Date the course commences:  Monday, December 5th

Duration:  Six days

Cost: Free

Venue:  Dublin city Centre

Tutor(s):  Lisa Hogan

Course Profile:

This course will run over six days.

Wk. 1 Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December

Wk. 2 Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December

All Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be in person from 10.00 to 16.00 each day.

 Mondays 5th will be online from 9.30 to 15.30

Monday 12th will be online from 08.30 to 13.30

This course, run in partnership with Screen Ireland, will take participants through the main elements of accounting within the film industry and will include the budget, Section 481, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Petty Cash & more. The course will be interactive and will include typical examples of timesheets, invoices etc. The course is designed to entice new entrants to the industry and give them an overview of what the job entails.

In addition to the technical skills listed the course will also provide key soft skills training and a one day excel training course.

On completion of the course participants will:

  • understand the different areas within accounts and the tasks they will be asked to assist with (i.e., Filing, Payroll, petty cash, AP)
  • be familiar with the budget and understand the importance of codes and flags within the budget.
  • know what Sec 481 is and how costs are recorded for sec 481 purposes.
  • understand what call sheets and shooting schedules are and what information can be obtained from them.
  • know how to check and calculate a timesheet and understand that there are agreements in place that the crew work to.
  • know what a purchase order is, it’s purpose and how to match a PO to an invoice.
  • know what should be included on an invoice and what is accepted to process that invoice for payment.
  • understand the importance of confidentiality and empathy within the accounts department particularly within payroll.
  • understand what petty cash and P-cards are and know how to code and enter a petty cash docket.

On successful completion of the course a three-week paid placement will be offered to participants.  The placements will be in 2023 as opportunities arise on productions.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at enthusiastic and hardworking new entrants to the film industry with a keen interest in accounts & bookkeeping.

The course is limited to 12 participants

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at LINK  by 12pm, Thursday 24th November, 2022

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Selection on courses/programmes will be based on quality of application and experience relevant to the course and participant profile.   We do not accept CVs so please make sure you outline all relevant experience in the application form.

Screen Ireland and Screen Skillnet courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Tutor Profile:

Lisa Hogan graduated from I.T Tallaght with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting in 2012.

Lisa immediately started as an accounts trainee in the film industry and has progressed to a 1st Assistant accountant. Over the past 10 years Lisa has worked on many feature films and TV series in Ireland and across Europe. Lisa has worked on low budget to extremely large budgets productions some of which include Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’, Netflix ‘The Witcher’, Apple’s ‘Foundation’ & Disney’s ‘Disenchanted’


  • 5th November 2022 - 12th December 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm