Short course


This course is an up-to-date, interactive look at the role of the production accountant across film and TV, tailored to the needs of the participants.

Aimed at Assistant Production Accountants making the move to Production Accountant, Accountants thinking of moving to Film and TV Production Accounting, Producers wishing to gain insight in to the wider role of Production Accountant and Production Accountants returning or moving genres.

Areas covered include:

  • Budgets
  • Development costs
  • Post Production
  • Locations
  • Insurance/Finance/Legal
  • Call Sheets
  • Progress reports
  • Working with a Producer
  • Production accounting roles & responsibilities
  • Legal Issues & Constraints
  • Cost implication
  • Cost reporting
  • Cashflows

By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of the entire production process, have gained an insight into a Production Accountant’s role, responsibilities & relationships, and have an improved, up to date understanding of the Programme Budgets, Cost Drivers and Cost Reports.

Previous course participants:

'(Sam) was fantastic. She was informative, engaging, entertaining and supportive. She appreciated that we were coming from different places and wanted to gain different things from the course. She was a really good advert for the profession.'
'This course was amazing for me personally. I loved hearing how Samantha runs things and how much she loves what she does. I picked up lots of tips about what to do to make my life easier when I step up'
'The course was really good in showing why production accounting is different from other types of accounting and, also, what to expect on the job.'

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £365
Corporate Rate: £720

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.


If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to

The bursary deadline for this course is 9 am on Monday 23rd March 2020

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please also read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.


Course applicants for NFTS Scotland courses listed on ScreenSkills Skills Passport are now also eligible to apply for the Skills Passport Bursary (as long as they fit the eligibility criteria of the course itself) whilst the course is featured by ScreenSkills. Please follow the links for more information and to apply. 

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and submit your CV to