Essential Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Spearhead world-class production finance operations, ensuring systematic planning, people leadership, detailed organization, and cutting-edge innovation.
  • Operational Management: Oversee three core hubs - Reporting & Analysis, Finance Operations, and Audit/Guild Admin & Research - ensuring successful, timely project completion.
  • Industry Expertise: Keep a finger on the pulse of industry insights from leading sources, representing SPT's interests at an organizational level.
  • Partnership & Collaboration: Engage with internal teams, executive leadership, and business units for holistic decision-making, financial planning, and operational excellence.
  • Continuous Learning: Champion ad hoc projects and training initiatives to foster growth and knowledge.

Reporting & Analysis Hub

  • Deliver actionable financial insights through BI tools and predictive modeling.
  • Lead technology implementations for next-gen finance tools.
  • Drive pragmatic approaches to solving key complex business problems through data analysis, predictive modeling and machine learning techniques.
  • Ensure accurate LAS -> SAP reconciliations, SOPC consolidation, IDOC error resolution and GPMS/MDMA title management.

Finance Operations Hub (sub teams: Treasury Ops, Op Tax & Tax Incentives)

  • Collaborate with Production and Production Accounting to include appropriate OH and Indirect Costs within actively produced productions.
  • Act as a key finance stakeholder with BSI team on end-to-end finance support for various labor and scenic 3rd party services.
  • Supervise document management process, ensuring accurate completeness of document retention oversight.

Treasury Ops Team

  • Guide banking implementations and supervise production-funded accounts, including additions and removal of account signers.
  • Supervise procurement card services for our various productions.  Liaise with strategic sourcing and studio card management program.
  • Partner closely with internal teams (GFO and Amex) to provide a first-class p-card onboarding and experience.

Operational Tax Team

  • Supervise and manage the timely completion of all tax reporting tasks, including 1099 Reporting, 1042 NRA Reporting, Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax, Business Licenses, and other operational tax requirements.
  • Lead from a production accounting perspective and support the implementation and management of the "Pillar 2" tax initiative, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with international tax regulations and requirements.
  • Confirm accurate and timely remittance of harmonize value added taxes (GST, HST, VAT, etc).

Tax Incentives Team

  • Execute on maximizing and monetizing all domestic and international production incentives.
  • Supervise new data management techniques to improve tax credit and production cost forecasting and pacing.
  • Liaise with corporate tax, production audit, controllership, production, and government relations teams to ensure proper incentive compliance, government reporting and capitalize on internal tax credit utilization.

Audit/Guild Admin & Research Hub

  • Supervise direct management of union and guild audits (Tri-guild and MPIPHP) and collaborate with Labor Relations to minimize audit exposure.
  • Review and analyze financial deal terms to improve decision making and risk for guild audits.
  • Oversee the management of settlement payments (both audit and grievances), accruals and final remittances to the guilds and motion picture plans.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education: BA/BS degree; MBA, CPA, JD, or equivalent advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience: 10+ years in film/TV industry finance.
  • Technical Proficiency: Advanced knowledge of Excel, Vista, Smart Accounting, PSL and SAP.
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