- Production Accountant

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Production Accountant


Production Accountant

• Intermediate Level


Moving Picture Company: The role will be responsible for all aspects of Project Accounting for the Montreal studio; responsible for forecasting & tracking actual project costs, as well as providing financial support to all producers & other stakeholders in Global sites.

Category Accountant 
Location Montreal, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 23, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Show / Production:
  • Perform cost analysis of projects using existing toolset. 
  • Develop & improve existing toolsets to drive efficiencies & create better control processes around Revenue Recognition, Financial Forecasting & Project Financials.
  • Support producers to;
o    Prepared detailed cost estimates for the run of the projects & provide insight on opportunities & risks.
o    Provide bidding & financial support. Report & analyze the profitability of bids. Quality check & approval
o    Produce regular cost projection reports & analysis on all projects.
o    In providing financial reconciliation of their additional costs.
o    Calculate Film Tax Rebate implications because of moving work across different sites.
o    Forecast & update project payment schedule changes.     
  • Provide analysis to MD, Executive Producers & other stakeholders on project profitability and opportunities & risks
  • Build & maintain data sheets for use by various departments across the business.
  • Report, forecast & analyze future revenues & cost projections for Montreal projects.
  • Provide ad-hoc administrative support to the production department.
Prepare & present the following reporting:

o    Project P&Ls –reviewed with Producers, presented to Finance Team & Executive Producers.
o    Ensure project alignment between international studios.
o    Cash Forecasting- Prepare & present bi-weekly
o    Payroll reconciliation (bi-weekly) – prepared / presented to other Production Accountants.
o    Month end revenue recognition – prepared & presented to finance team.
o    Ensure revenue recognition process is followed to audit standards & provide audit with the relevant documentation.
o    Variance Analysis – perform analysis & commentary to finance team.
o    Provide Direct/Indirect labor analysis & forecast for the Montreal facility.
o    Perform tax incentive & eligible labor calculations as well as crew lists for Technicolor Tax Accountant for each project.
o    Perform annual budget revenues & direct margin for the studio.

Required Skills:
  • Possess a flair for numbers with an ability to think big-picture whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both financial & non-financial stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, written & verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive & self-driven with the capacity to work in a dynamic environment.
  • A team player with ability to trouble-shoot & collaborate with business partners such as Production, Business Development, Workforce Planning & HR.
  • High level of professionalism, integrity & commitment.
  • Ability to manage their time & prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results.
Technical Knowledge/Skills:
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Sumifs etc.).
  • Ability to create & work in complex financial models.
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting / Business / Commerce.
  • Recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • VFX industry knowledge is an advantage but not required.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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