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A 2 day workshop for North Queenslanders wishing to use their accounting skills to crossover into the screen industry.

This initiative is part of Screen Queensland's North Queensland Regional Program, delivered in partnership with Screenworks.


Production Accountants are currently in short supply across the whole of Australia. 

This workshop - led by screen industry accounting leaders Moneypenny - will introduce the specialised skills of film and television production accounting to 20 North Queenslanders and provide pathways into professional entry-level production accounting positions in the region.

It is ideal for those with some knowledge and experience of accounting who wish to transfer those skills to the film and television industry or production professionals wishing to add another string to their bow.

Attendees will explore the tasks and requirements of a production accountant during the Pre-Production, Shoot and Post Production phases. Covering such topics as The Budget, Cashflow, Payroll, Cost Reporting and Federal and State Incentives, it is an overview of the fundamental skills and temperament required to give the best chance of having a successful Production Accounting career.

This workshop is taught, in person, by Jill Hewitt, Training Director at Moneypenny Services. She is a financial controller and industry mentor to emerging production accountants across Australia.  

Applications close at 9am QLD time on Monday 18th April 2022.

Registration information:

  • This course is being offered to 20 selected Northern Queensland residents for free.  
  • Screenworks is strongly encouraging applications from Mackay, Prosepine, Airlie Beach and Townsville and at least 3 places will be allocated to candidates from these regions. Travel subsidies will be made available to assist with travel to Cairns from these regions.
  • As places are strictly limited, please ensure you can make the date before registering.
  • To be considered for a place, candidates will need to complete the registration process, provide a resume and answer the questions.
  • Applications close at 9am QLD time on Monday 18th April 2022.
  • All registrations will be assessed by representatives from Screen Queensland, Screenworks and Moneypenny. Successful candidates will be notified by email by Wednesday 20th April 2022.
  • If you require any assistance with the registration process, please contact Screenworks Project Coordinator, Riannon Belcher on

COVID-Safe Event

As per the current Queensland Government health guidelines, all attendees will need to check-in via the Check In Qld app and show proof of vaccination status when attending the workshop. If these requirements change, we will inform selected participants and registered attendees.

Production Accounting Essentials is part of Screen Queensland's North Queensland Regional Program, delivered in partnership with Screenworks

Our event partner and presenter of the workshop is Moneypenny and the event is supported by CQU and AFTRS.


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