Summary

Production Accountant with scripted and unscripted experience. Thorough knowledge of NY State Production Tax credit program.

Credits

11/13 – 10/14

Production Controller – Disney/ABC Television Group

Details
11/13 – 10/14

Oversaw the accounting, budgeting and cost reporting for $35mm daily talk show with host Katie Couric. Reviewed and approved all production related expenses including A/P, travel, P-cards, petty cash, check requests, rental agreements, residuals, license fees, and guild/union payrolls. Managed start paperwork. Hired and supervised staff of 4 accountants.

10/11 – 11/13

Finance Manager – 341 Productions (Nickelodeon & The Cartoon Network)

Details
10/11 – 11/13

Managed the production accounting on (2) 1-hr scripted TV series. Worked with producers and network executives to create budgets, establish financial milestones, track costs-to-complete and review line-item variances. Reviewed and approved all production related expenses. Prepared and filed $2mm New York State production tax credit applications.

1/99 – 1/01

Associate Business Manager, TV – Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Details
1/99 – 1/01

Managed daily financial operations, ongoing operational budgeting and long-term financial strategy/business planning for MSLO’s TV division. Prepared financial statements including monthly and quarterly close, accruals and budget reconciliations. Supervised ad sales trafficking staff and managed database of ad sales inventory.

4/97 – 1/99

Analyst, New Business Development – MTV Networks (Viacom)

Details
4/97 – 1/99

Developed revenue/expense projections, industry comparables, valuation models and financial statement analysis to identify, evaluate and execute new programming concepts, acquisitions, brand extensions and ancillary revenue. Provided research and analysis for launch of MTV Online through a $14.5m acquisition of Imagine Radio streaming audio and SonicNet music website.

4/95 – 4/97

Analyst, International Finance – Viacom

Details
4/95 – 4/97

Forecasted and hedged foreign currency cash flows for Viacom’s international subsidiaries: Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, Blockbuster Video, Showtime Networks and Simon & Schuster. Negotiated and executed foreign currency trades. Tracked portfolio gains and losses.

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Education

Class of '03

Insead Business School

MBA

Skills

  • CORE
  • EASE
  • Excel
  • Global Vista
  • Indieware
  • Movie Magic Budgeting
  • New York State Production Credit
  • PowerPoint
  • PSL
  • Quickbooks
  • Vista
  • Vista 5
  • VPO
  • Word