Production Accountant / Bookkeeper
7ate9 EntertainmentLos Angeles, CA
Part Time Job
7ate9 Entertainment is looking for a part-time production accountant / bookkeeper. This role will be instrumental in providing accurate cost reporting, evaluating and budgeting for productions, and ensuring adherence to financial policies & procedures. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a thorough understanding of accounting for productions.
Provide accurate, complete and timely reporting: cost reports, cash flows, and trial balances
Collaborate with Producers to quickly estimate and evaluate production health against milestones and data metrics
Create budgets and summaries that provide metrics and data that can be shared broadly to ensure cross functional alignment and well-informed decision making
Adapt to changing scenarios, anticipate problems, and recommend solutions to Producers.
Collaborate with producers to create production budgets and review contract terms
Handle banking inquiries, production deposits, bank reconciliations and wire transfers
Manage accounts payable (incl. POs, invoices, checks, expense reports, p-cards, petty cash)
Facilitate onboarding/offboarding of cast and crew and process payroll
Process any necessary intercompany transactions and billbacks
Assist in the creation of new production entities and set-up of bank accounts (if applicable)
Set up new shows in production accounting system (e.g. EP SmartAccounting)
Comply with all policies and procedures for POs, invoices, checks and timecard approvals
Organize, maintain, and archive files
Keep informed of all union/guild contracts (rates, rules and regulations)
Prepare, issue, and file annual IRS 1099
5+ years production accounting experience required for productions within a studio, network, branded agency, or production company (digital, commercial, TV, film)
Thorough understanding of production accounting practices (payroll, labor laws, guilds & unions, accounts payable, vendor set-up, cost tracking & reporting, cash flow schedules, disbursements, reconciliation, reforecasts, audits, insurance, contractual obligations, tax incentives, royalties, residuals etc.)
Business, Accounting, or Finance degree preferred
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