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DreamWorks - Production Finance Lead
Film Features Animation Support
From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.
to see our latest animated film and television productions.
DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
Partner with the Production leadership to create and manage production schedules and budgets that deliver films on budget
Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to both Production and Studio Management during the life cycle of a film.
Understand and aid in solving budgeting and staffing issues.
Collaborate with Show leadership to measure production health against quotas, milestones, complexity goals and budget and create executive summaries that headline those measurements.
Adapt to changing scenarios, anticipate problems and recommend solutions to Show leadership, while maintaining Studio objectives.
Clearly and concisely communicate issues and collaborate with Production Leadership to problem solve using active listening and knowledge of the animation production process
Provide accurate, detailed and timely cost reports, cash flow and headcount forecasts, Staffing Profiles, and Vista reconciliations
Comply with all Studio procedures for POs, invoices, checks and time card approvals
Collaborate with Production Finance team to establish best practices, maintain consistency across shows and provide maximum efficiency
Direct and approve all staffing documents including Open Reqs, Transfers, Loans, Terminations, Dismissal Pay, Vacation Payout and Bill Backs in a timely manner
Direct Assistant Production Accountant on all aspects of their job to ensure Studio compliance, accuracy and timely processing of all payments
Mentor and train Assistant Production Accountant to ensure strong work performance
Aid in communicating and implementing Studio-wide Production Finance initiatives
Reporting to Production Finance with dotted-line to Show Leadership
Project/Production based accounting experience a must.
Proficiency with Excel required. Experience with Vista preferred.
Business or Accounting degree preferred.
Animation experience preferred.
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