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Co-Lead Prep/Post Department HBO/HBO Max (Hybrid, Los Angeles based).

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Job Description

HBO/HBO Max is seeking an experienced Production or Post Accountant to co-lead our in-house Prep/Post Department. Position will be responsible for co-managing a team of 15+ accountants. The successful candidate will help move the department forward while still meeting set deliverables. We are looking for a high-level thinker whose focus is to improve and streamline current workflows to better meet new demands. The candidate must be able to operate in an environment with many competing responsibilities and can prioritize and communicate effectively with Production Finance to manage the deadlines. In addition to overseeing a team, you will also be responsible for managing one or two shows in post production. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think clearly, and prioritize.

JOB RESPOSIBILITIES:
• Oversee Prep/Post Accountants to ensure they meet Production Finance deliverables (cost reports, cash flows, tax incentives, bank recs, funding, studio paid costs, final closeout etc.).
• Ensure teams are managing their production incentive workflow and secure final receipt of tax credits or cash.
• Create and oversee in-house training programs on various subjects from Payroll, Episodic Cost Reporting, AP/PCard processes, Accounting Systems, 1099 Processing, and Digital Filing.
• Manage team’s monthly closing cost reports and trial balance clean-up.
• Manage Prep/Post budget and prepare monthly allocation journals.
• Manage year end 1099 process.
• Identify inefficiencies and areas of improvement with current departmental processes and discuss possible changes/recommendations to Production Finance liaison.
• Update various department reports including calendars.
• Oversee Prep/Post transition of the show to the assigned Production Accounting team and wrap turnover.
• Ensure digital filing structure is utilized on productions and all files are delivered upon wrap/completion.
• Coordinate with Production Finance to prepare final show reconciliation documents and reports for return of funds to the studio.
• Provide guidance with accounting database systems and administration.
• Assist with SA/PSL+ database set-up for new projects.
• Ensure adherence to all production accounting policies and procedures.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 8+ years of experience as a Film and TV Production/Post Accountant
• Payroll knowledge and experience (WGA, DGA, SAG, Union/NU Crew).
• Working knowledge of various production accounting software: Smart Accounting, PSL+, EP/C&C Payroll Digital Systems, MMB, Excel and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Episodic TV experience highly desired.
• Highly motivated, proactive and solutions driven. Ability to quickly assess problems and find effective solutions.
• Strong organization and time management skills.

Interested candidates can submit their resume directly to hbomax.post@hboprod.com with the subject line: Prep/Post Co-Lead.