With the growth in the film and television industry the shortage of film and television production accountants has been highlighted. To meet the need for more production accountants, Destiny Media Africa has partnered with Moneypenny and Film Finances to host a series of workshops for aspiring production accountants.
Production accountants perform a critical role in any production ensuring budgetary discipline, managing payrolls and providing critical audit reports. “Time is money and it's important to know at any one time where your production stands financially. Your Production Accountant can help you do that”, Jane Fry, Film Finances.
A film production like any other business is dependent on the accurate and effective management of the production budget. Having systems and software to track expenditure is especially critical when it comes to tax incentive claims. As Shamila Phillips of Moneypenny South Africa says, “Workshops of this nature creates a mindset and an Industry Standard that with Efficient accounting systems and Software can be the answer to Producers to effectively manage and control their budgets which inevitably assists with the smooth running of the Production.”
“We are excited about partnering with the expertise of Moneypenny and Film Finances as our passion is to create platforms that allow the effective transfer of skills and experience to ensure the growth and development of South Africa and Africa as a whole”, Andre Pietersen, Destiny Media Africa.
The workshops will take place in Durban (8&10 August) and Johannesburg (11–12 August) Anyone in the film or accounting industry who wants a better understanding of how to manage a production budget or become a production accountant should attend this workshop.
For any enquiries please contact Keabetswe at email@example.com or call +27 11 050 1312.
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