Director, Estimating

Time Warner, Inc. Burbank , CA 91506

Posted 2 weeks ago

What part will you play?

We are currently seeking a Director, Estimating for the TV Estimating department. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Creating pilot and series budgets for development projects.

  • Forecasting and preparing budgets for future seasons of series currently in production as well as any related ad hoc analysis as directed.

  • Supervising Production Accountants and Accounting Staffs on TV series and pilots in the preparation of budgets, cost reports and production cost variance reports.

  • Working closely with Production Executives and Business Affairs to manage all financial aspects of TV series and pilots from pre-production to wrap.

  • Keeping abreast on emerging production accounting software and industry technologies and trends and formulates proposals to incorporate and improve workflow efficiencies.

  • Supervising post-production activities including the preparation of budgets, cost analysis, coding of bills, and final cost estimates.

  • Approving journal entries and correcting distribution errors, supporting internal/external audit for TV series and pilots.

  • Monitoring domestic and foreign tax credit reporting for tax shelter/labor credit purposes.

  • Monitoring costs accumulated on outside job billings and development projects to ensure writer's payments, costs billed and payments received.

What do we require from you?

  • College preferred or extensive work experience as lead production accountant, 1st assistant and payroll experience also a plus.

  • 5+ years as lead accountant preferably in episodic television (scripted dramas and comedy).

  • Budgeting and cost reporting experience, distant location experience is a plus.

  • Familiarity with all phases of television production sufficient to estimate costs.

  • Knowledge of entertainment guild rules, accounting principles and procedures sufficient to review and ensure the accurate distribution of production costs.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with production executives, finance management and all levels of personnel.

  • Ability to prepare and present clear and accurate production budgets and production cost reports.

  • Ability to supervise professional and clerical subordinates locally, and on distant locations.

  • Dependable and able to work flexible hours and travel to locations if necessary.

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Director, Estimating

Time Warner, Inc.