Become a Production Accountant
In this course delivered over 12 weeks, you will learn knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career as a production accountant for film and screen content production. You will become familiar with and learn how to apply accounting technologies and workflows while developing a strong understanding of the stages of productions and their financial reporting obligations and requirements. You’ll gain specialised skills to work as an assistant production accountant with the aim to fast track to a career to production accounting, or be immediately able to be a production accountant on a low budget production.
Gain an understanding of the financial requirements and reconciliation at each stage of production and an understanding of compliance requirements
Skill up in payroll, accounts payable, petty cash, cost reporting and funding reporting as it relates to screen production
As well as a thorough understanding of the role of the production accountant in the production of a project, you’ll gain skills and knowledge complimentary to production management, producing and/or screen business.
Is the Production Accountant Industry Certificate right for you?
This course is suitable for people with an accounting or bookkeeping background. You’ll already understand double entry bookkeeping and accounting to trial balance. Prior use of standard accouting packages like Zero or MYOB will be an advantage. Good communication skills are also vital for a good Production Accountant as you will be constantly dealing with a variety of people from key creatives to funding agencies.
There is a shortage of Production Accountants in the screen industry, so if you are someone with the above skills but a yen to work to in a more creative field, this might be a good path to follow. There will be some opportunities to explore Internships in the industry at the end of the course.
If you would like an introduction to the role of the production accountant, we run a two-day Production Accounting Fundamentals course. If you are more interested in production management we run Industry Certificates in Production Management for both Scripted and Unscripted productions.
If you are interested in developing your skills as a producer you may consider our Master of Screen Arts: Producing.
What you will need
During the course there are two mandatory face to face weekend workshops in Sydney, the rest of the course is delivered online through our Online Learning Environment (Moodle) and using Zoom video conferencing. You will also be using specialist Production Accounting and Production software, mydaEs, which you will have access to online through the course.
You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and a reliable internet connection for the evening Zoom video sessions.
Ideally you will bring your own laptop to the face-to-face workshops. If you cannot bring your own laptop, please let us know prior to the course commencing.
Enrolments close 3rd February, or when the course is full.
Face-to-face on campus workshops 9am-5.pm
8th and 9th Feb
7th and 8th March
Online Zoom Video sessions are Wednesday evenings 6pm-7.30pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Wednesday 8th April 2020
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
In addition to the sessions above, there is regular weekly exercises and assessment tasks. We recommend allowing at least 8-10 hours per week of study time.
Payment Plan: this course is eligible for a payment plan.
25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 3 of the course
25% due by the end of week 6 of the course
NOTE: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.
If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.
This course is only open to students aged 18 +.
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For more Information and to get a copy of the course outline email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 065 281.
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