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Production Accountancy for Film & TV (Online)

Tutors: Rory Mac Dermott, Production Accountant

Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020

Duration: 5 half days (9.00 - 13.00)

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

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

The course will run over five half days: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April, 2020.

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 with particular emphasis on Reporting.

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

2. Section 481

  • Overview
  • Application process
  • Budgets – global & eligible spend
  • Qualifying Expenditure
  • Flagging of expenditure
  • Final Reporting

3. Budgeting

  • Detailed line by line run through
  • Fringes
  • Spend groupings

4. Cashflow

  • Cashflow outgoings
  • Currency & Company splits

5. Accounts Payable

  • Purchase Orders
  • Purchase Order log
  • Processing of invoices
  • Cheque requisitions
  • Invoice entry
  • Credit cards
  • VAT
  • Assets – flagging
  • File Organisation

6. Petty Cash

  • Petty Cash floats
  • Petty cash log
  • Expenditure rules
  • Petty cash claims
  • Petty cash entry
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • File Organisation

7. Payroll

  • Crew Payroll
  • Start Forms
  • Contracts
  • PAYE & Schedule D
  • File Organisation
  • Cast Payroll
  • Cast tax status
  • ROS

8. Reports & Documents

  • Cost Reports
  • Trial Balance
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Shooting Schedules
  • DOOD ( Day out of Days )

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at assistant accountants seeking to up-skill into the role of Production Accountant; and other production grades that are interested in moving into the accounts departments; 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 by 12pm on Thursday 2 April 2020.

For further information, please email fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie.

Please see Application Procedure for details.