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Payroll Accountant - Animation


Los Angeles, CA 10-02-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Role:

The Payroll Accountant position for Feature Film and Series Animation will be based in our Burbank Office and be a key strategic partner with the Production Accountant and Assistant Accountant in the execution of the production plans and show budgets that represent the creative vision of the film makers. They will be instrumental in maintaining accurate payroll accounting records and adhering to accepted procedures for all production payroll operations / payments.

• Responsible for accurate and timely payroll, including but not limited to: base pay, payroll taxes, union pension, health & welfare contributions, statutory and guild requirements for crew and voice talent, domestic & international
• Execute payroll setup processes for new shows and handling of voiceover payrolls in coordination with production teams and casting department
• Responsible for onboarding all union cast and crew through outside payroll service providers
• Maintain fringe rates and tables with outside payroll companies, and ensure they accurately reflect benefit costs associated with animation crew
• Reconcile payroll data as needed between outside payroll systems and internal accounting systems
• Communicate between production, vendors, employees, corporate payroll, content accounting and unions
• Support Production Accountant as needed to maintain the accuracy of each production's labor costs
• Investigate and resolve open issues with payroll in a timely process
• Interface with production crew to answer questions and problem solve payroll issues in a timely and constructive manner
• Aid in Production Audits throughout the life of the production

Qualifications and Experience
• Production payroll and accounting experience required
• Union / Guild experience desired; experience with IATSE (839, 700) SAG and WGA a plus
• Knowledge of standard Accounting and Financial practices
• Knowledge of CG and 2D Animation filmmaking processes a plus
• Knowledge of accounting, production finance and spreadsheet applications required; knowledge of Google suite products a plus
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Company Profile

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.