Production Accounting is one of the most critical skills needed on a production team when it comes to ensuring that a project is delivered on time and under budget.  Without a skilled production accounting system many productions face the inevitability of running out of money before completion, not being able to submit tax rebate claims and so much more.

The Accounting4Productions workshop is a 2 day training programme to introduce producers, aspiring filmmakers, accountants and financiers etc to the fundamentals of production accounting as well setting up and managing a production accounting system.

Production Accountant duties include:

  • Assist in costing and budgeting during pre-production
  • Update reports to financiers
  • Control cash flow
  • Manage daily, weekly expenses
  • Manage payroll
  • Do weekly cost reports
  • Provide financial analysis and reconciliations

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who wants to work as a film accountant
  • Producers, Line Producers or anyone who want to strengthen their abilities to manage costs of a larger film production.
  • Accountants who want to include production accounting as part of their services


  • Accountants who need to audit the books and records of a film or television production have found this very practical grass-roots training invaluable.
  • Experience or education: If you have a high aptitude with figures, a strong desire, and you have some basic skills in Excel and Word software, you qualify.


Workshop content:

  • Finance plans, recoupment schedules and collections
  • Production set up and implementation of systems
  • Daily expense capturing and petty cash control
  • Reconciliations
  • Cash flow, Forecasting and Cost reporting
  • Production Audits
  • Payrolls
  • Weekly expense reports
  • Tax Rebate claims
  • Utilising accounting software

Key outcomes:

  • Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a production accountant and assistant accountant
  • Manage a production budget
  • Prepare documentation for a production audit
  • Manage a film production payroll
  • Will be able to work on production accounting software
  • Start a career as a production assistant accountant and then a production accountant once you have gained sufficient experience


The Accounting 4 Film workshop will be facilitated by Shamila Phillips, GM of MoneyPenny South Africa.  Shamila has been a production accountant for more than 20 years and has worked on dozens of local and international productions including feature films.

TV productions and commercials. Delegates attending the Accounting 4 Film workshop will be able to not only acquire the necessary knowledge and skills from a leading production accountant but also take advantage from Shamila’s wealth of experience.

As GM for MoneyPenny South Africa, Shamila is also able to provide training on how to use production accounting software to easily manage your production budget and produce cost reports.

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1 delegate                        R995

2 delegates                   R1795

For any enquiries please email


or call +27 65 858 1744

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