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Production Accountancy for Film and TV

Tutors: Rory MacDermott, Production Accountant

Date: Monday, September 10th, 2018

Duration: 5 Days

Venue: Dublin Tbc

Cost: €350

Course Profile:

This five-day programme is aimed at assistant accountants seeking to up-skill into the role of Production Accountant; and producers, or other production grades that are interested in moving into the accounts departments.

The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of production accountancy.  It will provide a comprehensive overview of the Production Accountant role.

This course will be delivered and facilitated by Rory MacDermott with guest speakers delivering some essential elements throughout the five days. The following will be covered:

  1. Establishing Financial & Accounting Structures
  • Establishing the production structure
  • Suitable work space
  • Accounting software
  • Payroll software & procedures
  • Banking requirements – currency accounts, credit cards, online banking
  • Vendor Systems
  • Purchase Order systems
  • Procedures & interactions for all departments
  • Weekly work schedule
  • Set up Cost Reports
  1. Section 481
  • Overview
  • Application process
  • Budgets – global & eligible spend
  • Qualifying Expenditure
  • Flagging of expenditure
  • Final Reporting
  1. Budgeting
  • Detailed line by line run through
  • Fringes
  • Spend groupings
  1. Cashflow
  • Cashflow outgoings
  • Currency & Company splits
  1. Accounts Payable
  • Purchase Orders
  • Purchase Order log
  • Processing of invoices
  • Cheque requisitions
  • Invoice entry
  • Credit cards
  • VAT
  • Assets – flagging
  • File Organisation
  1. Petty Cash
  • Petty Cash floats
  • Petty cash log
  • Expenditure rules
  • Petty cash claims
  • Petty cash entry
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • File Organisation
  1. Payroll
  • Crew Payroll
  • Start Forms
  • Contracts
  • PAYE & Schedule D
  • File Organisation
  • Cast Payroll
  • Cast tax status
  • ROS
  1. Reports & Documents
  • Cost Reports
  • Trial Balance
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Shooting Schedules
  • DOOD ( Day out of Days )

Participant Profile:

This course is open to production accountants and assistants working in TV non-fiction considering moving to film and high end TV drama; Accountants and Accountant Technicians thinking of moving to film and TV production accounting.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV at by Tuesday the 21st of August 2018. For further details contact

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