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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Lead Production Accountant Temp
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A & E Television Networks | New York, NY
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Job Description


Most people don't realize the importance of the Finance department in keeping our business operating without hitches and delays. That's probably because we oversee many of the more quietly glamorous, back-office functions that drive our bottom line. We not only forecast, build and manage budgets, we also collect and analyze important data that helps leadership make the best decisions. All of this sounds exciting to you because you love numbers and spreadsheets, and especially love great entertainment.

THE ROLE: Lead Production Accountant Temp

The Lead Production Accountant will be responsible for accurate financial tracking and accounting of Six West Media unscripted productions. While managing a team of two, this role will serve as the lead point of contact for all production accounting, cash flow, expense analysis and cost reporting associated with several concurrent programs in production.


* Lead the production accounting activities for Six West Media.
* Act as key liaison between production accounting reporting and corporate finance.
* Manage general ledgers, cost reports and trial balances for Six West Media productions.
* Prepare and post general ledger entries.
* Set up bank accounts and manage production cash flow for each production entity.
* Review and approve invoices, wire transfers and production credit card transactions, including detailed management of Cashet credit card accounts.
* Work with Legal and Tax to ensure each production entity has met all corporate guidelines.
* Manage production payroll through various staffing agencies while ensuring proper labor documentations and compensation rates are provided to and from both the crew and the employment agency on record.
* Update cost reports on an as-needed basis to the production team.
* Distribute and reconcile petty cash.

YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)

* 5-15 Years of Production Accounting Experience
* Experience with Smart Start, Smart Accounting and Global Vista
* Expert in production cost report management, including ability to explain variances to production team and line producers
* Excellent general ledger management and reconciliation skills
* Experience with payroll and standard production labor partners (i.e. Entertainment Partners)
* Experience with managing a team of production accountants
* Excellent communication skills


If you've read this far, you're likely a great fit for us…and maybe you're fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in this role, we'd love to hear about it in your cover letter.

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A+E Networks is proud to uphold an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy also applies to all employees, consultants, and third-party workers.

A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Please note project assignment associates are engaged to provide service to A+E Networks on a temporary basis in connection with a specific project. Project assignment associates are hired and employed through a third party vendor with a duration/tenure of no longer than eighteen (18) months.

About A & E Television Networks

A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation, ABC, Inc. and NBC Universal, is an award-winning, international media company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to Web sites, as well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives. AETN is comprised of A&E Network®, The History Channel®, The History Channel Internationalâ"¢, The Biography Channel®, The Military History Channelâ"¢, The History Channel en españolâ"¢, Crime & Investigation Networkâ"¢, AETN International, and AETN Consumer Products.