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Production Accountant (Maternity Cover)

  • Banijay UK
  • United Kingdom
  • 31/10/2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Production Accountant (Maternity Cover)


Banijay UK


Shepherds Bush, London


Banijay stands as the largest international content producer and distributor; home to over 120 production companies across 22 territories, and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming. A collective of creative entrepreneurs, the group represents some of the biggest global brands including Survivor, Big Brother, Peaky Blinders, Temptation Island, MasterChef, Wallander, The Kardashians, Mr Bean, The Wall, Hunted, Black Mirror, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Deal or No Deal among others. Imagining and delivering high-quality multi-genre IP that was born locally and travels globally, the business offers the best stories told the best way. Built on independence, creative freedom, entrepreneurialism and commercial acumen, the company, launched in 2008, operates under the direction of Chief Executive Officer, Marco Bassetti.

Job Purpose

The Production Accountant will have responsibility for the financial management and reporting of a slate of productions for Shine TV and will work closely with both the production managers and finance team. They will work within a small finance team and report to the Production Finance Manager.


• Manage a slate of allocated productions across Shine TV.

• Build and maintain a strong relationship with Production Execs and Production Managers.

• Meet with the production teams and ensure they are fully aware of company financial procedures and adhere to them throughout the production period.

• Help production teams with the setup and operation of the project on PMI.

• Compile and update all production finance information (e.g. production budget, cost reports, cash-flows, edit schedules) through appropriate shared files or PMI with full access for the PFM to review at any point.

• Work with production managers to ensure accurate financial control of all production costs.

• Be the initial point of contact for all financial matters for the allocated productions, liaising with both the purchase ledger department and management accountants where required.

• Monitor all spend for the productions, including supplier/freelancer invoice submission, petty cash spend, expense claims (ensuring correct invoicing and paperwork are submitted at all times).

• Review cost reports on a regular basis, including current spend and projected costs and meet at regular intervals with production managers to correctly reflect current position.

• Compile and agree (with Production Managers and Production Executives) monthly figures for submission to the PFM highlighting any significant changes from the previous month’s submissions. Apply correct accounting recognition policy for productions each month – updating the PFM when and where schedule changes occur.

• Alert PFM of any potential risks or concerns on the productions.

• Prepare monthly cash flows with accurate outflow and realistic inflow projections. Invoice broadcasters and monitor outstanding debt adjusting the cash flow projections accordingly.

• Take responsibility for final reports & paperwork once production is complete.

• Maintain files for preparation of required production information and reports for yearly (and mid-year) audit(s).

• Travelling to the location production offices where required to help with set up and ongoing production finance issues.

• Carry out ad hoc projects when required (e.g. budget checks for production executives, production spend analysis, series comparisons).

• Demonstrate a financial awareness and understanding of basic accounting principles.

• Manage a large project (with fast changing demands) and prioritise tasks accordingly.

• Planning ahead where potential problems have been identified, financial period closes may impact on the production or cover for leave is needed.

• Remain up to date with industry developments and company guidelines (e.g. expense/travel policy, payroll procedures & auto-enrolment).

• Remain up to date with changing tax policy and specifically unique issues within the TV & Film industry. Ensure the issues are addressed pro-actively in the planning stages of the production. Knowledge & Skills

• Previous experience of working as a Production Accountant or significant experience as an Assistant Production Accountant.

• PMI experience preferred, but not essential.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Enjoys working as part of a team.

• Able to prioritise workload.

Reporting To

Production Finance Manager

Contract Type

12 month fixed term contract

Hours 9:30am – 6:00pm

We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

Date Posted 17th February 2023

Deadline 1st March 2023

Banijay People Contact Mollie Broyd -

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