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Associate, Production Finance


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Associate, Production Finance

Jobid 23768-379493

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 35699BR

**Job Title** Associate, Production Finance

**Business Segment** NBC Entertainment

**Sub-Business** NBC Ent Finance

**Posting Category** Finance

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Job Summary

Universal Television Studios is hiring a Production Finance Associate to enhance our robust UTV studio team. We seek a high-performing, motivated, conscientious professional who exhibits strong production accounting skills. You will be a part of a dynamic and creative UTV Production Finance team working directly with our production business units in the planning, financial administration and production of first class television programming.

The successful candidate should emphasize cross-functional collaboration with all business partners for process improvements and efficiencies, along with partnering closely with our internal teams, such as Production, Finance, Business Affairs, Legal, Post, Programming, etc. One must have a strong knowledge of entertainment industry production accounting and reporting. He/She should be self-motivated, proactive, able to pivot when necessary, thorough, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail.

Essential Responsibilities

+ Administer the financial on-boarding and off-boarding process for the various productions including performing pre-production, post and wrap accounting inclusive of reporting, payroll, A/P, petty cash, journal entries, p-card activity and collection of receivables & deposits. Other periodic activates include supporting the Production Finance Executive with studio breakage and recoupments, check deposits, cost allocations, initiating foreign wire requests, etc.

+ Champion evolving technologies and determine how to incorporate them into production finance workflows.

+ Schedule and coordinate initial finance kick-off and ongoing meetings for the various productions.

+ Communicate with Production Finance Executives and keep them abreast of any finance, production and accounting related issues.

+ Create, update and proactively maintain production finance documents and resources.

+ Serve as a bridge between freelance accounting departments and the studio to ensure both sides receive pertinent updates in a timely manner.

+ Finalize episodic cost reporting and perform final close procedures to ensure external and internal accounting records reconcile. This includes resolve any outstanding issues (including escheatments), management of documentation for retention and performing final closure of production ledgers.

+ Research and outreach to potential production locations, accounting crew hires and facilities globally.

+ Support ad hoc projects, training & development initiatives.


Technical Skills

+ Intermediate experience with Excel and other Microsoft / Apple products.

+ Advanced knowledge of Vista5, PSL, and Ease products.

+ SAP experience preferred but not required.Basic Qualifications

+ Education: BA/BS preferred

+ Minimum 2 years of film and/or television industry production finance or production accounting experience.Eligibility Requirements

+ Willingness to travel (domestic and international) and work extended hours if needed.

+ Must have work authorization to work in the United States.

+ Must be 18 years or older.

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics

+ Strong communication skills, written / verbal, and ability to interact with employees at all levels, including upper management.

+ Robust understanding of payroll and A/P process, Candidates are required to be highly analytical, as well as strong effective communicators.

+ He/she must thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of academic curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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