Film Production Accountant / Bidding Accountant

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Contract

Company Description

The Moving Picture Film Company (MPC) is known for its award winning development of VFX in the Jungle Book for Disney, The Harry Potter series, X-Men and more. Our VFX artists are world leaders in this highly specialised industry. This is a fast pace, successful business where a passion for films is key as well as an ability to analyse and question numbers across a wide spectrum whilst business partnering to the operational side of the business.

This role will be based in Los Angeles.

Job Description

This position will be reporting to Senior Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis and Strategy and will look after several aspects of Film Finance. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Collaborate with Management as a Finance Lead in New Business decision-making and strategic planning and identify areas of optimizing project margins
  • Analyze headcount projections to determine capacity utilization by site into order to assist in defining and implementing New Business strategy
  • Provide technical expertise as a Finance Lead to New Business team
  • Act as final check point in financial review and analysis of client bids/documents
  • Building and maintaining data sheets for use by various departments across the business
  • Manage all financial aspects of production accounting including biding, cost tracking, variance analysis, forecasting Estimated Final Cost and profit analysis for departments based in LA
  • Prepare monthly revenue recognition and revenue forecast as a part of month-end close process
  • Determine Key Performance Indicators and provide other ad hoc analysis
  • Provide ad-hoc administrative support in local operations

Qualifications

Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Advances Microsoft Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc..) and abilities to create and work in complex financial models

  • Proficient in Microsoft Work and Outlook

  • VFX industry knowledge is an asset, but not required

Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in Finance/Accounting or related field
  • Minimum 4-5 years relevant work experience

Attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multiple show production environment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong financial analysis/interpretation skills

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.