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DIGITAL PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT FINANCE - SONY PICTURES DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS

The Digital Production Accountant provides financial support and analysis for Visual Effects and CG animated productions. This position is responsible for all financial and accounting functions including production budgeting, forecasting/cash flows, profit analysis, headcount analysis, general accounting and ad-hoc analysis. The Digital Production Accountant will work directly with the Producers, Production Managers, Coordinators, as well as with clients, Director of IT Systems, and Finance Management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all financial aspects of production accounting: including budgeting, cashflow, cost tracking, headcount tracking, variance analysis, forecasting estimated final cost, profit analysis, and ad hoc analysis.

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND REPORTING:
- Budgeting and cost tracking VFX and feature animation films (pre-production through post)
- Prepare weekly Estimated Final Cost forecasting, variance analysis and reporting
- Analyze cause of change/variance tracking reporting
- Resource quota planning and tracking
- Weekly cash flow forecasting
- Review weekly reports for accuracy and making reclassifications as required
- Corporate reconciliation reports

ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS:
- Database maintenance including rate and headcount updates
- Review and code purchase orders and invoices
- Supervise petty cash administration
- Supervise accurate and up to date records
- Audit production time cards
- Labor tracking by employee and task

OTHER AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Perform complex financial analysis on an as needed basis
- Maintain adequate historical financial related production records
- Ensure productions adhere to established corporate and accounting policies and procedures
- Additional production related accounting functions as requested by Finance Management

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- B.A./B.S. Finance/Accounting degree
- CPA or MBA preferred
- 5+ years - production accounting experience (VFX/CG preferred)
- Advanced Excel Skills required, SAP and Access knowledge a plus
- An understanding of Canadian tax incentive programs is a plus
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent analytical, organizational and forecasting skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work and remain detail oriented

Job Location
Culver City, CA, US.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to recruiting@imageworks.com with the job title in the email subject line.

 

 

PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES

Qualified candidates should send their materials to:

Sony Pictures Imageworks
Attention: Human Resources
9050 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Fax: (310) 840-8888

You may also email your résumé to jobs@imageworks.com
For Production Services Technician positions: pst-recruit@imageworks.com

All artist submissions MUST contain the following:
- Cover Letter which states the position you are applying for and your availability
- Resume
- Demo Reel and/or Portfolio (if applicable to the position)
- Demo Reel and/or Portfolio Breakdown which describes your specific contributions to the work

**Please be sure NOT to send original materials, as submissions will not be returned.**

Submission Tips & Guidelines

Reel Submissions
- Reels should be on DVD or VHS (NTSC) - Beta or PAL will not be accepted
- Do not send CD ROMS or refer us to a website - hardcopy submissions only
- Reels should be clearly labeled with your name and contact information
- The length of your reel should be limited to 5 minutes and consist of the work you're most proud of beginning with your most recent work
- Music should not contain vocals unless lip-syncing skills are illustrated
- Please include a credit list explaining what you did on your reel and what software (if applicable) was used to achieve the effects
- Demo reels should be well edited and concise (less than 5 minutes).
- ANIMATORS NOTE: Please include all traditional work (life drawings, pencil tests, etc.) either on your reel or with your portfolio

Portfolio Submissions
Please be sure your portfolio is clearly labeled with your name, address and telephone number on both the inside and outside.

All portfolios should contain the following:
- Samples of your recent work
- Life Drawings
- Rough Sketches of animals and humans in movement
- Samples of your color and design sense
- We prefer artists to limit their portfolios to 20 pieces representing their strongest current work.
- Do not send original copies of your work as it will not be returned

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