Our growing finance community is hiring! As an Assistant Production Accountant, you will be embedded within our production departments working closely with the Production Management teams.
Supporting the Doctors production, you will work with the Production Accountant in managing financial control, and ensure the delivery of timely and accurate financial information to support effective cost management.
If you’re a finance professional seeking to further develop your skills in a rapidly growing, fast paced and rewarding environment, then this role is for you.
Who we are:
BBC Studios is a global business of scale, able to fund, create, distribute and commercialise premium content for the BBC and other companies both in the UK and internationally. Working with the best writers, directors, and programme-makers, BBC Studios champions creativity, crafting over 2500 hours of content every year through eight production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. And that’s not all, BBC Studios are a committed partner to the UK’s thriving independent production community, as well as other broadcasters and digital platforms, delivering content that showcases the best of British and Global talent, stamped with the hallmark of quality. Our content encompasses a uniquely broad range of specialisms from Entertainment, Music, and Live Events to Natural History, Drama, Comedy, and Children’s & Education.
- Record transactions in the production’s books of prime entry and general ledger, and assist the preparation of weekly cost reports based on the costs recorded in the BBC’s main accounting system.
- Establish and review production records in order to assist with the overall cost control of the Doctors production.
- Maintain a purchase order log, ensure all transactions are entered accurately in the appropriate accounting system, resolve any instances of incorrect charges and liaise with external BBC suppliers.
- Provide administrative support with the booking and payment of freelance crew and Supporting Artists.
- Processing expense claims, prepare weekly finance and expenditure reports and produce petty cash and bank reconciliations.
- Monitor and check that costs are appropriately authorised, retain appropriate supporting documentation of all production transactions and ensure audit trails are maintained.
The Ideal Candidate
- Vocational training/experience within financial or accountancy field.
- Understanding of basic accounting principles, practice, controls and compliance requirements.
- Able to present and communicate finance information in a clear and concise written and verbal format to finance and non-finance people.
- Numerate with analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Computer literacy in key computer packages such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
- Experience in working in a production environment within a media organisation
- Working towards recognised accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent
So, does this role sound like you? Apply today to get started.
#youmakethebbcJob ID 36156825472 Date posted 13/09/2022 Location Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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