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Outsourcing Advisor - Theatre (Production Accountant)

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Outsourcing Advisor - Theatre (Production Accountant)

West End


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Job Description

About Moore Kingston Smith
Moore Kingston Smith is a dynamic, leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers. We have been helping clients thrive since 1923.

As trusted advisers to businesses, private individuals and not for profit organisations, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their ambitions. We are committed to supporting them through good and bad times. Our highly experienced people have the strategic insight, drive and dedication to deliver results.

With over 60 partners and more than 500 staff based in and around London, we are a leading member of the Moore Global Network. An international family made up of over 30,000 people across more than 100 countries, members connect and collaborate to take care of our clients` needs - at a local, national and international level.

With the success of our clients at the centre of everything we do, our people are hugely important to us. We recognise that they are key to our continued growth and development as a firm. Our commitment to developing our people and providing an environment in which they can thrive is therefore paramount to us.

This is evidenced by the many awards we have won, recognising both our people and employer excellence, and our creative innovation, particularly in regard to client services - among other things.

Purpose of the Role
Our theatre team based in our West End office are now looking for an Outsourcing Advisor to join their exciting and growing theatre department. Working as part of a wider media team, the role will include management accounts, VAT, as well as production accounting specific to theatre productions, such as withholding tax and royalties.

Previous experience of production accounting is an advantage however; we will provide sector specific training and support to accountants new to the discipline.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
-Preparation of management and production accounts for the theatre portfolio
-VAT and payroll knowledge with experience in a fast paced environment
-Awareness of: theatre contras and relationship with the theatre operator
-Production costing and related accounting practice
-Royalties computation and investors distribution
-Payroll challenges with high volume of new hires and equity/musician/workplace pensions
-FEU and withholding tax beneficial
-Comfortable with production running accounts and tight weekly reporting deadlines
-Attention to details, consistent with formats and reporting, keen eye to spot trends with inquisitive mind challenging work previously done
-Great organisation skills, following procedures documenting methodology followed
-Confident when talking to clients, including attending their premises when required
-Ability to undertake the tight theatre deadlines
-Demonstrate a strong understanding of royalties and withholding tax
-Data processing
-Reconciliation of control accounts - Bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages etc
-Payroll reconciliation and analysis
-Journal entries
-Calculation and posting of accruals and prepayments
-Preparation of VAT returns and associated legislation returns, including cash accounting and partial exemption
-Preparation of year end accounts to 1st draft stages
-Ability to communicate confidently with Kingston Smith Partners/Managers regarding your client

Skills and Experience
-Experience/understanding of working with theatre clients
-Advance knowledge of Excel
-Competent with manual and computerised bookkeeping
-Able to produce weekly accounts for the theatre portfolio
-Clear and confident communication techniques and ability to feedback to all members of staff
-Strong organisational skills
-Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
-Able to travel to all areas of London and occasionally other locations if required
-Good IT skills including confidence with using Sage Line 50 and Excel
-Online software experience across a diverse range of packages is advantageous

Applicants with previous experience of dealing with a Theatre client portfolio or Tour accounting will have an advantage.

However we will provide sector specific training and support to applicants who are able to demonstrate a broad range of skills relevant to the role but who are new to production accounting.

Applicants will have worked in Practice.
AAT qualified

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