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Production Accountant

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  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sherine Rose

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Startdate:


KennedyPearce are hiring a Production Accountant for a TV/Film company based in London. This role will offer hybrid working in a fun company.

The role:

  • Responsibility for the production finance management and budget reporting for all productions
  • Review and reconciliation of monthly production cost reports, including preparation of variance reports and meeting with MD and Head of Production to discuss movements and key figures
  • Provide commentary on cost reports to Financial Controller for monthly accounts
  • Assist Production Managers/Executives with budgeting and cash flow forecasts, including foreign exchange management
  • Forecasting of monthly production recoveries and uploading into Sage
  • Process production petty cash orders and look after office petty cash tins - both GBP and foreign currency
  • Monthly petty cash tin reconciliation and revaluing of foreign bank accounts in Sage
  • Arrange monthly Production Meetings with Production Executives
  • Responsible for setting up Cost Managers and additional checking of budgets when needed
  • Training of new Production Managers on cost managers and finance processes
  • Ensure all relevant management information is shared with the Financial Controller in a timely manner
  • Maintaining (alongside Accounts Payable team) any urgent payments and weekly cashflow
  • Preparation of the monthly payroll including all holiday pay, sick pay, and other statutory leave as applicable
  • Liaising with Talent Manager and HR regarding new starters or contract amendments for monthly payroll
  • Checking of supplier payment runs
  • Reviewing of monthly freelancer payment runs, including checking invoices are compliant with HMRC regulations
  • Responsible for managing month end deadlines with PM's - cost managers, PAYE, Personal Expenses, Freelancer invoice deadlines, petty cash returns and any other items
  • Yearly submission of Freelancer reporting to HMRC
  • Processing of paperwork to to open and close accounts, issues Bonds, payments to Sanctioned Countries and any other items
  • Administrator for the company Pleo account and credit cards, responsible for the exporting of expenses, issuing new cards and closing accounts
  • Planning and document preparation for the statutory audit
  • Proactively ensuring that the company is up to date with accounting developments and compliant with accounting standards.
  • Assist in the delivery of any ad-hoc projects as and when needed.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Appropriate accounting experience, with proven experience in the TV and film industry.

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