Sat 29th Jan 9:30am - Sat 5th Mar 2022 5pm

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We are pleased to announce a third round of ScreenSkills Step up to Production Accountant in Film in association with The Production Guild training. The project is supported by ScreenSkills.

NB Applications will open in early December 2021

The course will commence on Saturday 29th January 2022, and run across six Saturdays. Each session will be from 9.30am to 5pm. 

There is no fee for attending the course.

This course will be run remotely using Zoom.

Course Overview

This programme will support assistant production accountants in their transition to the production accountant role and enable them to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to step up. It will also seek to support new production accountants and help increase their confidence and broaden their knowledge, filling any skills gaps that they may have become apparent as they have stepped up.

During this training participants will:

  • Gain clear insight and understanding of the role and responsibilities of the production accountant
  • Be tutored and guided by experienced and established production accountants/financial controllers
  • At the end of the course, each participant will also receive three hours of coaching from a respected industry film production accountant or financial controller. Guidance and support will be also be given from tutors, the Production Guild and their peers.

Who is the course aimed at?

This six-day course is designed for experienced assistant production accountants working in film who wish to progress their careers to the next level and aims to support their transition to production accountant positions in the film sector.

What the course covers:

This training scheme will build upon existing knowledge with newly acquired skills, taught by established and leading financial controllers / production accountants and will cover:

  • the role of the production accounting
  • accounting software
  • insurance and taxation
  • payroll and contracting
  • Movie Magic Budgeting
  • filing and petty cash
  • Covid responsibilities
  • VAT and tax relief
  • people management
  • mental health awareness

Applications will open in early December. If you would like to be alerted about the date please email [javascript protected email address]


Great course and great tutors. I’m definitely more confident in taking the next step. I have learnt a lot and also gained a more in depth knowledge of what I already knew. Also great way to meet crew on the same path and share our knowledge with each other. Matthew Kilpatrick 

The Production Guild, as always have provided a great course, covering every topic you need to know about when Stepping up to Production Accountant level. The opportunity was truly valued, and I will take the knowledge from the course with me, which will enable me to feel more confident in my decision when the opportunity arises to step up. Kyren Parker

A very well-designed course, taught by very approachable and knowledgeable trainers ….now it’s time to put it all into practice ----- Watch out Accounts World!!!!! Nichola Kerr

It is so important to learn from people who inspire and encourage you – and this is what I found in this course. I’m so grateful to Becca, Ruby and the guest speakers for their honesty, sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of their experience. Kathleen Lambie

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