30+ days ago


We are looking for a dedicated and driven individual with a desire to develop themselves within a Group Finance function.  The candidate will work closely with the Head of Financial Reporting and Operations with key responsibilities and attributes outlined below.

  • Statutory Reporting, Analysis & Audit
    • Preparation of the annual statutory accounts under FRS102 and lead contact throughout the annual and interim audit processes
    • Preparation of all disclosure schedules (incl tax and pension liability)
    • Preparation of schedules and supporting memos for audit analysis
    • Subsidiary accounts preparation and filing
    • Responsible for preparation of annual returns and other statutory requirements for all companies including dormant and joint ventures 
    • Assist in all aspects of the Pension Scheme (cash flow analysis re: deficit contributions, pension deficit reporting for annual accounts, Pension Protection Fund levy analysis, planning and predictions, management of pension expenses, involvement in deficit valuation discussions)
  • Month end group reporting and forecasting
    • Preparation of monthly management pack, Group quarterly forecasts and annual budget / 3 year plan for presentation to the ITN Board, incorporating business analysis for each
    • Monthly reporting to ITN shareholders
    • Responsible for reconciliation and forecasting of some group cost centres
  • Taxation
    • Responsible for annual corporation tax (ITN Limited plus subsidiary companies):
      • Tax analysis and categorisation of expenditure across the business
      • Compilation of tax computation working papers
      • Liaising with external advisors as appropriate
      • Review and submission of Corporation tax returns
    • Assistance with ad hoc tax advice – corporate, income and other
    • Preparation of Taxation notes to Financial Statements
    • Preparation of working papers and liaising with external providers for overseas tax compliance
    • Tax planning and forecasting
  • Controls, Policies, Projects and adhoc
    • Work with the Change Manager to analyse and progress opportunities for efficiency and process improvements within Group Finance.
    • Ensure compliance with internal and external controls and regulations
    • Key role in planned finance system replacement project
      • Ensuring reporting requirements are protected
      • Ensuring chart of accounts are appropriate for Group reporting requirements (statutory/ tax)
      • Assessing ability to implement new consolidated actual and forecast cashflow model for the various revenue streams
    • Adhoc group finance and business projects as they arise
    • Close working relationship providing adhoc reporting and support to the Head of Financial Reporting and Operations, and the CFOO as required
  • Line Management
    • Currently responsible for line management of 1 Assistant Financial Accountant (may vary)
      • Develop and coach any direct reports as appropriate
      • Responsible for review of work e.g. currently including corporate allocations recharges and forecasting, VAT and PSA preparation, companies house filings, ONS reporting

These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.

  • Qualified accountant (ACA) with PQE
  • Strong technical knowledge with previous statutory reporting and tax experience essential
  • Clear understanding of financial controls and importance of data integrity
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • An organised and flexible approach to work
  • Effective workload prioritisation
  • Approachable, with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong Excel and data manipulation skills
  • Ability to review and analyse data, identifying matters for further investigation
  • Deal effectively with both financial and operational management and staff at various levels
  • Perform tasks to the highest professional standards

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience. and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore. 

Source: ITN