Senior Production Accountant | Lucasfilm Animation Ltd San Francisco, California

Job Details:
Lucasfilm Animation is seeking a Senior Production Accountant to support our animated television productions. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Finance – Animation.
• Partner with Producer and Finance Leadership in managing and analyzing production costs, production overhead and overall budgets for multiple productions with multiple seasons.
• Produce all periodic finance deliverables including: cost reports, cash flow projections, and purchase orders to ensure accuracy and strict policy adherence.
• Support Production, Lucasfilm Finance and Disney Media Networks finance in Corporate financial planning including headcount, production costs and overhead. Provide cost analytics as needed.
• Ensure payments are correctly recorded in SAP and ensure discrepancies are resolved.
• Communicate production progress to anticipate issues and ensure swift financial issue resolution.
• Ensure that production cost information is properly reflected on Disney Corporate/Tax deliverables, Series Ultimates and Lucasfilm internal deliverables.
• Work with production management on payroll review and expense report handling.
• Maintains Chart of Accounts, SAP project set up, and Project Accounting tools.
• Works with discretion as to details on assignments of a varied nature.
• Provides technical opinion on accounting matters to production management
RequirementsEducation / Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in Television, Special Effects, Feature film, or Games production accounting (Animation experience preferred). Five years is preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with union/guild agreements e.g. SAG.
Required Skills / Competencies:
• Passionate about animated television with a keen interest in and aptitude for learning the business.
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrate strong analytical skills and work well under pressure.
• Pragmatic, highly organized and high attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a corporate environment, including support of the Financial Planning and Analysis function.
• Business partnering approach. Open and direct communication style, good listening skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Highly motivated, seasoned and self-assured.
Technical Skills:
• Expert proficiency in Excel. Experience with production accounting tools and accounting systems such as SAP or Oracle a plus.
• Experience using IBM Cognos TM1 a plus...
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