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Production Finance Consultant (Live Events)

By Emily Rice

Production Finance Consultant (Live Events)
As a Production Finance Consultant for live events, you will advise on developing work streams for live event
production budget systems, cost tracking, and financial analysis. You will advise, collaborate, and build with
various teams to ensure successful work system development and deployment.
Key Skills and Qualifications:
● (5 years) working in a production finance role in live events, scripted television, and touring music
concerts.
● Strong understanding of production finance, budgeting, and cost-tracking processes for live events,
ideally including broadcast elements
● Deep proficiency in production accounting software and ERP systems not limited to:
○ Cast & Crew / CAPS SuitesDPO
■ Studio+
■ Start+
○ Entertainment Partners Suites
■ Movie Magic
■ Smart Accounting
■ Smart PO
■ SmartStart
■ SmartTime
○ Pcard- System
○ Google Workspace
○ Microsoft 365
● Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and
stakeholders.
● Proactive mindset and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Responsibilities
● Work closely with the Product Owner and Manager on production stakeholder and subject matter expert
engagement
● Data Entry for critical production data
● User Acceptance testing
● Training of the Trainers
● Work with Production teams and partners to elicit requirements
● Serve as liaison between production finance teams and 3rd party development partners to ensure
requirements are ingested adequately for development
● Collaborate with the technical writer on documentation requirement manuals, guides

Accounting Clerk

By Emily Rice

HARTBEAT:  Accounting Clerk

(Kevin Hart’s company)

THE ROLE:
We are seeking a detail-oriented and motivated Accounting Clerk to join our accounting department. The ideal candidate will be responsible for accurately recording and analyzing financial transactions related to our entertainment operations. This role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Perform daily reconciliation of financial transactions, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, and disbursements.
  • Manage full cycle A/P processing (matching, batching, and coding of invoices into the general ledger) including cost allocation across separate platforms and business units.
  • Manage creation and submission of invoices to studios, agencies, and other customers, supporting all business unit teams
  • Reconcile Corporate and Production bank accounts on a weekly basis.
  • Support weekly management reporting for financial KPIs based on the daily transactional reconciliations.
  • Work with the Production Accounting manager to enter, code, and reconcile billback invoices and production cash transactions in support of the Studio production teams
  • Record and classify cash and other financial transactions within the general ledger in accordance with GAAP principles and company policies.
  • Assist in month-end and year-end close processes, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, and reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business unit teams to ensure accurate and timely information gathering in support of recording of transactions.
  • Conduct regular audits of financial data to identify discrepancies and resolve issues promptly.
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date documentation of financial transactions and related records.


EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related strongly preferred
  • At least 1 year of overall accounting experience (either within public accounting firm (Big 4 preferred) or within a private or public company’s accounting group)
  • Experience within the Entertainment & Media industry is preferred and familiarity with production accounting (ASC 920 and 926) is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting standards and ability to assess, analyze and thoroughly document accounting positions and support journal entries
  • ERP System Experience – Netsuite is preferred, though other large ERP system experience (Oracle or SAP) would be useful.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, create pivot tables and summarize data from multiple sources in clear and concise manner
  • Comfortable working and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment while interfacing with stakeholders in different business units
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and excellent follow-up
  • Ability to grow in the role and within the Company as experience is gained


WORK HARD, LAUGH HARDER

Look, it’s called work for a reason. We show up for our teammates, our partners, and our audience. We’re a high-energy culture, where EVERYONE IS A HEADLINER, expected to give their best performance. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, meaningful, and inspiring. Because if you’re not having fun at work, you’re missing a good time!

So, if you hate fun, never like to laugh, and hardly ever smile, we have the job for you – somewhere else. But if you believe in a culture of creativity, entrepreneurialism, inclusion, hustle, and heart – while prioritizing fun and funny – you belong here.

Must be 18 years or older and willing to submit to a reference check and must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

BENEFITS
We got you! Hartbeat provides eligible employees competitive benefits, including: Medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holiday pay and generous family leave policies. We also offer 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending account and an unlimited supply of laughs on company time (aftershock giggles may spill into personal time) and more!

COMPENSATION

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and work location. In addition to the base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes a discretionary bonus, based on individual and company performance.

Hartbeat offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, that include healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, family planning, paid time off, paid parental leave, several paid holidays, and more.

NOTICES
We take this seriously. Hartbeat provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. As an equal opportunity employer, Hartbeat will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

Compensation Range: $60-$70K

2nd Assistant Accountant – position has been filled.

By Emily Rice

Looking for an in-office 2nd assistant accountant for a 1-hr tv series in Los Angeles.  Must be able to handle a high-volume work load.  Salary: $1600-$1800 per week DOE.  Starts mid-April through August/September.  Please send resumes to xxx

Key Accountants

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Major Studio looking for key accountant with episodic experience.  Extreme Reach experience also preferred.  Pre-production scheduled to begin on 4/8 in Los Angeles.