ScreenSkills HETV and film accounts industry transfer programme

Career stages
Early, Experienced
Film, High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded

Do you work in finance and love television and film? Would you like to join the growing and dynamic world of TV drama and film production?

ScreenSkills HETV and film accounts industry transfer programme is seeking talented  individuals who can fill a key skills shortage in TV and film production. This free training programme is funded by the ScreenSkills Film and High-end Television Skills Funds made up of contributions from high-end television productions and films made in the UK.

Participants will get extensive Zoom training sessions with a leading industry accountant plus an industry overview, interview tips and more. There will also be  can also apply for one of the 35 paid placements on TV Drama and Feature Films.

The course runs in Spring 2022 and there are 55 places available for the training.

So whether you are keen to change tack in your career or are returning to work after a break, apply now. The deadline is midnight on Monday 18 February 2022

Who it's for

We want to hear from accounts workers with at least one year’s paid experience in a responsible finance position anywhere in the UK

You’ll need to convince us you are serious about a career in television and film accounts and, if you successfully apply for one, be available for a 10-week paid placement after the course.

We are looking for candidates from all walks of the accounting world. You could be a CFO or a payroll assistant. 

You don’t need to have any TV or film experience, just a good head for numbers and a strong desire to work in a dynamic and creative industry.

Candidates will be keen to develop their skills to transition into high-end television and film. Although your first position in the industry might be relatively junior, hard work and drive are quickly and richly rewarded in this sector.

This is one of a range of initiatives aimed at recruiting new entrants and encouraging a more diverse workforce, including those returning to the industry after a career break.

What it covers

  • Overview of the industry and what role accountancy plays
  • Accounts Training (5 days - concurrent Saturdays)
  • Understanding a film unit
  • Q&A with cohort from AITP1
  • Q&A with production accountants
  • Q&A with senior finance controllers 
  • CV Writing and looking for your  own work 
  • Interview technique
  • Specific software training (eclipse)
  • Mentor calls (once on production)

The training will show you how to meet the specific demands of the industry, including:

  • Tracking costs of multiple consecutive episodes at the same time.
  • How to keep control of the figures before, during and after shooting
  • Reporting costs per episode and per series
  • Getting to grips with the different budgeting systems used in the industry
  • Running payroll for cast and crew

How to apply

Click ‘apply now’ to apply for your place. The deadline is midnight on Monday 18 February 2022.

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