This diverse leadership role offers you the opportunity to make an impact and expand your skills working with a fun and exciting company. As Director of Finance and Accounting, you will take ownership of a variety of finance and accounting functions including General Ledger activity, supervising an accounting team, creating financial reports, managing audits and so much more. You'll take a strategic and tactical approach to this dynamic role that encompasses a lot of moving pieces.
This is an exciting time to join us as we're rolling out new software and programs and focusing on enhancements and process improvements. You'll play a critical role in helping us get off the ground and transform the organization. In addition to providing our employees with interesting and meaningful work, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits (including modern and open office space, paid parking and a dog-friendly environment).
To meet the basic qualifications for this position you will be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
• Provides status of financial conditions by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data utilizing benchmark data, key performance indicators and other related metrics; produces timely financial statements on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
• Directs all General Ledger activity; reviews and approves source application and inputs by staff for A/R, A/P, P/R and journal entries.
• Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing financial and accounting policies and procedures; protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
• Prepares budgets by: establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, and recommending plans; achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
• Coordinates and manages annual financial audit and IRS tax form preparation with CPA firm, and other agencies as required; collaborates with CPA firm, CFO/COO and Audit and Finance Committees in producing annual audited financial statements and IRS tax forms.
• Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends utilizing benchmark data, key performance indicators and other related metrics; researches and provides account analyses as required.
• Produces cash forecasts, reviews and records investment account transactions, and reconciles bank statements.
• Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
• Administers MAS200 accounting program, all online banking and investment account processes, and all other accounting software or web-based applications.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Collaborates on all aspects of financial decisions, including developing pricing strategies, data collection and budget analysis.
• A college degree in a technical discipline or a master's degree (non-technical) or non-technical degree plus professional certification.
• CPA designation.
• Eight to ten years of similar or related experience in a finance and accounting function.
• Audit background with a large to mid-size accounting firm is a plus.
• Excellent computer skills and familiarity with accounting software.
• Experience with a leading major software implementation is desired. Experience with credit card system implementations will also be an advantage.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the interpersonal skill to collaborate cross-functionally throughout the organization and beyond.
• Proven leadership skills and the ability to influence, coach and motivate others.
• Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
• A flexible and adaptable approach.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
FilmL.A. is a private, 501(c)4 not-for-profit organization established for the public benefit. We coordinate and process permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production under contract to an ever-increasing roster of public-sector clients in the Los Angeles region. All permits are issued by the authority of and in accordance with the policies of each client jurisdiction.
We function differently than the typical film office or film commission. Most such entities are publicly-funded government agencies focused on promoting their regions to the film industry. FilmL.A. was created when the City and County of Los Angeles decided to privatize their film permit offices, allowing more flexibility in providing services to production companies and local communities.
Although FilmL.A. is funded primarily by permit coordination fees paid by production companies, ongoing community relations is a key component of the service we provide. We work to strike a balance between the needs and interests of the entertainment industry and the neighborhoods affected by on-location production.
In today's highly competitive, global entertainment production market, our services help the Los Angeles region retain its status as the entertainment production capital of the world.
Role: Director Finance and Accounting
Location: Los Angeles,
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