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London Film & TV Group
Employment type
Closing date

The role

We are looking for multiple qualified auditors to join our Film & TV team in London. This is a busy and rewarding role that would suit someone looking partner with clients in a ever growing industry.

In this position, you will report into managers, directors, and partners.

Our clients include all of the major Hollywood studios, major streaming networks as well as many independent film and television production companies in the US and UK. We also work with many other entities ancillary to film and television production, such as film financiers, visual effects and post-production houses and other service providers. Finally, we work with a number of video games developers ranging from small independents to large multi-national studios.

The responsibilities

Aside from the typical audit/accountancy work you might expect, the more specialised work you would be have exposure to would be as follows:

  • Preparation and review of BFI certificate applications
  • Preparation of production expenditure analysis for inclusion in tax returns
  • Preparation of tax credit estimates for upcoming productions/games
  • Preparation of production cost report audits for both individual productions and co-productions
  • Preparation and audit of funding applications and reports
  • Preparation of business plans and financial models to reflect varied businesses and opportunities in within the film, television and video game industries
  • Preparation of valuations for film/TV titles, film/TV libraries, incomes streams and other intellectual property.

The team

The Film & TV division has approximately 75 staff, including 7 Partners and 3 Directors. You will have a support network from Trainees all the way up to Partners.

The Film & TV team is separate from the other audit departments within the firm, though works alongside other teams and the individual would get significant internal exposure to staff and partners in various departments including corporate tax, personal tax, payroll and outsourcing.


  • ACA or ACCA qualified, with experience working in an audit and accounts practice
  • Passionate about delivering quality and ensures that client needs are met, benefiting both the client and the firm
  • Defines tailored personal performance measures and continuously looks to assess, improve and achieve objectives
  • Sets priorities, defines activities, gives responsibilities and plans work so that results are achieved on time
  • Takes ownership of work and takes personal responsibility for on time delivery
  • Seeks self-development and provides support that enables others to develop within the firm
  • Works cooperatively with others, positively influences them and ensures team participation to support the firm’s goals
  • Thinks widely and laterally to identify and consider different options before determining the best solution
  • Listens to, understands and communicates proactively and confidently with others in a clear, concise, polite and purposeful way
  • Shows both a strong technical accounting and audit knowledge and an ability to apply this to bespoke client situations.

Reward and benefits

  • A 35 hour working week with a hybrid working policy with the flexibility to work from home for up to three days per week (our core hours are 10-4)
  • Excellent benefits including; contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance cover and great flexible benefits and family friendly policies,
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan. Paid in December.
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.

About us
Saffery LLP is an adviser to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, providing market-leading accountancy, audit, business advisory, tax and VAT services. Founded in 1855, we are the UK’s 15th largest accountancy firm.

When you work with us at Saffery, you work with people who know your name, not just a job title.   We’re a place shaped by friendly, intelligent people who are individually excellent and collectively exceptional. We’re committed to our clients, but also to our greatest asset – our people.

As a proud member of Nexia, a leading, international network of independent accounting and consulting firms, we’ve got access to local insight on a global scale.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion  
Equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. With our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we are building on our positive work culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and strengthen our equitable culture of inclusion, led from the top.

We hope you will apply to us, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability or neurodivergence, because individual differences equal collective strength. Built on values of excellence, integrity, enthusiasm and collegiality, Saffery is where Potential meets Personal.