Devin Lawrence Cutler

EDUCATION Degree: B.S. Accounting, May 1988 from the University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA (with an emphasis on Film Business and Budgeting)
GPA: 3.5 accounting courses, 3.6 overall - Cum Laude

Entertainment Financial Consulting Services
Principal (March 2012 to present)

Provide financial consulting for motion picture and television companies, including CFO services, accounting, budgeting and forecasting, production lending, et al.

Media 8 Entertainment (formerly MDP Worldwide)
Chief Financial Officer (February 1998 to August 2011)

Responsibilities include supervision of financial statements and financial reporting for a public company, supervision of accounts receivable, accounts payable, contract and rights administration, treasury and cash management, human resources, and IT, preparation of corporate tax returns, tax audits, cash and P&L budgeting and variance analysis, producer participations, systems maintenance, design, and upgrade, acquisitions due diligence, production accounting, insurance, and maintenance of corporate credit lines and banking relationships.
  New World Entertainment
Executive Director Finance and Administration (April 1990 to February 1998)
Senior Financial Analyst (July 1988 to April 1990)

Responsibilities included supervising a department of seven, direction of collections averaging approximately $8 million per month on total receivables of approximately $65 million, contract administration including agent agreements, barter deals, license agreements and amendments for over $60 million per year in sales, cash and sales forecasts and preparation of the annual budget, supervision of bank borrowing facilities covering over $50 million in loans, adoption of withholding tax structures, supervision of foreign collection societies, implementation and maintenance of the ESS foreign distribution computer system, auditing contracts, maintaining receivables, revenue recognition and forecasts, periodic accruals, agent commissions, bad debt reserve, budget analyses, and preparation of journal entries.
Bookkeeper for Avton Films (part-time), Bookkeeper for Stephen Hartfield C.P.A. (part-time), Accounting Clerk/Cashier (part-time)
Proficient with Windows and Mac OS
Proficient with spreadsheets and word processing programs
Proficient with a variety of rights licensing programs
Proficient with Quickbooks accounting software
Dean’s Honor Roll (1984-1987), Dean’s/President’s Scholarships
Valedictorian - Katella High School (Anaheim, California)
Passed CPA Test May of 1993 (first attempt)
Award-winning speaker (National Forensic League)
First chairperson of the ESS worldwide users’ group
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