Director, Production Finance & Accounting, Unscripted

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, California, US

Company: Hasbro

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; and digital content. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

 

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.

 

Across the Entertainment One Unscripted content slate the Director of Production Finance & Accounting will oversee the day-to-day management of the production accounting function through the production lifecycle from development to wrap and audit. They will work cross-functionally with the Studio divisions including Business and Legal Affairs, Production, Corporate Finance, Production Finance, Creative, and Treasury. Major responsibilities include:     

 

RESPONSIBILITIES     

        

  • Direct production accounting teams working closely on a day-to-day basis to ensure accurate, complete and timely cost reporting, protecting and managing show assets and supporting production.
  • Review budgets for accuracy focusing on union and guild rate calculations when applicable, fringes, admin costs, etc.
  • Monitors payment schedules for ATL talent and solves for any contractual, withholding tax issues etc.
  • Collaborates with Production Finance executives to source, interview and hire production accounting teams
  • Lead the production accounting teams on SOX compliance within productions and performs spot audits
  • Act as a key resource to production accountants on studio policies and procedures; provide guidance on corporate structure, flow of funding and intercompany journal entries or bill backs.
  • Assigns and monitors workflow of Production Accounting Staff
  • Responsible for training of the production accounting teams
  • Implements, enforces and audits Studio production accounting policies and procedures on productions
  • Approves production cash flows from production accountants                    
  • Monitors bank accounts and approves bank reconciliations                         
  • Approves weekly funding requests for unscripted productions                    
  • Attends cost report meetings escalating concerns to management
  • Liaise with producing partners
  • Leads transition of production accounting from development to physical production to post accounting through wrap.
  • Ensures monthly production reporting such as bank reconciliations, trial balances, and cost reports are accurate and provided timely to the Production Finance Reporting team
  • Directs & monitors accounting of tax credits on assigned productions
  • Point person for questions and document requests during periodic audits
  • Work with physical production, post-production, corporate finance, BLA and creative in a collaborative environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Experience with union and non-union production and guidelines in a variety of formats
  • Experience with direct oversight and leadership of show level Production Accountants
  • 7-10+ years Production Accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Solid understanding of production insurance, guilds and unions, tax incentives, tax compliance and various types of production audits.
  • Movie Magic Budgeting and entertainment industry production accounting software experience required including EPSmart Accounting and other EP products/platforms. 
  • Strong excel skills a must.  

 

COMPENSATION

 

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the Recruiting range for this role: $101,922.00 to 189,284.00 USD. Starting salaries will vary within the stated range based on various factors including but not limited to geographic location, experience, skill set, education, performance, market demands and budgetary considerations.  The range listed is just one component of Hasbro’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Hasbro provides a variety of benefits to employees.  Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Team Hasbro Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Toy Discounts and more! 

 

What you’ll be a part of…

 

  • Taking care: competitive health and dental coverage
  • Investing in your future: local defined contribution pension plans
  • Break time: free snacks and reduced hours in summer
  • Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because
  • Be inspired: regular film screenings and opportunity to get involved in industry events
  • The office: modern facilities and in-house screening rooms
  • Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.
  • Grow: develop your career and shape your future

 

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 supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. #LI-HYBRID

 


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