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Production Accountant


Montreal, QC 09-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
MPC is a leading player in VFX & responsible for creating some of the phenomenal affects for legendary titles such as Disney's The Lion King & The Jungle Book, Blade Runner 2049, & the X Men series. We have studios all over the globe with teams of creative experts & cutting edge digital knowhow.

This is a fast pace, successful business where a passion for films is key as well as an ability to analyze & question numbers across a wide spectrum whilst business partnering to the operational side of the business & ensuring financial compliance is adhered to.

The role will be responsible for all aspects of Project Accounting for the Montreal studio; responsible for forecasting & tracking actual project costs, as well as providing financial support to all producers & other stakeholders in Global sites.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Show / Production:
• Perform cost analysis of projects using existing toolset.
• Develop & improve existing toolsets to drive efficiencies & create better control processes around Revenue Recognition, Financial Forecasting & Project Financials.
• Support producers to;
o Prepared detailed cost estimates for the run of the projects & provide insight on opportunities & risks.
o Provide bidding & financial support. Report & analyze the profitability of bids. Quality check & approval
o Produce regular cost projection reports & analysis on all projects.
o In providing financial reconciliation of their additional costs.
o Calculate Film Tax Rebate implications because of moving work across different sites.
o Forecast & update project payment schedule changes.
• Provide analysis to MD, Executive Producers & other stakeholders on project profitability and opportunities & risks
• Build & maintain data sheets for use by various departments across the business.
• Report, forecast & analyze future revenues & cost projections for Montreal projects.
• Provide ad-hoc administrative support to the production department.

Prepare & present the following reporting:
• Weekly
o Project P&Ls –reviewed with Producers, presented to Finance Team & Executive Producers.
o Ensure project alignment between international studios.
• Biweekly
o Cash Forecasting- Prepare & present bi-weekly
o Payroll reconciliation (bi-weekly) – prepared / presented to other Production Accountants.
• Monthly
o Month end revenue recognition – prepared & presented to finance team.
o Ensure revenue recognition process is followed to audit standards & provide audit with the relevant documentation.
o Variance Analysis – perform analysis & commentary to finance team.
o Provide Direct/Indirect labor analysis & forecast for the Montreal facility.
• AdHoc
o Perform tax incentive & eligible labor calculations as well as crew lists for Technicolor Tax Accountant for each project.
• Yearly
o Perform annual budget revenues & direct margin for the studio.


Required Skills:
• Possess a flair for numbers with an ability to think big-picture whilst maintaining attention to detail.
• Ability to effectively communicate with both financial & non-financial stakeholders.
• Excellent analytical, written & verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to be proactive & self-driven with the capacity to work in a dynamic environment.
• A team player with ability to trouble-shoot & collaborate with business partners such as Production, Business Development, Workforce Planning & HR.
• High level of professionalism, integrity & commitment.
• Ability to manage their time & prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results.

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Sumifs etc.).
• Ability to create & work in complex financial models.

• Undergraduate degree in Accounting / Business / Commerce.
• Recognized professional accounting qualification.
• VFX industry knowledge is an advantage but not required.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqq48m-44-197-198-214-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.