Working in the fast paced film industry is challenging and also rewarding. The majority of my responsibilities revolved around Accounts Payable and Payroll. Working in coordination with a 6 member accounting team my responsibilities revolved around processing invoices and purchase orders by coding them and entering them into the internal accounting software. Periodically posting transactions to GL and cutting checks to the appropriate vendors. Also, check requests and p-card statements from employees would have to be reconciled and entered into internal accounting software. Cash Reimbursements processing only to authorized employees. Weekly payroll processing for 300+ employees requires obtaining timecards in a timely manner and verifying hours for accuracy and resolving any issues with employees. Conversion of hours to military time and then from minute to decimal. Application of hourly/daily/weekly rates for employees and enter into internal accounting software. Determine appropriate withholdings according to local/state/federal laws, cut checks, obtain signatures and prepare checks for dissemination.
Human Resources/Talent Acquisition Analyst (Former Employee) – Beverly Hills, CA – March 10, 2017
FIM (FOX Interactive Media) taught me a great deal about Talent Acquisition and how to manage a work/life balance. The demand was huge with approximately 100-130 people being hired per month. We had to keep a handle on the on-boarding process for each person. I had a great manager/director who navigated the uncharted waters perfectly and allowed for us to do our jobs effectively and efficiently.
High volume work load but a work group with an excellent team mentality.
Accounts Payable Clerk/Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 19, 2017
Most days there were always little fires to put out and new processes to implement. Calls from the client community and outside vendors were spent trying to determine what they needed and the best way to help them. If a process was not working correctly or broke down, it was a scramble to find ways around it to make everyone happy. Striving to help the client community help themselves by getting invoices paid or dealing with irate vendors.
I learned that helping people get all the information they needed (within reason) to get something done was not only a tremendous help to them, but was always appreciated and rewarded. This involved having empathy for those needing help, no matter how small in the grand scheme of things something may seem to you.
It was good having management who would get in the trenches with you and if they listened to your opinions and ideas, that was always a bonus.
We always celebrated little victories to relive the stress. There were always little perks in the form of snacks, promotional items sent down from the television and sports properties, etc.
Balancing the need to get vendors, contractors and employees paid and making sure everything was correct, in a timely manner, fixing issues with international payments and making sure everyone was in satisfied by some degree.
I had a great team to work with and we all strived to provide the best work we could and to help our co-workers do the same.
Television and sports promotional items, snacks and bottled water provided by management, free movies, good benefits.
Can provide full view of cable networks and show operations
Exec. Dir., Fox Networks Engineering & Operations (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 26, 2017
Many opportunities in all aspects of Television / Film. Business is fast paced and constantly changing. Hardest part of the job is maintaining agility within company culture. Most enjoyable part is the people and being part of the larger distribution / product - regardless of position.
SR Coordinator FOX Networks & FOX Films (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2015
This has been a great learning experience where I have met wonderful people that have inspired me and I have thrived. Some of the brightest, toughest, most creative, and fantastic people work here. What a trip!
Intern, Corporate Communications (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 7, 2015
I enjoyed this position and love walking onto the Fox lot and seeing things filmed. Every day is a new adventure where your mind is tested to its limits and you get to interact with interesting people.
Executive Assistant, Office of the CIO (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 1, 2014
The truth is, I had learned everything I could from this job after two years. After that it was the people and friends I made that kept me there another nearly five years. My job was basic, answer the phones, schedule meetings, pay invoices, and other normal assistant duties.
The management left everyone alone pretty much unless they had to step in. But mostly everyone was trusted to complete their work on time and on their own accord and it worked well.
The hardest part of the job was that it became really easy and I didn't feel challenge, which led to my eventual resignation. The most enjoyable part were the people.
Low pressure and warm, welcoming environment if you have
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2014
A typical 9-5 job (although more accurately a 7-4) with fairly frequent early days off. I found myself dabbling in multiple departments but management was reluctant to let me expand into any of them. I saw multiple coworkers downsized as my role expanded with no increase in pay, and they were replaced with inexperienced temps that low-level employees were expected to train with limited knowledge.
In one case, I had worked in an office for less than a few days before I was spending more than an hour training another employee who had worked there much longer how to do our joint job more effectively. This was a frequent occurrence as higher-level employees were often too busy to explain the basics of the job and delegated training to employees with a fairly limited scope of knowledge.
All said and done, though, it was an easy-going environment with very little pressure except to be accurate and open-minded.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014
Fast paced environment, co-workers were the best. Hardest part of working for this company was being promoted or finding another job within the company. Most enjoyable part of working for this company was the free movie screenings.
Preview movies before the are released to the public
Not much opportunity for advancement within the department.