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Production Accountant for Programming

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As the Production Accountant, one of your main responsibilities will be to contribute to the delivery of the forecasting and budgeting processes of the Programming Department and ensure effective short and medium term financial planning. You will be a key contact of reporting for the division, producing high quality monthly reports and building a detailed understanding of client divisions’ financial support needs. It will also be your responsibility to address ad hoc divisional and corporate business queries/reporting/analysis and to produce non-financial and operational divisional reporting.


  • Provide effective financial control and management of budgets on productions, providing regular cost reports, up to date forecasts advice on cost reduction and utilisation of funds,
  • Ensure that the accurate provision of accruals and commitments are made throughout the production life cycle .
  • Highlight potential material overspends and notify relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute actively to the preparation of accurate and achievable month-end project forecasts, balancing creative aspirations with financial and resource constraints.
  • Prepare and revise a phased final cost forecast to support effective and timely budgetary decision-making and aid centralised cash flow forecasting.
  • Assess and provide timely advice on the financial implications of on-going editorial changes.
  • Be responsible for reflecting correctly forecast information in conjunction with TRT World accounting systems.
  • Monitor, control and manage actual expenditure against set budget.
  • Be responsible for reflecting the budget accurately and correctly on the system and for adding the Working Forecast correctly on BBC accounting systems
  • Challenge actual or potential variations to budget/schedule, working with the senior production management team to aid decision-making by providing strategic advice and analysis as required .
  • Complete statutory and corporate financial returns for location spend items on behalf of the production .
  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely closure of the programme project .
  • Operate within and to adhere to the agreed TRT World  standards and procedures.
  • Advise on compliance with the TRT World financial and procurement guidelines and that the authority of others is exercised in accordance with TRT World financial procedures
  • Manage location bank accounts and local cash facilities in accordance with location payments policy and the TRT World purchasing policy 



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