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CAKE IS HIRING: Production Finance Manager

CAKE IS HIRING: Production Finance Manager
Friday, October 23, 2099

Fantastic opportunity to work in a thriving independent Kids Animation Production and Distribution Company. An accountant experienced in production is required to join the team working on a number of exciting productions and across the development slate. Working across the business but reporting into the FD you will be required to be a confident and experienced individual who thrives under pressure and is able to easily form strong working relationships with the production, development and finance team, along with external stakeholders. To be the successful candidate it is essential that you have a strong and proven background in production accounting and are able to question assumptions, appraise and model opportunities and add value to the budgeting process. Would suit an individual with an audit / practice background and familiar with working in a multi-cultural environment. 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

• Manage production finance for multiple productions
• Managing the relationship with production management teams to ensure accurate forecasting, planning and reporting of production spend throughout the whole
• Monitor production expenditure and projections against budget (working in multi currencies)
• Monthly reporting of costs internally and to external stakeholders ensuring accurate allocation of costs
• Monthly cashflow reporting internally and to external stakeholders
• Consolidation of production cashflows, forecasts, budgets and cost reports
• Reforecasting as required
• Challenge actual or potential variances
• Managing production recharges
• Production recoverability / profitability analysis
• Cash management including production payment runs
• Preparation and management of production audits
• Management of Tax credit application process and production compliance in conjunction with external accountant.
• Development budgeting review and cost comparison
• Preparation of production cashflows / budgets / profit statements
• Working with production team to develop production budgets
• Appraisal of production budgets from production partners
• Modelling of production financing
• Transaction processing and reporting on accounting system

What you’ll need to succeed:

• Extensive production accounting experience across complex shows/scripted required
• Previous exposure to international co productions preferred
• Accoounting qualification preferred
• Languages (French & Spanish) desirable
• Sage experience desirable
• Excellent communicator skills both written and verbal
• Ability to influence, challenge and build relationships
• Strong excel skills
• Attention to detail
• Deadline / delivery oriented

To apply, please send your CV to cseddon@cakeentertainment.com ASAP