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Director, Production Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012555 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Century Studios Date posted Aug. 26, 2021

Job Summary:


20th Century Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


The Director, Production Finance is responsible for assisting the VP, Production Finance in the day to day operations of the finance department, utilizing their deep understanding of production accounting, the film making process, and in particular, all aspects of complex multinational long-form content. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with a variety of Feature Film productions (both foreign and domestic), managing production incentives, studio reporting, and accounting teams in the field. The Director, Production Finance must also be familiar with and accustomed to working in environments with high levels of confidentiality, and be able to provide quick and accurate analysis for a variety of complex and evolving production challenges. 


  • Works with VP, Production Finance to source and hire location production accounting teams for projects (including Disney, Disney+, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures)
  • Anticipates production finance set up needs and works integrally with various studio departments (tax, legal, labor relations, etc.) to implement systems and workflow in international and domestic jurisdictions
  • Works with budgeting department and Studio Executives to prepare initial budget drafts and cost summaries for projects
  • Reviews work in progress / final budgets, and Cost Report EFC’s for accuracy, providing coverage of concerns to the VP, Production Finance and Production, VFX and Post Production Executives
  • Liaise with freelance production accountants to ensure financial operations of show follow legal/ tax production structure in order to maximize tax incentives.
  • Oversees preparation of production incentive filings for all entities and regions
  • Continually evaluates policy and procedure based on necessary compliance, audit review, and periodic changes in the location environment(s) – inclusive of tax, payroll and banking considerations
  • Manages multiple production accounting teams through everyday challenges of production across multiple projects
  • Leads in-house field audits for projects under $100M gross
  • Manages the production funding processes on Long-form projects from end to end – including Foreign Currency pre-buy purchase planning and hedging
  • Reconciles all funding and Production Incentives between production and corporate
  • Reviews SAP Y-bill activity and liaises with project accountants; submits to productions for inclusion in cost
  • Provides support to VP, Production Finance on special projects, as required


  • 10+ years of experience in Feature Film production accounting required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, versatility and reliability are critical
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be flexible, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to prioritize work and be very detail oriented
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Production Accounting Software (PSL+, Global Vista, SmartAccounting) and Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • SAP knowledge/skills a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About 20th Century Studios:

Twentieth Century Studios Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the No 1. Series on all of broadcast, NBC’s THIS IS US; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and No. 1 comedy LAST MAN STANDING, ABC’s five-time Emmy Award-winner MODERN FAMILY, FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS, in addition to dozens of others. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for acclaimed and award-winning series including AMERICAN CRIME STORY, HOMELAND, THE AMERICANS, SONS OF ANARCHY, GENIUS and POSE. The studio’s content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with 20th Century Studios, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Century Studios.

20th Century Studios is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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