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Head Production Accountant

April 28 2020
Industries Ecommerce, Multimedia
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting
Burnaby, BC

Reel One Entertainment, a Newen (TF1 Group) company, is a dynamic international television production and distribution company with offices in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and London. Reel One leads the way in the development, financing, production and distribution of high-quality TV programming, and is one of the largest suppliers in the niche of highly commercial TV movies and series.

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced film accounting individual. We are one of the leading Film and Entertainment companies in Canada based in Burnaby, in search for an energetic eager individual willing to gain experience in the film industry. Interested in film, how unions work, the buzz of a production office? Then read on;

Position Overview

Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Head Production Accountant will oversee all shows in BC across 2 production centers, reporting to producers whilst managing the accounting team of 6-8 individuals.

Main Responsibilities

  • Weekly funding draw requests for all shows
  • Cost Reports
  • Hot Costs
  • Set-up of all shows for Accounting purposes
  • Oversee the Payroll Department as well as supervise and guide the AP clerks
  • Ensure proper labor coding across all shows
  • Designing and implementing various control procedures
  • Maintaining, growing and developing digitizing solutions
  • Management of production accounting database for digital paperwork (users, access etc)
  • Reviewing and approving costs related to the shows in line with Studio principles & guidelines
  • Manage and coordinate with Business Affairs with various recoupment schedules
  • Maintain payment schedules for various departments
  • Continuous training and guidance for all accounting staff
  • Acts in advisory capacity to all production departments and corporate (studio)
  • Reconciling all shows prior to hand over to post production accounting
  • Quarterly reporting to the parent company
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for various entities
  • Prepare monthly GST filings
  • Other duties as required by the position

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma/degree, training and experience
  • A minimum of 10 plus years of progressive experience in film and entertainment corporate and production accounting
  • Experience leading an Accounting team, confident in making decisions
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook Applications
  • Experience with Accounting software
  • Ability to perform successfully with minimal supervision
  • Able to produce accurate work and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Eagerness to learn and become a strong contributing member to our team

If you are interested in this position please send a resume and a cover letter, both in PDF form. Please tell us in the cover letter what your salary expectations are. network