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Director, Production Finance

Disney. - San Francisco, CA

The Director, Production Finance will be responsible for assisting the VP, Production Finance in the day to day operations of the Live Action Television/Long-form production finance department, providing financial oversight throughout the life-cycle of production, from Development through Post Production. In this role, you must be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of complex multinational, tech and VFX driven television/long-form content. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with a variety of Live Action Television and Feature Film production, managing regional incentives, foreign regional production and management of accounting teams in the field. The Director, Production Finance must also be familiar with and accustomed to working in an environments with high levels of secrecy and confidentiality, plus be able to provide quick, accurate, analysis with a high level of accuracy.

Responsibilities :

Sources and hires location production accounting teams for projects

Manages the production funding processes on TV/Long-form projects from end to end

Reconciles all funding and Regional Incentives between production and corporate

Reviews SAP Y-bill activity and liaises with project accountants; submits to productions for inclusion in cost

Reviews TV project budgets and Cost Report EFC’s for accuracy, providing coverage of concerns to the VP, Production Finance

Oversees preparation of production incentive filings for all entities and regions

Manages compliance for:


Established production finance policy and procedure

Lucasfilm / Disney corporate policies

Oversees the preparation of periodic management reporting

Assists VP, Production Finance in the preparation of the annual plan and quarterly forecasts

Continually evaluates policy and procedure based on necessary compliance, audit review, and periodic changes in the location environment(s)

Ensures that compliance training is completed by all location accounting staff

Provides support to VP, Production Finance on special projects, as required

Preferred Qualifications :

Five plus years of experience in Television and/or Feature Film production accounting

Demonstrated organizational skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong computer skills and proficiency in Windows, Excel, MS Word, Vista Classic, Global Vista, PSLOne required; SAP knowledge/skills helpful

Diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, versatility and reliability are critical

Must be flexible and have the ability to work well as part of a team

Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with all levels of personnel

Ability to prioritize work and be very detail oriented

Excellent oral and written communication skills requiredAdditional Requirements:

Must be willing to immediately relocate to San Francisco Bay Area.

Willingness to travel to project locations for budget, cost report review

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with a minimum of 10 years of production accounting experience with 5 years in a supervisory capacity

Company Overview :

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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San Francisco,California

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Studio Entertainment

5 days 20 hours ago



Director, Production Finance Disney. - San Francisco, CA, United States


Location: San Francisco, CA

Company Profile:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.