Deadline Sep 09 , 2019

Assistant Production Accountant Fast Track Training Programme 2019

  • Owner: The Production Guild
  • Location: UK-wide
  • Age: 18+
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Are you an assistant production accountant or new production accountant working in film or TV wishing to progress your career to the next level or consolidate your knowledge? This 10-day course is designed to both multi-skill and prepare you for work across both high-end TV drama and film. It will run across five weekends, from 28 September to 24 November, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Park. 

This programme has been created to support the need for more highly skilled production accountants in both high-end TV drama and the feature film sectors. It is heavily subsidised by the ScreenSkills Film and High-end TV Skills Funds, with contributions from UK film and high-end TV productions, and is being delivered by the Production Guild in partnership with ITV Studios.

High-end TV drama training will encompass accounting practices and procedures unique to episodic production, including simultaneous cost-tracking of consecutive episodes at prep, shoot and post-production stages, cost reporting across an episode and a series, amort and pattern budgeting, using patterns to create episode budgets, the accounting systems used by different broadcasters, running payroll for high-end TV drama and managing rate expectations of returning crews on recommissioned projects.

Film production accounting training will develop the skills to enable them to work on studio pictures as well as smaller independent films, including using Movie Magic to budget and forecast costs; professional obligations when working on bonded productions; proficiency in film accounting software; working in multiple currencies and running payroll for film productions.

This programme is led by experienced Production Accountants and trainers, Lucy Drake (high-end TV) and Becca Wolf (film).

In addition to the 10 days of classroom training, trainees will also be offered one-to-one mentoring and development support to help progress their careers to the next level.

How to apply

The scheme is designed for mid-career level applicants and relies on applicants having enough experience and knowledge to be able to move up to work effectively at the production accountant level by the end of the programme. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have at least two production credits on either high-end TV dramas or feature film.

To access the application form and guidance notes please click the 'Apply now' button. The application deadline is Monday, 9 September at 12:00pm.

All fully completed applications received by the deadline will be assessed on merit using the information provided on the application form.  Successful applicants will be informed no later than Friday 13 September.

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