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Production Accountant

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10084831 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Mar. 28, 2024

Job Summary:

Position Summary


The youngest of all the ILM studios, the India studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all projects. 


As we grow ILM India, we are seeking a Production Finance Analyst to be a member of our team and be a key part of this exciting opportunity. 


The Production Finance Analyst is responsible for the handling of complex production finance work for specific project(s), which requires an understanding of accounting principles. Works with discretion as to work details on assignments of a varied nature. Provides general and specialized analysis and reporting. Works closely with VFX Producers, production staff, and other departments including general accounting, legal, and FP&A.


What You’ll Do

  • Strategically partner with Executive Producers and VFX Producers in managing multi-currency budgets for multiple projects ranging from $1m to $100m. This likely includes partnering with financial analysts in other ILM studios to meet reporting deadlines and financial targets.

  • Shares knowledge with other members of the team

  • Prepares and reports scenario planning and cost projections, including estimating various regional tax incentives.

  • Provides guidance on accounting matters to Production Management

  • Responsible for accurate month end financial reporting, project forecasts to be included in the consolidated ILM Forecasts and Plan, and maintaining records for audit and variance explanation.

  • Prepares and presents quarterly project status presentations for Executive management and show key creatives.

  • Prepares routine weekly and ad hoc financial reporting to Exec Producers, Producers, and Executives.

  • Prepares billing detail and information for invoicing on contracts and rebillable projects.

  • Works with other ILM departments including Business Affairs, Talent Management, General Accounting, FP&A, Technology, etc

  • Is an active participant in the global finance department by providing input and taking on projects to improve processes and enforce best practices.

  • Analyzes data and creates summarizes and visual representations to make complex analysis easy to digest.


What We’re Looking For

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.


● Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

● At least 5-8 years of experience 

  • Accounting Experience

  • Experience in the entertainment industry with production finance/accounting experience in a multi-country environment.

● Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively with non-technical employees across the organization and at all levels.
  • Organized and systematic; decisive, plans well and manages priorities
  • Meticulous and careful with numbers
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident in ability to work effectively to deadlines

● Previous working experience in entertainment/media industry is a plus but not required



About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Lucasfilm Visual Effects (India) Private Limited, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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