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Tax Transformation Lead, ITV Together (12m FTC)

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Tax Transformation Lead, ITV Together 

12 Month FTC 

Manchester/London/Leeds (Flexible working)

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

At ITV, we’re well on our way to becoming a digital first business. We’re transforming the way we work so that tech is at the heart of everything we do. It’s what our More Than TV strategy is all about. And none of it would be possible without our data - and the people behind it.

This role entails

ITV Together is the largest global programme happening at ITV, involving everyone from across the business.  It's about redesigning how we work and interact through our people, HR, Finance and Production Finance processes and systems.  It will bring modern, simple and connected ways of working and technology to our evolving global business, supporting our More than TV strategy and ITV Fast Forward initiative.

This is a key role on the finance project team, designing our future tax processes and ways of working supported by the implementation of new systems and technology across ITV globally.


Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the Tax GPO in the delivery of the Tax vision in the ITV Together Finance transformation project
  • Ensure the solution design complies with current HMRC legislation and guidance
  • Work with the System Integrator and the Software provider to ensure the optimum solution for the ITV Tax function
  • Work closely with operational teams across the business to ensure data accuracy
  • Be proactive and forward thinking to ensure the solution is future proofed


Indirect Tax


  • Ensure R2R, O2C & P2P set up and implementation provides accurate data for indirect tax reporting and compliance
  • Work with the expenses work stream to design a policy and process to enable full & accurate VAT recovery for staff expenses
  • Ensure any overseas VAT considerations are managed as part of the project


Corporate Tax


  • Assist in designing and implementing an automated process for importing data from the new solution into Alpha Tax
  • Liaise with all work streams to ensure accuracy and availability of data to assist with detailed analysis 


Tax Accounting


  • Assist in designing and implementing automated tax reporting modules to ensure complete and accurate reporting at year-end as well as quarterly and half year
  • Ensure all tax reporting models are dynamic and easily updated for changes in the business structure


Transfer Pricing 


  • Assist in designing and implementing an automated transfer pricing model to ensure complete and accurate annual reporting


IR35 / Employment Taxes


  • Liaise with the HR and payroll work streams to establish a process of identifying engagements to ensure the capture of all relevant information for IR35 assessments
  • Liaise with the Business Service Centre to design a process to automate where possible the preparation and calculation of the annual PAYE Settlement agreement




  • Highlight risks and issues, identifying mitigating actions needed to resolve and move these forward
  • Working cross functionally with Finance, Production Finance and HR Global Process Owners when needed, ensuring the end solution works for all areas and all dependencies are identified
  • Identify dependencies with other ITV Together work streams and wider ITV initiatives
  • Update the Finance management team on progress and key items for discussion and action
  • Supporting with data migration/cleansing, go live cutover activities and post go live support.


Minimum Criteria 

  • Tax or Accountancy professional with recent previous experience of working within a tax environment 
  • Experience of working on transformation projects with the ability to drive change through collaboration
  • A broad knowledge of all taxes plus tax accounting within a large fast paced environment
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel and Google Suite


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)

Key Criteria

  • Passionate about technology and prepared to be involved in a “hands on” capacity with the detailed design
  • Both commercial & pragmatic when dealing with complex issues and willing to be flexible as scope, deadlines and deliverables shift during the project
  • Self-motivated, demonstrating ownership and delivering results in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and engage with the Tax SME’s and the broader finance personnel at all levels
  • Ability to challenge others but also a good listener
  • Knowledge of Oracle is beneficial but not essential as training will be provided 

Closing date: Sunday 5th December 2021

What we can offer

We offer a competitive salary and 5 weeks’ holiday on top of public holidays, plus the option to buy more. Other benefits include annual bonus plan, life assurance cover, and interest-free season-ticket loans, an opportunity to buy ITV shares, and the chance to join pension, health insurance, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes. Find out more about our benefits here

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance.

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications

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