Departmental accounting on feature films
This course is run over half a day
This course will cover the analysis of budget, comparison of costs to budget, creating a miniature cost report to report the position and how to forecast final costs from limited information. It will explore ways to communicate financial information to creatives and how to get valuable information from them. It will also cover ways of finding out information as well as how to interpret that information.
Who is this for?
This is a course for assistant accountants who might find themselves being made responsible for an entire departmental budget. It will look at the role of the construction accountant and VFX accountant and ways to monitor departmental budgets such as set dec or SFX.
How will it benefit my career?
At the end of the course the assistant should have a better idea of how to manage a departmental budget and how to report that information in a timely and useful manner to the Production Accountant/Financial Controller.
In 2005, I gave up a career as a qualified accountant to start again as a trainee in Production Accounting. I have worked my way up to Financial Controller over that time working in most roles within the accounts department on my way. I have worked on projects of all sizes from micro-budgets to the studio blockbusters, experiencing all levels of rules and regulations.
Excellent presentation and process, very knowledgeable and informative. Far exceeded expectations!
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