Entertainment One

  • Sr. Production Accountant/ Production Finance Executive, Contract

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Monica
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2018 3:39 PM)
    # of Openings
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

    Entertainment One’s robust network includes MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.


    The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.Linkedin_1584x396.gif  small

    Position Summary

    Entertainment One is seeking a Senior Production Accountant with knowledge in television cost accounting. Working with the teams including production accounting, productions, production financing, and legal, the role is accountable from pre-  through  post-production for shows in scripted, unscripted, and/or animation areas.  This person will bring experience from on-site production accounting experience with scripted and unscripted shows filmed in Canada and the US, working with production team on budgets, preparing cash flows, reviewing contracts, coordinating audits, and adhering to production accounting manuals with processes and controls.  The position is based in LA and reports to the Production Controller.


    The role requires in depth knowledge and experience as an independent production accountant in television, as-well as production finance experience on the studio side. 


    • During the show approval process, works with production financing to prepare the required cash flows (multiple currencies), Responsible for set up of all production accounting functions, coordinating with production accounting team where needed. 
    • Perform pre-production and post-production accounting duties, from prep with writers, insurance, and deposits through to preparing documents for year end and tax credit audits.
    • During production, prepare and review weekly cost reports with Production Executives, ensuring that costs are accurately recorded, and overages are  analyzed - and savings are  realized.
    • Assist the Production Controller in tracking each production company’s cash balance and requirements, staying current with invoicing for funding as stipulated in contracts, and keeping track of tax credit balances.
    • Prepare schedules for production audit, tying into revenue and cost categories and providing relevant detailed schedules for auditors.
    • Address and provide schedules and accounting details for field queries relating to production audit(s).
    • Prepare or assist in the preparation of production financial statements for audit, tax and corporate purposes.
    • Generate month end management and financial reports for use by relevant departments. 
    • Coordinate setting up bank accounts,  apply for EIN and order accounting software for new productions.
    • Ensure productions are operating in accordance with production accounting manual, reviewing requirements with on-site production accountants prior to shooting. 
    • Take the lead on updating the production accounting manual, coordinating the updates and compilation with other eOne divisions.
    • Assist Production Controller with special projects, including cash flows, hedging, production budgets, cost report summaries, scenario analysis, corporate structures, and US production issues.

    Key Competencies

    • Accounting or production accounting experience is a must.
    • Production or related industry experience is a must.
    • Well-versed in US l states tax credit legislation.
    • Strong organizational skills, and a solid focus on achieving deadlines.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Motivated, self-starter, problem solver, positive attitude.
    • Can work independently, is a team player and leader when needed.
    • Strong computer fluency with excellent accounting software knowledge (Movie Magic Budgeting, Cast & Crew, Global Vista, Smart Accounting, and Excel)


    We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.