23.03.20 / Production Accountancy for Film and TV – POSTPONED


Course Title: Production Accountancy for Film and TV
Dates: Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th March and Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st, 2020
Duration: 5 Days
Venue: Dublin TBC
Cost: 450 euro

This five-day programme, in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland, is aimed at assistant accountants seeking to up-skill into the role of Production Accountant; and other production grades that are interested in moving into the accounts departments.

The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of production accountancy.  It will provide a comprehensive overview of the Production Accountant role with particular emphasis on Reporting.

This course will be delivered and facilitated by Rory MacDermott with guest speakers delivering some essential elements throughout the five days. The following will be covered:

Establishing Financial & Accounting Structures

  • Establishing the production structure
  • Suitable work space
  • Accounting software
  • Payroll software & procedures
  • Banking requirements – currency accounts, credit cards, online banking
  • Vendor Systems
  • Purchase Order systems
  • Procedures & interactions for all departments
  • Weekly work schedule
  • Set up Cost Reports

Section 481

  • Overview
  • Application process
  • Budgets – global & eligible spend
  • Qualifying Expenditure
  • Flagging of expenditure
  • Final Reporting


  • Detailed line by line run through
  • Fringes
  • Spend groupings


  • Cashflow outgoings
  • Currency & Company splits

Accounts Payable

  • Purchase Orders
  • Purchase Order log
  • Processing of invoices
  • Cheque requisitions
  • Invoice entry
  • Credit cards
  • VAT
  • Assets – flagging
  • File Organisation

Petty Cash

  • Petty Cash floats
  • Petty cash log
  • Expenditure rules
  • Petty cash claims
  • Petty cash entry
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • File Organisation


  • Crew Payroll
  • Start Forms
  • Contracts
  • PAYE & Schedule D
  • File Organisation
  • Cast Payroll
  • Cast tax status
  • ROS

Reports & Documents

  • Cost Reports
  • Trial Balance
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Shooting Schedules
  • DOOD ( Day out of Days )

Participant Profile:

This course is open to production accountants and assistants working in TV non-fiction considering moving to film and high end TV drama; Accountants and Accountant Technicians thinking of moving to film and TV production accounting.

Tutor: Rory Mac Dermott, Production Accountant

Rory is a Production Accountant with over 20 years’ experience working in the Film & Television industry in Ireland and the UK, on a range of small and large scale productions. Production Accountant credits include In America, Breakfast on Pluto, Pilgrimage and Nightflyers. He is currently working on the TV series, Normal People which is now in post production.

The course will be delivered and facilitated by Rory Mac Dermott with guest speakers delivering some essential elements throughout the 5 days.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with a current CV atwww.screenskillsireland.ie by Friday the 6th March 2020. For further details please contact fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie

  • 23rd March 2020 - 31st March 2020
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm