and opportunities and
optimizing production entity structure to best monetize production
incentives and minimize financial and legal risk. A self starter
who can work independently and take ownership.What will you do?
Be the functional expert, demonstrating ownership of all daily,
weekly, monthly aspects of production accounting, including vendor
payments, petty cash, time cards, purchase card reconciliation, and
fielding accounting related requests from production teams to
provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning
scenarios and analysis to both Producers and cross functional teams
during the life cycle of production.
Develop relationships with production, finance, and accounting
teams to provide excellent, consistent support both in Burbank and
New York City
Collaborate with Producers to quickly estimate and evaluate
production health against milestones and data metrics.
Help create budget in software like Movie Magic Budgeting, to
estimate the costs of future productions, and to help quantify and
detail and finalize productions that go to camera.
Produce weekly reports showing Actual vs Budget Cash Flow
Adapt to changing scenarios, anticipate problems and recommend
solutions. Review production related expenses; identify potential
areas for budgetary risk and opportunity for process implementation
Assit accounting with tax incentive opportunities that are
Colloborate with accounting to ensure proper accounting of all
costs, record keeping is accurate and well documented, vetting
invoices against contracts and deliverables to provide appropriate
audit controls in accordance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Comply with all policies and procedures and assist operations and
production with POs, invoices, checks, petty cash, and time card
Work directly with payroll companies and systems (Cast&Crew and
PSL) to track freelance labor
Design a process to keep track of multiple ongoing initiatives and
provide regular financial updates as needed for month-end and
quarter-end calculations of accruals
Generate sophisticated Excel modeling exercises and executive level
reports as needed: Cause of change/variance analysis such as
Impact/sensitivity analysis; Dynamic forecasting; generate Cash
flow analysis and Trend analysisWhat do you need to succeed?
BS in finance or accounting preferred
At least 5-7 years in a live action senior production accounting
Experience with Production accounting and budgeting software and
Must be able to work in a fast-paced production environment, as
well as within a broader corporate matrix environment.
Ability to work independently and cross-functionally
Advanced Excel skills
Superior communication skills and exceptional attention to detail
in a fast-paced environment
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