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Internal Application: Lead Production Accountant

Production Management | New York, NY | Contract

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Lead Production Accountant to support children’s television shows.

Please note:  This is a non-union position at will be freelance for up to 26 weeks. This position may be part-time for the first few weeks until the show is in full production.  60 hours guaranteed per week.  Candidates should be local.  

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Code invoices from filmmakers for AP data entry based on provided Final Cost Reports in compliance with NYS Tax Program guidance to obtain tax credits
  • Provide bi-weekly production Cost Reports to Line Producer, Senior Production Accounting Manager, and VP Production Management
  • Provide PSL GL Detail to Line Producer for tracking
  • Enter EFC revisions for Show and related sub-budgets
  • Export Monthly PSL GL detail to map to Sesame Workshop NetSuite GL Import Template
  • Maintain Project Checking Account, PCard distribution, and Petty Cash reporting
  • Provide on-site financial support when needed
  • Set-up house accounts with re-occurring vendors
  • Manage the weekly payroll distributions
  • Cash Flows as needed
  • Process invoices and generate weekly check runs
  • Prepare EFT and Wire Transfers for supervisor release
  • Prepare bank reconciliations
  • Manage Chart of Accounts maintenance
  • Provides ad-hoc financial analyses
  • Manage a billing and payment schedule
  • Advise Production on tax credit-related processes and issues
  • 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



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 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 a must
  • Experience with New York State Tax Credits a must
  • Experience with PCards, JPMorgan Access, Concur, NetSuite,  and other Production Accounting programs a plus


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