NFTS Introduction to Production Accounting

Short course


FREE Online Course (2 Days)

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 April 2022

  • Are you unemployed as a result of the pandemic or in temporary employment and looking for a more secure industry?

  • Are you 23 years+?

  • Have you lived in Scotland for the last 3 years?

  • Do you have finance experience at any level, from petty cash handling upwards?

Join our FREE online Introduction to Production Accounting and find out how you can become a Production Accountant from one of the world’s leading Film and Television schools*.

Discover how you can join one of Scotland’s fastest-growing sectors, contributing a staggering £719m to the economy each year.


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Why become a Production Accountant?

There has been a huge increase in UK Film and Television productions over recent years and we need more Production Accountants to help our industry continue to grow.

With more exciting Production Accounting opportunities than ever, it’s the perfect time to begin an exciting new career in Film and Television.

What Does a Production Accountant Do?

“You never know what the day is going to bring.”

Eryn Walker, Production Accountant


Across the industry, Production Accountants calculate finances, work out the cost of a production, communicate with financiers and control the cash flow or spending. It is an important role that requires a level head, self-confidence and strong communication skills.

Every job is different. Small-scale production to major budget, international location or on home turf, you’ll find new challenges and new rewards with each post as you develop your skills.

What Does the Introduction to Production Accounting Cover?

Touching on topics like budgets, development and post production costs, locations and legal issues, participants will gain a good overview of the production process and the Production Accountant’s role, responsibilities and relationships within it.

What Happens Afterwards?

Depending on your experience, you might want to jump straight into the industry, and we may be able to help you find employment.

Or you might decide to apply for our Diploma in Production Accounting for Film & Television

Our Diploma is believed to be the only course of its type in the world and we’re proud to say that, at NFTS, 93% of our students go on to employment, many securing a job before the end of their course.

This course is funded through the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund, which was created to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

*In 2021, NFTS was ranked one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 15 International Film Schools for the 11th successive year.


Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

The course is free for those who are eligible. 

How to apply

Application deadline: