1st Assistant Production Accountant

Santa Monica
We are seeking a highly organized, proactive, team player for our First Assistant Production Accountant on our Production Finance and Marketing Finance team. This position will help manage accounting for our animated feature film slate. The responsibilities include working closely with department heads, Illumination Mac Guff in France, and Universal. This person will play an important role in tracking costs correctly, allocating them to the right projects, and funding them in a timely manner.


    • Processing Union, Non-Union, and ATL Payroll
    • Weekly Accounts Payable
    • Chart of Accounts management
    • Cash flow forecasting, funding requests and funding reconciliations
    • Bank Reconciliations
    • Journal Entries
    • Establish and maintain complete files for all projects
    • Cost reporting Support
    • Residual/Guild Reporting
    • Production Audit support
    • Union/Guild Audit support


    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field preferred but not required
    • 2+ years of professional experience, preferably in production accounting/ finance
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook
    • Knowledge with entertainment industry software SMART Accounting is required
    • IATSE Local 839 and Local 700 Experience is a plus
    • Experience processing payroll through Entertainment Partners or similar is preferred but not required
    • Organization skills

Pay and Affiliation:

    • Subject to experience
    • Non-union (full corporate benefits provided)
About Illumination Entertainment

Founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, Illumination is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. Recently honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Illumination’s franchises include two of the top-six animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands have grossed more than $4.6 billion worldwide. Illumination is known for our memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance. We are always looking for exceptional talent to collaborate and create with.

Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.