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Production Accountant needed (San Francisco Locals).

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Job Description

Production Accountant
Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 (Local candidates only) Level of Position: Junior- Mid level (3-7 years of experience)

Position monitors and analyzes the ongoing costs on projects through release and beyond in order to understand the status of costs and to make timely fiscal recommendations for proactive action and decisions. In addition to preparing budgets and reviewing cost reports for timely and accurate cost reporting, the candidate will prepare other reports and analyses on an ad-hoc basis.
• Work with studio leadership / producers to track project costs and overhead costs against the approved budget, flagging overages and adjusting throughout production
• Generate Actuals / ETC / EFC / Budget tracking with weekly / monthly cost reports
• Cash flow management
• Payroll approval for Contractor agency edits (OT, tracking of accumulated PTO, expenses, etc.)
• AMEX management and reconciliation
• Handle preparation of financial reports, anticipate potential cost issues
• Ensure compliance of financial management operations with contractual obligations
• Complies with approved accounting principles
• Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned
• Reconcile production employee expense reports including, coding, calculating, data entry and auditing
• Process vendor invoices, check requests, purchase card, and petty cash reconciliation; ensure proper approvals are obtained
• Review and maintain 1099 reports
• Support production teams with reporting
• Handle event payments
• Staff onboarding (FB / Contractor agencies)
• Vendor onboarding (oversee and be point person for SOW / PO process)
• Submission of Contractor agency Payroll forms for new contingent workers
• Making first contact with contingent worker to explain Contractor Agency and helping them through background check process
• Onboard contingent workers and serve as contact for benefits, payroll questions, office culture
• Manage extensions, pay rate changes, and end dates for PRO contractors
• Manage contact with vendors once project manager informs of terms of payment, dates, and deliverables – describe the process to vendor and invite them to supplier portal
• Help Vendor with bizval process
• Give Vendor invoicing instructions
• Track Vendor invoicing deliverables and follow up around deliverable dates with project manager and vendor for them to invoice
• Check PO’s against projected invoices, and ensure smooth process
• Confirm payments on Oracle and be contact for purchasing until any issues are resolved
• Confirm payment from vendor when oracle says paid
Skills: Requirements:
• Strong quantitative skills required. Detail oriented.
• Must have previous on-production accounting experience and be proficient in budgeting for VR, Film, and/or Television productions.
• Ability to read and synthesize scripts, schedules, and reports for the budgeting process a plus.
• General knowledge of day-to-day operations on a production
• Degree in accounting strongly preferred.
• Must have excellent, detailed writing skills.
• Proficiency in computers and programs, i.e. budgeting, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, etc. (strong spreadsheet skills).
• Ability to research, translate, and comprehend information related to film contracts and unions, both internationally and domestically.
• Ability to organize, develop, compile, and disperse updated information in a timely manner.
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles required.
• Must be an effective communicator.
• Must have the ability to work well under time constraints in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

• Bachelor’s degree or relatable experience as outlined above