About us

An experienced team and a growing business

Miss CFO manages finance and production for film, media and television. The company was founded in 2012. After receiving praise for their work from numerous clients they decided to join forces to fill a gap in the market for quality, professional and affordable financial advice presented in a way easily understood by creatives. Miss CFO now provides financial and production accounting services to the media sector focusing on Film, TV and commercials but also more recently New Media and Digital Marketing.

The company has gone from strength to strength and grown into a successful business in a relatively short time. In 2013 we added a production management service to enable us to act as a fixer for companies who wish to film in the UK/US/Spain but do not have contacts on the ground.

Miss CFO is based in London, with a second branch in Los Angeles. This enables us to offer services to clients who operate in both the UK and US markets. We also have a satellite office in Spain that offers a full fixer service to further expand your location options.

The Miss CFO team includes many talented people ranging from Financial and Management Accountants, Production Accountants and Bookkeepers to Production Managers and Production Executives. Also on board are a Legal & Business Affairs Professional and a UK Payroll Expert. Though the name may suggest that this company is all about Girl Power, there are a number of very talented men working at Miss CFO…

 

Meet the team

 

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Mandy Calder

JOINT-FOUNDER AND CEO LOS ANGELES

After training as a Chartered Accountant specialising in media, Mandy was CFO for Initial and Harbour Pictures, where she’s still on the board. Her passion is helping creatives adopt sound financial practices. She loves running (slowly!). She’s run 10 half marathons and the New York Marathon.

“Run Forrest! Run!”

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Martin Heriot

HEAD OF PRODUCTION, US

From The London International Film School Martin worked his way up to line producer, creative shooting producer and director for Tiger Aspect, Endemol, Warner Bros, MTV and the BBC. When he’s not shooting, you’ll find Martin horse riding or sailing.

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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Katie Boston

HEAD OF PRODUCTION, UK

Katie began in television as a freelance Production and Unit Manager working across sport, live entertainment, features and documentaries. She has since worked as a Production Executive for Ricochet and Head of Production for Red House Television. Katie loves poetry and travel.

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”

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Darren Stuart

HEAD OF PRODUCTION, SPAIN

Darren handles all our production services for Spain via his Malaga-based company. His first feature was picked up by Paramount in the UK and sold worldwide by Canada’s Cinemavault. He likes to experiment with Italian, Spanish and Asian cookery.

“Live every day like it was your last because one day you’ll be right.”

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Rose McCarthy

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT, UK & US

Rose started in factual programming before moving into light entertainment and more recently drama for companies such as Blast, Endor and Company Pictures. She is an avid dancer and ardent football fan. She also loves the outdoors and has visited every continent.

“Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”

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Maggie Lysaght

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT, UK

Maggie started out in the music industry at Virgin Records then worked on the Oscar winning Shakespeare In Love before moving into TV at Worlds End Television. She is a huge fan of Freakonomics, Northern Soul and everything 60s. Audrey Hepburn is her idol and she completely agrees with Audrey…

“There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.”

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Anna Harrington

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT, UK & IRELAND

Anna is a highly experienced production accountant who’s worked in factual, entertainment, drama and film for Tiger Aspect, Red Production Company and Lime Pictures. She has a passion for heavy metal, is a keen cook and an avid football supporter!

“Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?”

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Kalpana Yejju

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT UK

Kalpana has worked in corporate and production finance for a number of top TV companies She gained her BA in India and also has a diploma in computing, Her hobbies are travel, drawing, painting, playing badminton and needlework.
“Sew..a needle pulling thread…♫♪♪”

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John Villeneau

HEAD OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

John has worked for Channel 4, GMTV with Granada International, Shine, Eyeworks, Remedy, Bwark and Red House Television. As well as heading up our Business Affairs Services department, he also looks after commercial exploitation and contracts. John is a keen cyclist.

“The theatre’s too deep for me. I prefer bicycling.”

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Alice Lister

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT/MANAGER US

Alice has managed and produced projects all over the world for a variety of international broadcasters as well as working on a variety of TVC and viral campaigns for international brands.

Sometimes I’ve believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast

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Lijana Cvijic

BOOKKEEPER

Lijana moved to London from Lithuania over 14 years ago and has worked in a variety of finance and admin roles. She is currently studying for AAT Level 3. She has a passion for making special occasion cakes.

“Truly scrumptious, you’re truly truly scrumptious!”

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Ellie Calder

BOOKKEEPER

Ellie graduated in fashion design at the Istituto Marangoni in London. She is keen to learn bookkeeping and see how different businesses operate as she plans to launch her own fashion label. In her spare time Ellie likes to go to exhibitions, particularly at the V&A.

“You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos.”

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Vicky Perez

BOOKKEEPER UK / SPAIN

Vicky grew up in the UK and Spain and has worked for several UK production companies such as Blink Entertainment and Blast Films on a variety of genres of programming.  A first class bookkeeper with great attention to detail.

“Pequeños momentos, grandes recuerdos”

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Charlie Calder

JUNIOR BOOKKEEPER

Charlie studied Business Studies at A Level and is keen to see how businesses operate as this may prove useful in his bid to take over the world. He plans to study Music Production, and in his spare time plays in a rock band. In the future he fully expects to be a rock god.

“God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass!”

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Radley

GENERAL DOGSBODY

Radley’s job is to keep everyone happy in exchange for regular walks and three squares a day plus the occasional Hinano’s hamburger! In his spare time he likes to meet up with his canine friends and terrorise the UPS man.

“You barkin’ at me?!”

 

 

 

Our services

We take the headache away

Finance

Let us handle your accounts. We act as your CFO, so you’ve always got someone on your side – and in control.
  • Management accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cashflow
  • Financial planning
  • Invoicing
  • Credit control
  • Payment runs
  • Payroll
  • Systems modification

Production

We provide a full fixer service for film and TV productions in the UK, US and Spain. Contact us now about your next big shoot.
  • Production accounting
  • Production management
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Fixer service for filming
  • Contracting crew
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Legal compliance
  • Production payroll
  • Film and TV project packaging
  • Executive producer services

Company management

If you’re setting up or growing your own company, there’s a lot to think about. We can help you get things right first time.
  • Company incorporation
  • Company secretary service
  • Business plan
  • Tax relief and grants
  • Operational analysis
  • Compliance with industry regulations
  • Bank liaison

 

Locations

We have teams in LA, Pittsburgh, London and Malaga

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Our clients

 

companies Miss CFO has helped
international offices
combined years in the industry
close-knit team members
countries our clients have filmed in

Get in touch

Tell us a bit about you, and let’s talk