Production Accountant
Double Negative
Vancouver, Canada
8d ago


This is a pivotal role linking the communication of all financial information between the Producers across all our VFX projects and the senior leadership team.

As part of the finance team based in Vancouver, you will support the Producers of multiple projects helping them to make financial decisions, and ensuring that spending is kept in line with budgets, as well as putting the show finances in context.

A business-critical position, you will be responsible for advising on the potential financial implications and consequences of key strategic decisions relating to shows, as well as analysing the performance of each project throughout it’s lifecycle.

You will also contribute to the medium and long-term financial forecasts and planning, and produce project appraisals and evaluations.

You will have the scope to create, design and implement processes to make the communication of financial information run smoothly, as well as shaping the compilation and presentation of reports.

Role responsibilities

  • Perform cost analysis of films using company tools
  • Support producers in preparing weekly detailed revenue and cost estimates
  • Provide Analysis to the Executive Producer and General Manager on the margins of each show
  • Partner and collaborate with production accountants from other locations / time zones
  • Controlling, recording and reconciling costs to ensure cost control and preparing regular costs and progress reports for management
  • Month end closing
  • Providing analysis to Producers on opportunities and risks with changes to shows
  • Report, forecast and analyse all future revenues and tax credits and film projects
  • Liaise with senior management to continually improve systems for monitoring and controlling all vfx costs
  • Provide ad-hoc administrative support to film production department
  • Produce regular cost projection reports and analysis on all film projects
  • Building and maintaining data sheets for use by various departments across the business
  • Must have

  • Working towards a CPA designation
  • Minimum 3-4 years relevant work experience
  • A commercial mind, with strong modelling and analytical skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Sumifs etc.) and abilities to create and work in complex financial models
  • Experience in building relationships and communicating with senior leaders and executives
  • Ability to discuss financial issues with both fellow professionals and those with limited financial background
  • Nice to have

  • Experience working in VFX / Film industry
  • Knowledgeable and interested in the VFX and post-production competitive landscape
  • About You

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results
  • Confidence to collaborate with various stakeholders such as HR, Production, IT, and Management
  • Strong financial analysis / interpretation skills
  • About Us

    We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.

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