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Internal Application: Assistant Production Accountant

Production Management | New York, NY | Contract and Temporary

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for an Assistant Production Accountant to support children’s television shows


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintaining the workflow of the Accounting Department
  • Auditing and Coding incoming invoices, check requests, and p-card envelopes
  • Obtaining the proper backup for payment such as approval, additional receipts, W-9s, and ACH payment details
  • Establishing or updating vendor accounts for multiple project seasons in various stages of production and working with vendors to properly invoice to each legal entity.
  • Periodically audit the general ledger’s New York State Film tax Credit Program coding and update or revise as needed to maintain an up to date record of the production’s incentive standing
  • Work with the Production Accountant to maintain the digital filing system in accordance with industry accepted standards for auditability and that will serve as the total repository of all work done during the remote-work phase.
  • Provide on-site studio and office financial support when needed
  • Prepare EFT and Wire Transfers for supervisor release
  • Provides ad-hoc financial analyses
  • Participate in Tax Credit Application preparation and audit


Consults with: 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Legal Affairs
  • Line Producer
  • Producers
  • Production Managers
  • Production Coordinators
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll
  • Crew
  • Vendors



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of work in TV Production Accounting
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word,
  • Movie Magic Budgeting a must
  • PSL accounting experience a must
  • Cast and Crew Payroll experience preferred
  • Experience with New York State Tax Credits preferred
  • Experience with Cashet, JPMorgan Access, Concur Invoice Processing, NetSuite, JournyX Time Reporting, and other Production Accounting programs a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity