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Production Accountant

MBC Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP104-110

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Prepare and review production cost reports, report consolidated findings to finance executives on a weekly basis and escalating areas of concern
• Manage, monitor and review all costs hitting the projects including labor, accounts payable, and petty cash
• Ensure purchases are properly controlled and authorized and that invoices are recorded and paid
• A solid understanding of payroll process, residuals, participants
• Track and analyze tax credit information including liaising with auditors
• Maintain an organized accounting record , keeping adhering to Financial Policies and Procedures
• Identify improvement opportunities to the forecast and budgeting process that drive efficiencies in the organization
• Support preparing of budgets for films and TV series
• Managing the day to day accounting financial reporting against the budgets
• Finalize all financial records relating to the production
• Produce all periodic finance deliverables including: cost reports, cash flow projections, budget Vs actual reports and cost forecast
• Provide detailed cost and variance analysis for the project
• Communicate production progress to anticipate issues and ensure swift financial issue resolution
• Ensure that production cost information is properly and accurately reflected on cost reports
• Provide and present clear, accurate and timely production planning scenarios and analysis to both Producers and finance during the life cycle of a film /TV Series
• Ascertain and solve budgeting and staffing issues
• Adapt to changing scenarios, anticipate problems and recommend solutions
• Comply with all policies and procedures


• Candidates must have minimum of 5 years of experience working within a similar role
• It is essential that candidates come with experience working within the Production/Media Industry
• Experience working within the Middle East. UAE experience is preferred
• Available to start at short notice

About the Company

MBC Group is the largest satellite TV and radio network in the Middle East based in Dubai Media City. It broadcasts a portfolio of Arabic and Western entertainment channels; as well as managing the Al Arabiya news channel and New Media platforms. The group has expanded significantly in the last several years moving from one TV and radio channel to ten TV, four radio channels and a range of broadcast and news service companies. Additionally the Group operates a number of successful websites and is aggressively expanding its internet and multiplatform operations.

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