Theatre Production Accountant, Nyman Libson Paul


We are looking for an accounting senior to join our specialist theatre production accounting team, which services a variety of theatrical and live entertainment productions, ranging from large West End musicals, plays, immersive experiences and touring companies both in the UK and globally. 

Ideally this would suit a recently or newly qualified accountant with an interest in and passion for theatre and live entertainment. 

Job Specification:

• Preparation of four weekly production accounts for a variety of touring and stand alone productions 

• Calculation of four weekly royalty payments to creative team, licensing and fixed fees 

• Distributions to investors including return of capital and profit shares 

• Regular liaison with and reporting to General Managers, Producers and Investors 

• Preparation of supporting documentation for Theatre Tax Credit claims and for submission to HMRC 

• Preparation of statutory financial statements for submission to Companies House 

• Quarterly VAT returns 

• Certification of figures for investors 

• FEU (foreign entertainers unit) applications and returns 

• CT61 withholding tax returns 

Person Specification: 

• Preferably qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA – or exceptionally qualified by experience 

• Excellent bookkeeping skills with a high attention to detail 

• Excellent communication skills both written and oral 

• Ability to organise own work and to supervise work of junior members of the team 

• Ability to work to deadlines 

• IT skills to include Quickbooks and Excel (and preferably Xero and/or Caseware) 

• Knowledge and experience of preparing statutory financial statements 

• Good working knowledge of VAT 

• Preferably an extra curricular interest in theatre and live performance 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

Please be advised that approaches from agencies or via any other media will not be considered.