VP Unscripted Finance, Accounting & Operations

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90010

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.

 

ROLE OVERVIEW

 

Across the global Entertainment One Unscripted content slate the Vice President of Production Finance, Accounting & Operations will lead the day-to-day management of the production accounting function through the production lifecycle from development to wrap and audit. This role will oversee multiple unscripted businesses across eOne – US Reality, Renegade, Canadian Unscripted and Daisybeck. 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       

      

  • Work with senior leadership to formulate business strategy in support eOne’s unscripted businesses including overseeing production finance/accounting for US Reality, Renegade, Canadian Unscripted and Daisybeck.
  • Partner with Production Management to develop and approve network budgets for development, pilots and series. Maintain a strong relationship with them to meet internal and network projections and needs.
  • Responsible for sourcing and managing production accounting teams and working closely on a day-to-day basis to drive accurate, complete and timely cost reporting, protecting and managing show assets and supporting production.
  • Assigns and monitors workflow of Production Finance & Accounting Staff
  • Collaborates with greater Production Finance & Accounting team to implement and enforce Studio production accounting policies and procedures on productions
  • Lead the production accounting teams on SOX compliance within productions and 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.
  • Oversight of production purchase orders, accounts payable processing from local production bank accounts, bank reconciliations and approvals.
  • Accountable for global reporting of productions financial inputs and outputs within EP accounting system
  • Responsible for leading the production month-end close activities, including review of reports, cashflows, and bank reconciliations. Partner with corporate finance to assist with revenue recognition, forecasting, and cash flow projections.
  • Accountable for production bank accounts and approval of weekly funding requests for unscripted productions
  • Build relationships and liaise with producing partners and network executives
  • Leads transition of production accounting from development to physical production to post accounting through wrap.
  • Maintain the highest level of controllership and partners with Corporate Tax, Production management and Production Financing ensuring tax credits are accurately calculated, filed and received timely and there is proper accounting/reporting
  • Collaborate with Production, Legal, Human Resources and Finance management in a cross functional roll to develop and execute long-term strategies, efficiencies, operational processes and controls with various departments of the organization, improving reporting and forecasting to provide transparency into the business and analyzing key business decisions.

 

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
  • 15+ 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 EP Smart Accounting and other EP products/platforms. 
  • Strong excel skills a must.  

 

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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