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Production Accounting Fundamentals

On the set of ‘Somewhere In Between’ | Dir. Emily Boyard and Elise Cociuban

Become a Production Accountant

This two-day, intensive workshop delivered completely online in a Zoom Video virtual classroom introduces the specialised skills of film and television production accounting to those with little accounting experience. You will explore the tasks and requirements of a production accountant during pre-production, shoot and post-production. Taught by experts from Moneypenny Accounting, with industry guests.

The course will be delivered over two days in 4 x 3 hour Zoom sessions (don’t worry you’ll get a tea break in the middle of each session, and a long lunch break). There’ll be additional reading supplies which you can do offline.


Pre-production: this includes an outline of the scope of the job as well as the profile of a good production accountant


Production: an overview of processing accounts payable, payroll, petty cash, purchase orders along with working relationships


Post production: an outline of tasks and requirements for post-production such as reconciliations, balance sheet finalisation, handovers, audit and more

Is Production Accounting Fundamentals right for you?

If you would like to learn about budgeting you might be interested in our Budgeting Fundamentals course. If you already have Accounting skills and knowledge and you are interested in moving into a role as a production accountant, have a look at Industry Certificate: Production Accounting.

Meet Your Tutor

Jane Corden

Jane Corden is Managing Director of Moneypenny Production Accounting Services, a company specialising in financial solutions for the film, TV…

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What you will need

As this course is delivered entirely online via Zoom video you will need to have access to a good internet connection, a computer with built in camera and microphone and a quiet space to participate. Headphones are recommended.

Once you are enrolled we will send out instructions for participation.

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

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.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.

For more information or to receive a course outline email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.