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Manager, Production Finance & Accounting, International Originals - S. Korea

Netflix, Seoul, South Korea

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The Manager of Production Finance & Accounting for International Originals, South Korea will be instrumental in creating and implementing the production finance and accounting goals of the International Originals Production Finance team in the Netflix Seoul office. These goals include: 

i) providing valuable insight and guidance to best protect Netflix’s investment in its Korean slate 
ii) managing the financial life-cycle of productions from Development through Delivery 
iii) providing comprehensive and current market intelligence 
iv) providing innovative financial solutions to facilitate smarter and more timely decisions, internally within the content team, and externally with productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively and decisively within the Netflix International Originals (IO) team to manage third party production companies who are producing local content for Netflix
  • Work alongside other internal Netflix support teams including Legal, Tax, Content Planning and Content Accounting to collaboratively apply expertise towards the IO Slate
  • Work with IO Physical Production and Post Production teams to manage and control production processes - ideally will have a solid familiarity with both workflows.
  • Oversee timely and complete budgeting and cost reporting throughout the life-cycle of a production to ensure proper financial management 
  • Provide insightful production and financial analysis for our producing partners
  • Manage cash flow, forecasting, and funding processes
  • Track production incentives and tax receivables
  • Translate and integrate production costs from regional production accounting systems into Netflix internal reporting applications
  • Ensure implementation of best practices of financial control and cash management 
  • Travel to productions to grow market intelligence and keep abreast of current industry trends
  • Work with our financial engineers develop and test the next generation of production finance tools and apps
  • Build a stable pool of accountants from which to draw from for future productions
  • Travel to the Netflix LA office to stay current on company and team strategy
  • Be a beacon of the Netflix Culture within the Seoul office

Requirements:

  • 10+ years finance and/or accounting experience in the Entertainment industry
  • Knowledge of both US and Korean production finance setups and accounting systems 
  • Strong ability to be flexible, effective and impactful across a widely-varying range of production communities
  • Candidates must thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment 
  • Must possess a high level of intellectual curiosity with a focus on action and generating results
  • Must be able to communicate and maneuver within a lean, fast-paced, and high performing content team - identifying and working effectively with stakeholders on challenging projects
  • Broad understanding of regional financial production practices and incentives
  • Solid understanding of payroll processes, tax, and government compliance requirements 
  • Strong budgeting and production accounting software experience required 
  • Must exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • High aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving and analysis utilizing financial applications
  • Ability to identify potential hurdles for the production and help to keep the project on track 
  • Strong written and verbal professional communication skills
  • College/University degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Fluency in Korean and English language(s) a must 

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