Genre Specific Roles

The table gives an overview of responsibilities in different genres.

For detailed responsibilities, see the Creative Skillset Standards at: 

http://www.productionguild.com/training/national-occupational-standards

Production Categories Production Accounts Support PA Responsibilities

CATEGORY 1

Continuous/ News /  Audio & Music / Radio

 

 

  • Management Accountant

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY 2

Small Projects / Factual / Documentary

Low budget, low volume and low risk

 

 

 

  • Production Accountant,  to look after a portfolio of projects
 

Prepare portfolio reports

Ensure Production Managers prepare forecasts and cost reports.

Oversee payments, manage payroll, petty cash and foreign currency and keep accurate financial records; help monitor budgets, and analyse costs and expenditure;
Finalise all financial records

 

CATEGORY 3

Entertainment / Large Children’s

High volume, medium budget and medium risk

Formulaic, mainly studio based

 

 

 

  • Production Accountant, for length of project

 

 

As for category 2, plus:

Assist to prepare forecasts and cost reports.

Provide daily or weekly cost statements

Set up and maintain accounting systems,

 

CATEGORY 4

Small TV Drama / Narrative Comedy / Large Entertainment / Docu Dramas

High volume, medium budget and medium risk

Set length / location filming

 

 

  • Production Accountant, for length of project
  • Assistant Production Accountant, for length of shoot
  • Cashier, for busy periods

 

 

As for category 3, plus

Calculate finances, costing for productions, liaise with financiers, and control the cashflow.

Assist to prepare budgets

Supervise Assistant

 

 

CATEGORY 5

Continuous TV Drama / Drama Series

High volume, high budget and high risk

 

 

  • Production Accountant
  • Assistant Production Accountant
  • Cashier
 

As for category 4

CATEGORY 6

TV Film / High profile serial

High budget and high risk

 

 

  • Production Accountant, for length of project
  • Assistant Production Accountant(s), for length of shoot
  • Cashier(s), for busy periods
 

As for category 5, plus

Control accounting, taxation and financial analysis

Help producers and executive producers to prepare original budgets and to raise finance

Consideration of  relevant tax incentive schemes