National Film and Television School 13 Sep 2018 01:55pm

Corporate accountant to movie-maker?

SPONSORED: The National Film and Television School deliver a 12-month part-time Production Accounting for Film and TV diploma course, delivered in partnership with the Production Guild, aiming to equip students with the skills required for a career as a film or television Production Accountant.

Caption: "This perfectly combines my accountancy skills and love of cinema"

This London-based course aims to give students the expertise to succeed in this demanding role, as well as the opportunity to make key contacts to move to a career in the film and television sector. Each student will complete 10 days of work experience or production shadowing as part of the course.


What does the course involve?

This course is ideally suited for those already working in a finance/accountancy role and who are keen to move into the film and television sector. Production Accountants calculate finances, work out the cost of a production, communicate with financiers (companies or individuals who provide the funding) and control the cash flow, or spending. This is a demanding role that requires a level head, self-confidence and strong communication skills.

What does a Production Accountant do?

In pre-production, Production Accountants help the Producers and Production Managers to prepare budgets and Estimated Final Cost Reports. During production, they oversee all payments, manage payroll, petty cash and foreign currency and keep accurate financial records. They help monitor budgets, analyse spending and provide daily or weekly cost reports. They also produce cost forecasts to evaluate the impact of any production changes.

Apply for the Production Accounting for Film and Television Diploma by September 27th and you can be part of the story. All NFTS courses combine world-renowned reputation, experience and connections with work placements and briefs from the industry to ensure you graduate with the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to advance your career.

World class tutors and facilities. Once-in-a-lifetime masterclasses. A vast professional network. Whatever your story, at the National Film and Television School, you can bring great stories to life – and rewrite your own.

For more information, visit www.nfts.co.uk