Assistant Production Accountant - Animation

Mid-City, Los Angeles

The Assistant Production Accountant directly supports the Production Accountants of various film productions. The primary responsibility of the position is crew payroll processing and vendor payments.

Responsibilities Include

  • Process paperwork and maintain files accurately and timely
  • Weekly EP Payroll processing and distribution
  • Print and distribute weekly crew timecards
  • Transfer crew to designated shows based on TIPS and Staffing Profile
  • Onboard crew from other shows or new hires
  • Accounts Payable, including Vendor Setup
  • Help reconcile monthly credit card statements
  • SAG payroll as needed
  • Journal entries as requested
  • Start paperwork for new employees and Term paperwork for exiting employees
  • Comply with all procedures for Invoices, Checks and Timecard approvals
  • Elevate problems to Production Accountants when necessary
  • Provide Production Accountants with possible solutions to problems presented
  • Identify possible job efficiencies
  • Consistently communicate professionally, clearly, concisely, timely and accurately with Production Accountants, Vendors, Casting, HR, Payroll and Production Employees
  • Collaborate with SDA Finance team on ad hoc assignments
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and security of confidential payroll data
  • Highly organized, flexible, team player
  • Strong communication skills 


  • Knowledge of Animation process/Animation industry experience
  • Working knowledge of union pay requirements (e.g. Local 839, Local 700, SAG)
  • Proficiency in Excel and Smart Accounting

Education Requirements / Experience

  • Five years' Payroll accounting experience, especially working with Entertainment Partners
  • Comfortable working in Excel 


  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this role.  Skydance Animation Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. 

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.


Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


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