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Sr Prod Finance Executive Amazon Original Movies (Culver City, CA).

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Job Description

Sr. Production Finance Executive, Production Finance, Amazon Original Movies

Amazon Studios which is the original film, television, development and production arm of and is seeking a Senior Production Finance Executive to join the Finance Team for the Original Movies division. Our movies include BEING THE RICARDOS, THE TENDER BAR, and THE BIG SICK. This position will support the production finance and the other studios operation teams of our fast growing studios production business. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an early, high growth stage and have ownership of the production accounting and production finance functions for our Original Movies.

This position manages the production accounting and finance functions over the life-cycle of production from development through post production. The candidate must operate in a fast-paced, global, results-oriented environment, and have the ability to influence the decisions of senior business leaders through effective verbal and written communication, logical reasoning, and the presentation of alternatives. The successful candidate must be able to think and act both strategically and tactically. Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial, as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize.

The role requires a self-starter, who is able to work autonomously as well as cross-functionally with other teams including Creative, Development, Production, Legal, Business Affairs, Finance, and Accounting. The ideal candidate will understand the episodic television production business and be able to liaise between the Amazon business teams and production personnel.

Key job responsibilities
• Serve as the main point of contact for the financial operation of multiple original movie productions.
• Source and hire location production accounting teams.
• Oversee production accounting functions to ensure compliance with Studio finance and accounting guidelines.
• Work with show Accountants to drive accurate, complete, and timely cost reporting and tracking of show assets and qualified tax incentive spend.
• Provide guidance and assistance with day-to-day workflow questions and facilitate resolution of issues.
• Work closely with Production and Business Affairs teams during the budgeting process to review, analyze and vet production budgets.
• Oversee production incentive workflow and ensure receipt of tax credits or cash.
• Manage cash flow and funding schedules for assigned projects in multiple currencies.
• Manage and administer budget templates in accordance with production requirements, shoot locations and tax jurisdictions.
• Ad hoc analyses and projects as required.
• 5+ years of finance experience or a related analytical field.

• Knowledge of the television production industry.
• Knowledge and experience with union/guild agreements.
• Experience with international productions.
• Knowledge of tax incentive programs.
• Advanced knowledge of various production accounting software: Movie Magic Budgeting, Scenechronize, EP Smart Accounting, Vista, PSL, MediaWeb, and Greenslate.
• 5+ years of production finance and/or production accounting experience for scripted television series.
• University degree in Accounting or Finance.
• Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and database management.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
• Highly motivated, analytical, proactive and self-sufficient.
• Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Must be able to work independently and team up with various divisions.
• Able to earn the trust and respect of internal and external business partners.
• Strong organization and time management skills.
• Ability to effectively research, conclude on and communicate technical accounting topics.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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