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Production Accountant - Temporary

Finance: Project Finance | New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

About Sesame Workshop


Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at

Please note that this is a temporary role located in our New York City Headquarters. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

·       Audit 3rd party cost reports, prepare and upload 3rd party production costs and communicate with Production Accountant if any documentation is missing

·       Provide monthly production Cost Reports to Production team for review

·       Provide Project Finance with EFC revisions for Quarterly Estimate reporting on all projects involving Domestic Production

·       Maintain Project Checking Account and maintain account balance

·       Generate CASHet invoice to replenish prepaid cards and send checks via UPS, reconcile accounts and act as administrator of accounts

·       Enter all budgets into Movie Magic Budgeting.

·       Set up new vendor watchlist paperwork, tag all A/P and Journal Entries with 1099 code, ensure 1099 vendors have EIN in PS record

·       Manage the weekly payroll distributions for productions (including WGA writers), upload Cast & Crew payroll in PSL

·       Cash Flows as needed

·       Process invoices and generate weekly check runs

·       Prepare EFT and Wire Transfers for supervisor release and create manual JEs to record transactions

·       Manage Chart of Accounts maintenance and identify reclasses

·       Provide ad-hoc financial analyses and on-site financial support when needed

·       Manage a billing and payment schedule for each series

·       Maintain all physical and electronic records of PSL transactions



Consults with: 

·       3rd Party Partners

·       Corporate Finance

·       Legal Affairs

·       Line Producer

·       Producers

·       Production Managers

·       Human Resources

·       Payroll


Critical Position Behaviors:

·       Detail Oriented

·       Confidentiality

·       Organized

·       Flexibility/Adaptability 

·       Team Player 

·       Results Oriented 

·       Works Independently


·       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+