Production Finance Analyst (StageCraft)

Finance London, United Kingdom


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

We are looking for a Production Financial Analyst who reflects the innovative spirit, create talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that defines ILM.

The ideal Production Financial Analyst is a resourceful and hands-on team player who is responsible for the handling of complex production finance work for specific project(s) using a combination of detailed accounting and financial planning strategies. They will provide both general and specialized analysis support. while working with discretion as to the work details on assignments that cover a variety of projects. The Production Financial Analyst also works closely with VFX Producers, production staff and other departments including general accounting, legal and FP&A.

Primary Responsibilities

Collaboration and Teamwork are keywords for the Production Finance Analyst. On any given day, you might:

  • Assist Producers in managing all financial aspects of StageCraft Projects.

  • Budget and Estimate Final Cost (EFC) Reports.

  • Weekly status reports for the VFX Producer and Executive Management.

  • Prepare weekly billings for re-billable costs as required.

  • Review weekly detail reports for accuracy and makes reclassification as required.

  • Prepare multi project "portfolio" reporting for Executive Management.

  • Participate in designing the production/finance workflow for StageCraft.

  • Work with legal to assure contracts are in place and contractual terms are as followed.

  • Provide show information needed for facility forecasting and planning.

  • Prepare cost analyses and other special reports as needed.

  • Work on non - StageCraft projects as needed, including partnering with other ILM Facilities in developing budgets, EFC and weekly status reports. 

Job Requirements 

  • Experience in [Finance] or you have gained that experience by working in our industry. 

  • Experience in (or entertainment/advertising industries) production finance accounting experience in a multi-currency environment.

  • A deep understanding of accounting principles.

  • Expert proficiency in Excel.

  • Experience with IT applications such as Oracle (Oracle Projects.) TM1 experience a plus.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines. Focused on continuing improvements to the organization in striving for excellence.

  • Must be flexible, adaptable to working in a creatively driven environment. Handles challenging issues with diplomacy. Able to facilitate cross-functional problem-solving.

  • Strategic business partnering approach. Open and direct communication style, good listening skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Highly motivated, seasoned, and self-assured.

  • A well-developed sense of humor, which helps to bring perspective and energy to the team.

  • An understanding of the Visual Effects production process is a plus, but not required

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.