OUR TEAM

 

Matchbox Pictures prides itself on maintaining a creatively and strategically diverse staff who continue to push the boundaries of bold and engaging screen content. Matchbox was founded in 2008 by Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Helen Panckhurst, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon and in 2011, following NBCUniversal’s investment in the business, Chris Oliver-Taylor was appointed Managing Director. 

 

Matchbox has grown significantly in that period and employs a brilliant team of creative, legal, administrative and financial minds across both scripted and unscripted content who are spread out all over Australia. Matchbox is always looking to work with the best creative talent to tell the most compelling stories, and our commitment to this philosophy we believe will allow us to enrich our people, our stories and our audiences long into the future.

 

Matchbox Pictures has been awarded Media Super Production Business of the Year twice, in 2015 and 2011
by the Screen Producers Association of Australia. 

 


Open Positions

 

JUNIOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

REPORTS TO :Finance Manager

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE
Provide support to financial reporting, general ledger maintenance and process improvement across the Matchbox business. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Maintain approved general accounting practices to ensure accounting, financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business.

 Maintain the general accounting functions including journals, accruals, reconciliations, month end processing, source documents and other supporting documentation.

 Responsible for reconciliation of all Matchbox Bank Accounts (includes bank entries, including fees, Interest, transfers, manual payment entries & accounts receivable receipting).

 Responsible for Month End close.

 Review & upload Productions Trail Balances into SAP on monthly basis.

 Prepare and post various transactional journals.

 Maintain intercompany accounts and transactions including intercompany eliminations and recharges.

 Manage the revenue/accounts receivable operation of the business including invoicing, cash collection and external reporting.

 Manage and report on current development projects to relevant stakeholders.

 Lodge ATO & IRD tax related requirements as required.

 Report Payroll Tax for Matchbox Productions on a monthly basis to the relevant state bodies.

 Maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register.

 Completion of NBCU quarterly reporting requirements- Balance Sheet Reporting

 Responsible for managing Matchbox’s Reporting- Royalty Reporting & Reporting to Participations

 Take lead in managing Concur Expense System – Expenses and Corporate Credit Cards

 Support Finance Manager during interim & full year audit process for Matchbox Group

 Working closely with the Finance Manager & Finance Director on relevant business matters and providing the necessary assistance as required.

 Ensure activities comply with legal, professional and ethical standards.

 

REQUIREMENTS
- studying toward a CA/CPA qualification
- Prior industry experience is desirable but not essential
- Previous exposure to SAP is desirable but not essential
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel (incl. a good understanding of pivot tables and file links)

Apply: Contact@matchboxpictures.com