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Controller needed at Boardwalk Pictures (Santa Monica).

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Job Description

Boardwalk Pictures and their post-production arm, Cricket Lane, are looking for a Controller. Key responsibilities would include:

• Serves as a bridge/conduit between production, post, accounting and corporate finance for all production finance related matters on all company projects.
• Oversee production accounting department, and provide training, guidance and leadership to the team.
• Onboards, assigns, and maintains all project bank accounts, including reconciliation and closing post-delivery and acceptance by a buyer.
• Liaise with production accounting teams working closely on a day-to-day basis to ensure accurate, complete and timely cost reporting, projecting and managing show assets & supporting production.
• Works with production accounting teams to ensure compliance within productions and performs spot audits.
• Act as a key resource to production accountants on studio policies and procedures; provide guidance on corporate structure, flow of funding and intercompany journal entries or bill backs.
• Review month end reporting packages, production budgets, hot costs, cost reports, trial balances, bank reconciliations and petty cash reconciliations prepared by show accountants for completeness and accuracy identifying and escalating any concerns
• Review production cash flows from production accountants and monitors spend.
• Assists in the transition of production accounting from development to physical production to post accounting through wrap.
• Work with physical production, post production, corporate finance, BLA and creative in a collaborative environment.
• Archives all locked show assets (calendar, assumptions, budgets).
• Flag any running underage and overage within the show budget.
• Keep an eye on account balances and ensure that funding requests are submitted in a timely manner.
• Generates all company-required reports, and manages any updates to original and subsequent versioning of such reports. This includes inter project billing and company financial projections.
• Generates all project cashflows, and works with accounting leads to ensure projects have steady, reconciled cashflow from buyers.
• Manages any inter-company funding loans required, for development, production, and other post activities.
• Manages Cricket Lane bidding process, tracking, and reconciliation with finance. This includes the management of AP and AR in conjunction with corporate finance.
• Coordinates a monthly meeting with corporate finance, to update all AP/AR tracking between Cricket, Boardwalk and any other entities/shows.
• Follow-up on various funding status, including triggers that may have shifted in schedule and update expectations with corporate finance.
• Assist with the design, implementation and execution of the short, mid and long-term systems and tools for production finance planning across production, post, and accounting departments, alongside corporate finance.
• Reports to both SVP Production, SVP Post and VP Finance.
• Main point of contact for vendor set ups with buyers.
• Collaborates on asset tracking and management for post facility with Director of Post.
• 10+ years production finance and/or production accounting experience.
• 3+ years Production or Post Finance/Controller experience.
• Knowledge of US-based production finance setups and US-based accounting systems
• Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
• Must possess a high level of intellectual curiosity with a focus on generating results
• Budgeting and production accounting software experience required
• Must exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
• Strong leadership skills
• Must be self-motivated, disciplined, passionate, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks
• High aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving and analysis utilizing financial applications
• Strong written and verbal communication skills