Assistant Production Accountant
The BBC is currently recruiting for 2 Assistant Production Accountants to join the Production Accounting team in Birmingham on a 15 month Fixed Term contracts. The roles would be based in Birmingham but could be required to travel and work on location with Productions.
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The Production Accounting team operates within the production community to ensure that production budgets are effectively managed and appropriate controls are in place to reduce risk.
As the Assistant Production Accountant, you will be responsible for cost management, maintaining and monitoring the purchase and manual order log, ensuring all transactions are entered accurately in the appropriate accounting system and resolving any supplier queries.
You will ensure that the BBC’s Purchasing/Procurement guidelines are adhered to on the production and will liaise with the Procurement department to progress any out of scope purchasing.
You will undertake a range of accounting and reporting tasks, recording transactions in the production’s books of prime entry and general ledger and assisting in the preparation of weekly cost reports. The role will also require you to review production records to monitor the overall cost control of the production and will assist as appropriate in the preparation of filing tax and NI returns.
Where necessary, you will also assist in operating the production bank accounts in any currency, to include the handling and disbursement of cash to cover agreed expenditure through the bank account and will prepare weekly finance and expenditure reports and produce regular bank and petty cash reconciliation.
Are you the right candidate?
You will demonstrate practical experience in a TV Production environment, preferably with prior exposure to cost management and general ledger accounting. The role demands excellent communication skills and you will possess the ability to interact effectively with non-finance stakeholders across various disciplines from Production staff through to Procurement. Excellent attention to detail and a high standard of computer literacy will be expected from all applicants.
Contract type: 15 month attachment / fixed term contract
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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