Manager/Assistant Manager (Tax – Film & TV)

Job Type: Permanent Location: London

This is a unique opportunity to join the group which handles the corporate tax aspects of the firm’s Film & Television Team.

The role

The position will form part of the corporate tax group within the London Tax department, but the vast majority of the workload will relate to clients of the Film & Television Team, which provides a wide range of audit and accountancy advice and related services to companies in the sector.

The role

This is a challenging and interesting client facing role, which will include exposure to a wide range of clients, often working to tight deadlines and dealing with challenging technical issues.

  • Responsibility for a portfolio of Creative Sector corporate clients, with an emphasis on Video Game Developers
  • Assisting with Creative Sector Tax Credit claims on Games, Movies & High-End TV Productions
  • Advising on the operation of the Reliefs, and how clients can structure their productions to obtain the maximum benefit from them
  • Involvement with other OMB tax aspects of the client base including Share Schemes, Valuations, R&D
  • Working directly with Partners in the Tax and the Film & TV Teams

The team

The Saffery Champness Film & Television Team is one of the leading advisers to the sector, with a wide-ranging client list encompassing major studios, facilities companies and independent film & TV producers.

The office

We offer accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff work regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located.

The London Tax Department is currently split into six tax groups consisting of a corporate tax team, a VAT team, three personal tax groups and a tax advisory group. The department comprises 12 tax partners, and over 80 employees, with the majority being tax professionals.

The position will form part of the corporate tax group within the London Tax department, but the vast majority of the workload will relate to clients of the Film & Television Team, which provides a wide range of audit and accountancy advice and related services to companies in the sector.

You

Experience of working with clients in the Creative Sector would be an advantage, though not essential provided the candidate had a track-record of delivering a high standard of client service and dealing with complex technical work. A natural team player is essential, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). Previous experience in a corporate tax role, preferably in a Top 50 firm.

Salary/benefits

  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme at Assistant Manager and Manager level. This is based on both individual performance and firm performance. This is paid annually in August
  • Salary reviews annually in October.
  • Twenty-five days annual leave. This increases in line with length of service.
  • In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days (35 hours) holiday a year, subject to staff partner approval.
  • Six-month probationary period.
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary,
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 4% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, which include; health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA). More information will be provided on joining.

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