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Showbiz Accounting

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Nathan Race

on 16 September 2014

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Show Biz accountants go by many names and preform many functions. Some names for Show Biz accountants are Entertainment Accountants, Entertainment CPA, or Production Accountant. The average salary range for a Showbiz accountant is $45,000 to $80,000.They can be employees for an entertainment firm, movie studio, television or film production company.
Job Description
Most accounting jobs do not have many perks, but a Showbiz Accountant can experience many things that people only dream of seeing. Some perks that a Showbiz Accountant can receive are traveling to movie locations, attending screenings and premieres and having the opportunity to meet many famous actors and musicians. There are also free movie and studio logoed clothing and trinkets that a Showbiz Accountant can receive. Vicki Rocco, an experienced Showbiz Accountant, says that during the holidays, she gets many gifts from people that are happy with the job she has performed.
Perks for a Showbiz Accountant
After obtaining your college degree in accounting, to become a successful Showbiz Accountant, you would need to take your CPA exam (Certified Public Accountant). As stated earlier, to become break into Showbiz Accounting, you need to be educated in the entertainment business. It may be wise to go to a college in Southern California where you could be close to the movie and TV studios. It would be very wise to accept internships, no matter how low the pay, at firms that do business with the entertainment industry. You would need to start as an accounting clerk and work up the career path to become a Showbiz Accountant.
Education needed
To become a Showbiz Accountant you need the basic skills of an accountant. Some of the needed skills are:
• financial accounting and reporting
• auditing standards and regulations
• professional ethics
• financial risk management
• strategic planning
• financial operations management
• tax preparation
After obtaining these standard accounting skills through school, you would then need to learn about the different aspects of the entertainment industry.
Showbiz Accounting
The Bottom Line
If you love working with numbers and mathematics but don't want a career in accounting because it seems that it may be really boring, then check out a career as a Showbiz Accountant. Two large Entertainment Accounting firms are ABS Payroll & Production Accounting of Los Angeles, CA and DHR Productions - Pulse Entertainment, Inc of San Francisco, CA. By becoming a Showbiz Accountant, you will be able to put your mathematical and critical thinking skills to use everyday and you will be working in a very exciting and fun environment. And to top it off, you may end up getting to meet some of your favorite TV and movie stars!
By Nathan Race
The University of Pennsylvania school of business, called Wharton is one of the best business schools in the nation. A graduate of this school is almost guaranteed a good job. To attain a BA or Bachelor of Arts in accounting, you need to go to college for 4 years. Then, you can go to graduate school for 18 to 24 months to obtain your MBA in business accounting (Master of Business Administration). Most schools offer internships at lower than normal pay at local accounting firms. The cost of a BA can be $10,000 to $50,000 a year for 4 years, depending on the school and if you live in the state. Graduate school at Wharton will cost $59,000 per year. Richard A Bloch, founder of H&R Block and Warren Buffet are alumni of Wharton.
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