Financial Analyst, Contingent Compensation
Los Angeles, CA
The Development Associate will be responsible for managing above-the-line development payments, activity on films in research & development, and providing studio tracking and analysis. You should have a strong focus on organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be quick-thinking, adaptable to change, able to juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time, is self-motivated, and highly competent in union and guild production payroll. You must have the ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight time-frames in a fast-paced environment. This role will work closely with the Netflix Business, Legal and Production Finance teams, in addition to Labor Relations, Content Acquisition and the show accountants.
• Proactively review and evaluate the contractual financial obligations of agreements and deal memos for above-the-line talent (Actors, Writers, Producers, Non-Writing Producers, Directors, Line Producers and Casting Directors)
• Prepare time cards and payment schedules for above-the-line talent and facilitate timely and accurate payments through payroll companies, Netflix Studios, and/or the individual show accountants
• Create and maintain complete organization of payments within a cloud-based document management system
• Liaise with productions regarding delivery of key documentation to ensure payments are made in a timely fashion
• Maintain the tracking of film development spend and commitments in tandem with studio finance and other cross-functional teams for quarter-end reporting
• Act as internal and external point-of-contact for all payment related questions
• Ensure above-the-line payroll start paperwork is received, complete and accurate
• Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise
• Assist in researching, developing and testing new technologies that provide the next generation of contract administration and production finance tools and determine how and when to best incorporate into the production accounting workflow
• Candidates must have experience in production payroll, business affairs, legal or contract administration at a major studio
• Solid understanding of the payroll process and above-the-line union labor agreements (DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA)
• Ability to read and understand legal contracts and articulate issues using creative, production or financial context.
Due to the nature and scope of this role, we will need to run a background check on you prior to starting with us.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw77m2-35-172-136-29-42 in your application.