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Production Accounting Associate - Freelance

Tennis Channel's Freelance Production Accounting Associate assists in the day-to-day operations of the production finance/accounting team. This high-performing professional exhibits strong production accounting skills. You will be a part of a fast-paced Production Finance team working directly with our production business units in the planning, accounting administration, production and programming teams. A successful candidate should emphasize cross-functional collaboration with all business partners for effectiveness and efficiencies, along with partnering closely with our internal teams, such as Production, Accounting, Business Affairs/Legal, Programming, and Human Resources. One must have a strong knowledge of entertainment industry production accounting and reporting. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, proactive, able to pivot when necessary, thorough, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail. This role is available immediately. This individual will occasionally need to work weekends. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Daily Tasks - Researches and responds to vendor or departmental payment inquiries - Codes, reconciles, and reviews expense reports & invoices for accuracy & completeness - Maintains Production budget templates by adding in actual invoice information - Maintains freelance rate sheets - Works alongside the Production Team playing a key role in cost management Weekly Tasks - Prepares On-Hold List and follow up on outstanding invoices, and crewing inquiries - Assists Production Accounting/Finance team with special projects (as needed) - Prepares and processes weekly time cards and start paperwork for production/programming freelancer payroll - Coordinates heavy volumes of crew deal memorandums for non-staff production personnel Monthly Tasks - Assists Production Accounting/Finance team and Accounting department with accrual journal entry and account reconciliations (as needed) - Obtains department credit card statements and reconcile to receipts and approvals - Assists Production Accounting/Finance with monthly forecasts - Maintains yearly rights/licenses fee schedules Qualifications: - Education - Four-year college degree or equivalent experience - Educational background with accounting/finance, or business - Work Experience - 1-2 years' experience in Production Accounting or Production Finance - Intermediate Excel skills or greater a must - Live events and/or professional sports a plus - Ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines - Strong written and oral communication skills - Experience with Great Plains Project Cost Software or similar major production accounting software Tennis Channel is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace! About Tennis Channel: Tennis Channel is a twenty-four-hour television network, online streaming service and national print magazine circulation dedicated to the sport and its unique lifestyle. The tennis-media hub is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. Tennis Channel is carried nationwide by every one of the top ten pay-TV service providers. Tennis Channel Inc. is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country.