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Production Finance Analyst - Development Originals


Amazon Studios is the original film and television development and production arm of Our projects include award winning television series TRANSPARENT and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL and films include MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and THE BIG SICK.
This position will support both the production finance team and the development accounts payable team along with the other studios operation teams of our fast growing film and television studio production business. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an early, high growth stage and have ownership of production finance and payable functions. The successful candidate will assist in the payables process during development stages of projects as well as during production.
He or she will be able to operate successfully in a fast-paced, global, results-oriented environment, and have effective verbal and written communication, logical reasoning, and the presentation of alternatives. The successful candidate should be able to think and act both strategically and tactically. Strong oral and written communication skills are a plus, as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize.
The candidate will need to able to collaborate with business partners and must display strong initiative for anticipating and meeting the business demands of senior-level business managers.
· Own and manage the development process for EU Originals projects. Liasing with writters and producers as well as internal stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate processing of development payments. Performing all onboarding and compliance activities.
· Support EU Originals Finance Lead to define overall metrics and reporting approach for AP Payments, including Executive & Management Reporting, Operational Reporting and Dashboards.
· Assist with accounts payable process for development and production costs.
· The individual will also be assisting with the month end financial reporting process.
· Perform reconciliations of production/development funding and trial balances.
· Assist calculating production related accruals during month end close.
· Liaise with production accountants and make sure they are set up for proper financial reporting.
· Review production related cost reports.
· Work with Studios stakeholders (Creative, Business Affairs, Legal, Corporate AP and Financial Operations Team) to effectively execute development payments and troubleshoot issues.
· Understand and manage payments levers on financial activities and financial metrics.
· Create and maintain documentation of key processes with an emphasis on improving controllership and efficiency.
· Design and implement mechanisms to track and report on projects at different stages of their life cycle.
· Leverage metrics to identify areas of improvement, including process and technology based changes.
· Monitor and improve key performance metrics that demonstrate continuous improvements.
· Working with Global Financial Systems and Operations teams to implement effective solutions.
This position is located in London (UK), but some international travel might be required.
Basic qualifications
Basic qualifications
· Accounting, finance, or quantitative undergraduate degree.
· 3+ years experience in production/finance/accounting or combination of accounting and business with a portion in the film and television production industry.
· Ability to effectively research, conclude on and communicate technical accounting topics.
· Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
· Must be very detail-oriented and meticulous in the follow through of documentation, processes and procedures.
· Ability to work independently in a fast-paced high volume environment.
· Highly motivated, analytical, proactive and self-sufficient
· Strong capabilities for developing and presenting analyses and insights to senior management
Preferred qualification
Preferred qualifications
· Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (VBA) and database management
· Strong organization and time management skills.
· Knowledge of the entertainment and production business is a plus.
· Proficiency in financial software and systems including Oracle Financials. Knowledge of SQL, database, and data mining is desirable.
· Ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously and drive projects to completion.
· Knowledge of various production accounting software: MediaWeb, Vista, PSL, Ease.
· Understanding of entertainment payroll.
· Strong organization and time management skills.

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London, England, London, SE11, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15085809
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  29/07/2020, 02:48
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