Head Of Production Finance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

This international broadcaster and content producer requires an experience Head of Production Finance to manage and lead the production finance teams across Film & Scripted content. Located in Dubai this role will play an imperative part within the finances across a number of productions that are on their slate. The position requires a highly experienced Production Finance Executive who has worked within either the UK or US and has proven experience of working at a senior level. This role will require the individual to relocate and offers a very competitive package to do so. In addition to a great working environment, you will earn a tax free salary and good benefits package. Travel is likely to be required in addition to this. This is a great opportunity for someone with proven TV/Film accounting experience working across high budget productions.
Details of the role:
  • Lead the discussions with the Production and Finance teams to guarantee consistency in reporting & analysis
  • Manage the Production Accountants with their planning, cost management and delivery items (from one production to another)
  • Manage the financial budgeting, planning, estimations and forecasting on production projects
  • Oversee the detailed reporting of financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis and proactively prevent issues arising
  • Review production deals related to Producers safeguarding any internal contractual requirements
  • Manage the functions of variances analysis from production budget, identify added-value reporting opportunities for trend analysis and commentary to assist forecasting and budgeting requirements
  • Maintain records and reconciliation controls of approved production budgets Year end income and expenditure forecasts
  • Manage relationships with Guilds, Writers, Producers with a proper payment structure- whether directly or through agencies
  • Implement best financial practice across drama and film productions - with standards achieved in US & UK
  • Oversee the audit and internal controls on a periodic basis
  • Work on Tax Incentive and Rebate mechanism and methods
Candidate Requirements:
  • Strong financial and accounting experience in Production environment, ideally film or scripted content
  • Working knowledge of the entertainment industry and TV production, ideally gained within US or UK
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence all levels of the organization, including executives and C-level
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Experience with Oracle ERP or Production Finance software
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Planning & organising skills
  • Must be able to travel when required

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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