Manager, Production Finance

Finance London, United Kingdom


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Based in our Holborn office, we have a great opportunity for a Manager within Production Finance / Production Analysis to join our finance team. The ideal candidate will have a developed understanding of accountancy and analysis and an advanced understanding of the Visual Effects production process.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working with global production finance teams to ensure consistency in production reporting & analysis and enforcing best practices
  • Partnering with VFX Producers in strategic planning, providing general and specialized analysis
  • Overseeing production finance, analysis and forecasting for the UK’s portfolio of projects on a monthly and weekly reporting cycle.
  • Development and management of UK production analysts
  • Support producers in the bidding process of a project, as well as vetting bids before being sent to a client.
  • Manage team of analysts and oversee budget and Estimated Final Cost (EFC) reporting. Work with global teams to ensure consistent reporting and streamlined workflow.
  • Produce weekly portfolio report for local and global projects along with analysis.
  • Oversee / prepare monthly revenue recognition reports.
  • Oversee monthly local & global forecasting reports for projects remaining lifetime
  • Assist production and executive production in managing budgets, cost & labour reports.
  • Prepare cost analysis and other special reports as needed.
  • Assist production with bidding for new projects as well as final financial vetting before bid goes to client.
  • Prepare/oversee weekly billings for re-billable costs as required.
  • Review weekly detail reports for accuracy and make reclassification as required.
  • Work with legal to assure local & global contracts are in place, contractual terms are followed, and payment schedules are issued in accordance with best practices.
  • Support strategic planning initiatives
  • Oversee onboarding, coaching and training of UK Production analysts.
  • Maintain UK production accounting records with assistance from team.

Required Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Strong and proven analytical skills required.
  • Management experience of high level skilled staff required.
  • Numerical Degree is strongly encouraged.
  • Ability to self-manage, multitask, be resourceful and meet strict deadlines.
  • Experience working with large amounts of data and databases; backend database experience desired.
  • Proven professional financial experience, some of which gained in a Feature or similar entertainment industry production finance/accounting environment.
  • Expert proficiency in Excel.
  • Experience with IT applications such as Oracle (Oracle Projects.) TM1 experience a plus.
  • Proven background in effectively dealing with multiple stakeholders
  • Focused on continuing improvements to the organization.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable to working in creatively driven environment.
  • Business partnering approach. Open and direct communication style, good listening skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.