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Production Accountant needed at Hecho Studios (Los Angeles)

Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION: Production Accountant Hecho Studios Los Angeles

We are looking for an experienced Production Accountant overseeing both the corporate and production accounting for the 72andSunny Production Company, Hecho Studios a fast-growing subsidiary of 72andSunny with 30 permanent employees across NY and LA, increasing to 80 total during peak production periods. Productions include a film division including branded entertainment, short-form, long form, live action, editorial docu-style content, podcasts and a print & design division. The production company also oversees extensive post-production activity including audio, editorial, motion graphics and finishing. This individual will report to the Controller of 72andSunny and the Hecho Operations Director and and will assist in building a top-notch production accounting infrastructure. The Production Accountant will work with production company leadership to design and implement new, scalable processes for this rapidly growing subsidiary.
Key Responsibilities
--- Perform all aspects of production specific accounting and maintaining organized records for all entries and transactions.
--- Prepare trial balances, cost reports, and hot costs to ensure they are in compliance with policies and procedures.
--- Perform cash functions for productions (issue checks, set up wire payments, manage petty cash, review cash flows, and prepare bank reconciliations.
--- Partner with various line producers to provide financial support from beginning to end of the production process, including developing production budgets, project set-up and cost reporting.
--- Monitor production process to ensure financial accuracy and swift resolution of any issues.
--- Issue, manage and track corporate credit cards and P-Cards for employees and crew
--- Train crew hires on how to use the current accounting system as required by their position and
--- Evaluate and implement efficiencies and best practices to improve operations and department
--- Reply to Legal, Accounting and Production regarding various ad hoc production accounting
--- Assist with internal and external audit inquiries and participate in production audits, if required.
--- Manage all aspects of production tax incentive processes, when applicable.
--- Minimum 4 years' experience in production accounting, ideally live-action feature film productions
--- Strong knowledge of production tax incentives and related process
--- Corporate and production accounting expertise
--- Experience in handling a large number of simultaneous productions
--- Budgeting and costing experience in Movie Magic and Global Vista
--- Must be proficient in budgeting multi-camera and single camera productions.
--- Deep understanding of union working conditions
--- Strong Excel skills
--- 4-year degree in business related field preferred
--- Respectful and works well in team environment; proactive in initiating tasks that add value
--- Excellent communication skills; ability to take initiative in communicating issues and status
--- A "customer-service" orientation; "how can the accounting/finance group support management more efficiently?"
The Production Accountant reports to the Controller of 72andSunny and the Hecho Operations Director.
The above is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities - in the spirit of collaboration and growth, what we're after is for you to shape and grow your role beyond what's listed.
We have worked hard to build a reputation as one of the best creative companies because we craft everything carefully and execute to the highest standards of the industry. And although we recognize what works in our culture, we are constantly looking for better ways to do everything. We also believe that an open and collaborative relationship with each other creates the best work and results. We look forward to you being our partner on these fronts.
EMAIL FOR SUBMISSIONS danny.hecho@gmail.com

Keywords: RICE GORTON PICTURES LTD, Los Angeles , Production Accountant needed at Hecho Studios (Los Angeles), Professions , Los Angeles, California

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