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Lead Production Accountant – Sesame Workshop – New York, NY

Company: Sesame Workshop

Address: New York, NY

  • Full Time

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Lead Production Accountant to support children’s television shows.

Please note: This is a non-union position at will be freelance for up to 26 weeks. This position may be part-time for the first few weeks until the show is in full production. 60 hours guaranteed per week. Candidates should be local.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Code invoices from filmmakers for AP data entry based on provided Final Cost Reports in compliance with NYS Tax Program guidance to obtain tax credits

Provide bi-weekly production Cost Reports to Line Producer, Senior Production Accounting Manager, and VP Production Management

Provide PSL GL Detail to Line Producer for tracking

Enter EFC revisions for Show and related sub-budgets

Export Monthly PSL GL detail to map to Sesame Workshop NetSuite GL Import Template

Maintain Project Checking Account, PCard distribution, and Petty Cash reporting

Provide on-site financial support when needed

Set-up house accounts with re-occurring vendors

Manage the weekly payroll distributions

Cash Flows as needed

Process invoices and generate weekly check runs

Prepare EFT and Wire Transfers for supervisor release

Prepare bank reconciliations

Manage Chart of Accounts maintenance

Provides ad-hoc financial analyses

Manage a billing and payment schedule

Advise Production on tax credit-related processes and issues

Participate in Tax Credit Application preparation and audit

Consults with:
Corporate Finance

Legal Affairs

Line Producer


Production Managers

Production Coordinators

Human Resources



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

At least 10 years of work in TV Production Accounting

Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word,

Movie Magic Budgeting a must

PSL accounting experience a must

Cast and Crew Payroll experience a must

Experience with New York State Tax Credits a must

Experience with PCards, JPMorgan Access, Concur, NetSuite, and other Production Accounting programs a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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