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Senior Analyst, Film Accounting



IT, Accounting & Finance
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary at IMAX. We combine proprietary technology with industry-leading knowledge and relationships with top studios and filmmakers to create theatrical experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they never imagined. IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences beyond blockbusters and into exciting new directions.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description:

About the Role

IMAX is looking for an SFA, Film Finance to join our growing team. Based out of our Sheridan Park office, you’ll work closely with the Manager of Film Finance and the global finance and distribution teams to support the Film Finance function. You’ll be an important financial partner to the Marketing, Legal and Distribution teams.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist in the accounting and reporting for IMAX’s film development, production and distribution activities, as well as provide financial and operational analysis for management decision making

  • Reconcile and validate box office data to facilitate studio billings and propose revenue recognition adjustments where applicable

  • Prepare and enter all journal entries including film revenues, cost accruals, intercompany transactions, and film amortization

  • Prepare account reconciliations on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis supported by appropriate documentation and audit trail

  • Review legal agreements to extract relevant film accounting information for IMAX theatrical releases

  • Create, maintain, and amortize film assets monthly by gathering relevant information from various teams such as distribution, SAP Masterdata, and FP&A

  • Contribute to a quality month-end close cycle by delivering timely, accurate and useful financial data for IMAX Corporation as well as ad hoc analysis as requested by management

  • Assist with internal/external audit requests

  • Assistance with special projects and continuous process improvements

  • Prepare revenue accruals for theatrically released films which includes pulling SAP BW box office reports, applying royalty rates outlined in the studio agreements, and comparing against actuals posted in SAP

  • Prepare bank reconciliations including identifying reconciling items such as wires, transfers, payroll cash postings, and bank charges

What You’ll Need:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a Financial Analyst and/or Corporate Accounting role in a large/multinational organization and public company environment

  • Proficiency in accounting, and ability to learn new accounting processes quickly

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Excel and accounting ERPs such as SAP and BPC

Nice to Have:

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP is an asset

  • CPA or working towards designation preferred

  • Ability to build excellent relationships with clients (including internal), displays a broad understanding of IMAX's business

  • Attentive to detail and accuracy committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, Monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems


At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.