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Rainmaker Recruiting Production Accounting Coordinator

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Production Accounting Coordinator

Category: Accounting
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


The Production Accounting Coordinator supports the Production Accountant with preparing cost reports, resource tracking, administration and the development of new budget templates. This role will also support the Finance team with the analysis and preparation of cost reports and budget variances.
Being a wiz with numbers will only get you so far in this position. The Production Accounting Coordinator also needs to be a problem solver and have excellent interpersonal skills, as this position works with a range of internal stakeholders, such as Line Producers and the Finance team.
This is a 6 month contract, likely with opportunities for further extension. It is a great learning opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in production accounting or production management in the film and animation industry.
An ideal candidate will likely have an interest in completing a financial accounting qualification, such as a CGA, or already be involved in such a course, perhaps on a part-time basis.


Generate bi-weekly cost reports for projects to track cost estimates and ensure adjustments are made in accordance to production changes
Meet with Line Producers to maintain detailed cost information and budget schedules, to ensure adequate funds are available and appropriately allocated to required resources for the project
Create, maintain, and update budget and production schedule templates to the needs of current and future productions
Examine budgets for completeness and accuracy
Prepare status reports, cost analyses and related reports.
Prepare variance analysis reports.
In conjunction with payroll, track and maintain employee vacation allowance for the studio.
May include additional duties related to production accounting.



1 year experience in a similar role, bookkeeping or junior accountant capacity; previous experience in an animation or project based industry an asset.


Strong interpersonal skills are required to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.
Ability to handle pressures of deadlines and problem solve with a solution orientated mindset.
Solid work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn.
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel.
Analytical mindset to interpret data and identify discrepancies.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
Efficient and detail oriented.

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