Finance and Accounting Coordinator Job at Fifth Season, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Fifth Season
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Role: Finance and Accounting Coordinator
Compensation: $65K-$70K + Discretionary Target Bonus (10%)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

At FIFTH SEASON we're on a mission to change the world through groundbreaking entertainment. We're a team of superstars, passionate about creating innovative and compelling content that captivates audiences around the globe.

We are seeking a Finance and Accounting Coordinator to join our team. This role will be instrumental in providing executive-level administrative support, supporting the maintenance of accurate financial records, and assisting in various accounting and financial planning functions. The ideal candidate will work closely with finance and accounting executives to support data analysis projects, travel & expense policy compliance, recurring financial and tax filings, and assist in budgeting and forecasting activities.
If you're passionate about the entertainment industry with a background in Finance or Accounting and want to make a significant impact on a global scale, we encourage you to apply.

Role Responsibilities:

Administrative Support
  • Providing executive-level administrative support to Finance and Accounting executives, including managing calls and calendars, coordinating and scheduling internal/external meetings, creating expense reports and tracking expense reimbursements.
  • Maintaining and organizing various documents and contracts in a shared drive, updating and distributing databases to internal and external teams as necessary.
  • Assisting finance/accounting teams with ad-hoc projects, including coordinating with other departments to gather necessary information for process improvement initiatives.
Accounting Support:
  • Supporting the effective operation of the Company's Concur travel & expense platform including assisting with user inquiries, compliance with stated policies and data analysis for historical transactions.
  • Supporting preparation and gathering of documents for recurring tax filings, including withholding taxes, VAT, GST, franchise taxes, property taxes, etc.
  • Supporting the effective operation of the Company's corporate credit card program, assisting with user onboarding/offboarding and user inquiries.
  • Performing cash clearing activities in SAP on a weekly basis.
  • Supporting gathering of documents for internal and external audit requests.
  • Supporting preparation of financial reports and analysis for various projects.
  • Supporting the Companys compliance with internal controls and company policies.
Financial Planning & Analysis Support:
  • Supporting the Cash Planning finance team in reconciling cash actuals to bank accounts and to cash planning model.
  • Supporting the Residuals finance team to set up new projects for residuals at payroll houses.
  • Supporting the Studio finance team in updating actuals, analyzing variances versus budgets and forecasts, and coordinating production billbacks across all TV and Film titles.
  • Supporting finance teams in quarter-end close, gathering documentation for finance submissions to Accounting and verifying all internal controls are being managed and satisfied.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in a finance or accounting role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills with a passion for numbers and data-driven analysis
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Strong Microsoft office skills including Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
Characteristics & Personality:
  • Proficient in clear oral and written communication, fostering collaboration across organizational levels, global offices, and worldwide time zones.
  • Entrepreneurially minded and thrives in fast-paced environments, adept at proactively navigating change and driving creative solutions.
  • Overcomes challenges with grit, embracing change as an opportunity for growth.
 
In addition to the competencies above, the ideal candidate will:
  • Embody FIFTH SEASON's commitment to fostering an inclusive, anti-racist, and feminist workplace. All candidates must have a proven track record of promoting and valuing diversity and inclusivity in previous roles, and a commitment to fostering these values in the workplace.
About Us:
FIFTH SEASON is a leading global independent studio that specializes in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, premium television series and documentaries for theatrical distributors, streaming platforms as well as broadcast and cable networks globally. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and operates major hubs in New York and London as well as additional offices in Europe, Asia and South America. Known for producing and distributing award-winning content that engages audiences and moves culture, the studios film titles include the multi-Oscar-nominated The Lost Daughter from Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ambulance directed by Michael Bay, Destin Daniel Crettons Just Mercy, the Book Club franchise, the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth, and 80 For Brady. The studio produces premium TV series including the 14-time Emmy-nominated Severance, See, and Truth Be Told for Apple TV+, Wolf Like Me for Peacock, Life & Beth, Nine Perfect Strangers, and McCartney 3, 2, 1 for Hulu, and Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. FIFTH SEASON also handles global distribution for dozens of hit series in addition to its own studio productions, including Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Normal People, and The Night Manager.
 
Our Culture:  
A studio with a soul, FIFTH SEASON is proud to be an anti-racist and feminist company, focused on leaving the entertainment business better than we found it. We empower freedom and ownership, delivering the expertise of a big studio with the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of a start-up.

We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic and exciting industry. The ideal candidate is driven and hungry to learn and wants to be in the trenches of the entertainment industry. If you meet the above requirements and are excited about this opportunity, we invite you to apply.

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