Initial Considerations

The list of initial considerations of relevance to the Production Accountant is such that no one set of rules is likely to cover all eventualities. In a situation where the Production Accountant starts working on a new production in pre-production then it is necessary to gain an overview of the production and the following matters are of immediate relevance:-

1) What is the subject matter and genre of the production; is it a series and how long is each finished programme?

2) You need access to the detailed budget and schedule for the production.

3) You need access to the funding plan: who provides the funding for the budget and when is the funding likely to be received, and what are the funders’ requirements from the production.

4) How the Producer / Financier require the accounts office to operate.

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