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Junior-level Production Accountant – ITV Newsroom

In this role, you'll provide support for the news production, focusing on the reporting of news production spend across the ITV Newsroom.

Overview:

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.

 

The main function of this role is to provide support for the news production, focusing on the reporting of news production spend across the ITV Newsroom.

 

A key output is a weekly variance report for the business to manage their news production budgets and to make timely decisions on spend. Working closely and managing relationships with the business is key to this role, aiding cost capture and accurate reporting as well as a real understanding of all news production related costs. This is a responsive role, with fast changing priorities.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Daily collation of news production cost estimates using a cost tracking system, working closely with the business, in particular the News desk, Production Manager & Travel desk, to ensure accurate cost capture
  • Preparation of a regular news production report to be reviewed by the Finance Manager - Newsrooms and then reported to the Operations & Finance Director & Heads of Business
  • Assisting with the news production month end including analysis of actuals, posting accrual and prepayment journals in the accounting system
  • Assist with the preparation of news production budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure that news production spend is in line with the agreed budget or cost split agreements
  • Reconciliation of actual news production spend to budgets/forecasts
  • Responsible for understanding the news production budget/forecast variances and contributing to the commentary in the management accounts
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Responsibility for checking and accurately coding invoices, facilitating invoice authorisation on a timely basis and dealing with any related queries
  • Responsibility for preparing data from ITN’s satellite database, coding and obtaining approval for transactions and checking invoices against the master data file
  • Proactively engaged to improve cost capture and management
  • Team player, offering support to news production and the rest of the Newsroom Finance team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Financially numerate
  • Interest in Media and News & Current Affairs
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to create and maintain good relationships with finance and operational staff
  • Highly motivated, proactive, organised, good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a professional attitude
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Confidence in working in a demanding & dynamic production newsroom.

 

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.


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