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Senior Accountant needed at Imagine Entertainment (New York).

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Job Description

Imagine Entertainment is seeking a candidate to help manage production accounting and finance for its Documentaries Division. This Senior Accountant role will work closely with Head of Production, freelance production management teams and external production accounting firm to manage production accounting across all projects, from development to wrap, as well as work with Corporate Finance for bank reconciliation, profit tracking, etc.
Responsibilities:
• Manage cash flow and track funding & above-the-line milestone payments across all
projects.
• Serve as main production accountant on select feature and development projects. With
Head of Production, oversee outside production accounting firm on other feature and series projects, as well as finance and accounting teams on co-produced or financed productions.
• Handle reporting & payments to Guilds.
• Track overhead and billbacks across all projects.
• Maintain accounting procedures manual, ensure implementation of best practices,
financial controls and cash management
• Liaise with Head of Production to ensure accurate and timely reporting of production
costs
• Devise and implement processes improvement initiatives for areas including cost
reporting, wrap accounting, billing and tax credits
Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years experience in production finance / accounting
• Proficient in Microsoft office suite
• Familiarity with industry standard budgeting software (Movie Magic)
• Detailed understanding of unscripted & documentary production
• Ability to extract necessary information from show specific budgets
• Strong communication, organizational and processing skills
• Adept at anticipating potential issues, identifying problems, recommending and
implementing solutions; escalating as needed
• Ability to succinctly and efficiently correspond with internal and external partners
Skills:
• Comfortable working in a changing environment requiring the creation or improvement
of processes
• Self-motivated with a heightened sense of ownership for work
• Team-player who demonstrates professionalism and discretion when dealing with co-
workers, studio partners and other third parties
• Excellent written and communication skills

Send resumes & cover letters to Kelsey Field k.field@imagine-entertainment.com