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Director Production Finance

Category: Other
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Lucasfilm

The Director of Production Finance will be responsible for assisting the VP of Production Finance in the day to day operations of the feature production finance department including oversight of development/post accountant and finance coordinator. In this role, you must be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of handling complex multinational tent pole feature productions. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with tent pole features, managing regional incentives, foreign regional production and management of large accounting teams in the field. The Director of Production Finance must also be familiar with and accustomed to working in an environments with high levels of secrecy and confidentiality, plus be able to provide quick, accurate analysis with a high level of accuracy.

Directs the production funding processes from end to end
Audits, compares show requests against cash flows
Prepares, submits all funding requests to corporate
Reconciles all funding between production and corporate

Reviews SAP Y-bill activity and liaises with project accountants; submits to productions
Oversee preparation of production incentive filings for all entities, regions.
Manages ACA compliance for all productions.
Provides support to VP, Production Finance by acting as Jr. Finance Executive on one of the several active projects. Train up to independent oversight of one feature project per year in future years.
Oversees the preparation of weekly management reporting
Assists VP, Production Finance in the preparation of the annual plan and quarterly forecasts.
Responsible for continual evaluation of policy and procedure based on necessary compliance, audit review and periodic changes in the location environment.
Responsible for ensuring compliance training is completed by all location accounting staff
Completes special projects as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with a minimum of 10 years of production accounting experience with 5 years in a supervisory capacity
Five plus years of experience in large tent pole feature production accounting
Demonstrated organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills and proficiency in Windows, Excel, MS Word, Vista Classic, Global Vista, PSLOne required. SAP knowledge/skills helpful
Diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, versatility and reliability are critical
Must be flexible and have the ability to work well as part of a team
Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with all levels of personnel
Ability to prioritize work and very detail oriented
Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Additional Requirements:

Candidate will be required to spend the majority of their time working on a computer
Must be willing to immediately relocate to San Francisco Bay Area.

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