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Production Accountant – First Media – Los Angeles, CA

Company: First Media

Address: Los Angeles, CA

  • Full Time

First Media

First Media is a millennial focused media company and one of the top 10 publishers on Facebook, with 1.6 billion monthly views and 120M+ fans on social media. We are seeking a hard-working and experienced Production Accountant to join our Finance & Accounting team. This role will report to our Controller.


  • Partner with the cross functional teams to assist with creating production schedules and budgets
  • Track expenses against budgets, input receipts and reconcile statements/accounts
  • Manage, monitor and review all costs hitting projects including labor, materials, against invoices, credit cards, and petty cash
  • Support line producers and production managers in setting up cost report templates for new projects
  • Provide accurate, detailed and timely cost reports and provide variances to budgets
  • Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to both Producers and cross functional teams during the life cycle of a production
  • Prepare and review production cost reports and report consolidated findings to production and finance executives on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Assist in obtaining all production accounting studio deliverables at delivery completion
  • Input expenses based on chart of accounts and reconcile on a periodic basis
  • Ensure purchases are properly controlled and authorized and that invoices are recorded and paid, including managing credit cards
  • A solid understanding of payroll process and labor law
  • Enter invoices and expenses into Netsuite and obtain approvals for payment
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Production Accounting experience required
  • Experience with show accounting for television series a plus
  • Handles confidential information with a high degree of discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Professional in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors and others
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and accounting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
First Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.

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