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Head of Production Finance, Original Movies

Head of Production Finance, Original Movies

Job ID 
US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
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Job Description

Amazon Studios is the original film and television development and production arm of Our movies include, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, and THE BIG SICK. Our television projects include award winning comedy series TRANSPARENT, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, and Drama Series MAN IN THE CASTLE.

This position will support the production finance team as the lead for all Amazon Original Movie related projects in this fast growing film business. This is an exciting opportunity to join the production finance team at an early, high growth stage and have ownership of production accounting and production finance functions and be involved with all Amazon Original Movies projects from development, production, to delivery.

A successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, creation, development, and integration of innovative solutions, internal controls and financial reporting processes. The individual will also be charged with overseeing the month end financial reporting process, technical accounting research and documentation, and account reconciliation review. This position will team with the business partners throughout the studio to develop industry leading processes with respect to studio production finance.
Position Initiatives:
· Implement industry best production accounting practices for the studio project portfolio, including:
· Hiring and managing accounting teams for productions and ensuring they are following studio guidelines.
· Managing development budget and payments.
· Documentation of key process flows with an emphasis on improving process controllership and efficiency.
· Working with Global Financial Systems and Operations teams to implement effective solutions.
· Partnering with the business to scope and implement studio production finance and accounting solutions

This position is located in Santa Monica, California.

Basic Qualifications

· Accounting, finance, or quantitative undergraduate degree
· 6+ years experience in finance/accounting or combination of accounting and business with a significant portion in the film and television production industry.
· Ability to effectively research, conclude on and communicate technical accounting topics.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to lead teams effectively across business lines.
· Experience implementing and improving business process and systems.
· Ability to work independently in a fast-paced high volume environment
· Advanced knowledge of various production accounting software: MediaWeb, Vista, PSL, Ease

Preferred Qualifications

· Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
· Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and database management
· Highly motivated, analytical, proactive and self-sufficient
· Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously
· Must be able to work independently and team up with various divisions
· Able to earn the trust and respect of clients and coworkers
· Strong organization and time management skills