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Production Accountant

Production Management | New York, NY | Contract

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Production Accountant to support the production of new Live Action and Animated Series.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Audit 3rd party cost reports
  • Provide bi-weekly production Cost Reports to 3rd party funders
  • Provide Project Finance with EFC revisions for Quarterly Estimate reporting on all projects involving Domestic Production
  • Maintain Project Checking Account
  • Enter all budgets into Movie Magic Budgeting.
  • Provide on-site financial support when needed
  • Set up house accounts with re-occurring vendors
  • Run JournyX (Staff Allocations) Reports for all projects
  • Manage the weekly payroll distributions for productions.
  • 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 for each series

Consults with:

  • 3rd party Funders
  • Corporate Finance
  • Legal Affairs
  • Line Producer
  • Producers
  • Production Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of work in TV Production Accounting
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Movie Magic Budgeting a must
  • PSL accounting experience a must
  • Cast and Crew Payroll experience a must
  • Experience with Vista Accounting, PCards and other Production Accounting programs a plus