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Executive Director, Production Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012739 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business 20th Television Date posted Oct. 05, 2021

Job Summary:


20th Television

Twentieth 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.


The Executive Director – Production Finance assists in budgeting upcoming projects, tracks production costs and supervises the on-site accounting teams.  This position oversees mainly single-camera one-hour dramatic series for cable and SVOD.  This position supervises the inhouse Production Analyst along with the Accounting staffs in the field to make sure the shows are following policies and procedures. The Executive Director must make sure the shows are wrapped timely, accurately and turned over with a clean Trial Balance.   In addition to preparing budgets and reviewing cost reports for timely and accurate cost reporting, the candidate will prepare other reports and analyses on an ad-hoc basis.  The ideal candidate must have strong international budgeting skills, knowledge of the various union contracts, and strong leadership skills. Some travel will be required to audit productions in the field.


  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required.
  • Oversight over cash flows in multiple currencies.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast environment to meet deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in budgeting international and domestic single camera shows.
  • Extensive knowledge of union contracts including Canada and other foreign locations.
  • Able to read scripts, break them down and prepare budgets using Movie Magic Budgeting on a timely basis.
  • Knowledge of tax incentive and work with the Manager of Film Incentives.
  • Knowledge of day-to-day operations on a productions.
  • Review hot cost, cost reports and production reports for accuracy.
  • Must be able to attend meetings and communicate with producers and senior management.
  • Provide backup and billing for breakage items to Accounts Receivable and track billback items for shows.
  • Complete special projects for corporate, legal affairs, business affairs, labor relations and human resources for research and negotiations.
  • Collaborate with the in-house production teams to determine and implement production strategies and logistics.
  • Must work overtime including some weekends.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field (production) mandatory plus 8 years of experience in television required.
  • Must possess excellent communication and supervisory skills.
  • Must be proficient on PSL/Vista accounting system, Excel, MS Word and Peoplesoft.

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 Television:

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 Television, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Television.

20th Television 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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