Student Placement Programme

by SRLV

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Deadline: 31st January 2022
Salary: Competitive
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Accountancy, Auditing/Tax
Location: Central London and City
City: Fitzrovia, London

SRLV Student Placement Programme 2022

The Roles

Looking to kick-start your career in accountancy by gaining vital work experience for one-year as part of your university degree? Then look no further!

We have 4 opportunities spread across our practice and departments, which are a great opportunity to gain real life exposure to how we work as an organisation and gain key skills to help; you as an individual, your degree and your future.

Music & Entertainment Team (General Practice) - Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day bookkeeping and accounting for a portfolio of clients;
  • Client bank and credit card reconciliations;
  • Raising sales invoices, considering the VAT position on international invoices;
  • Assisting with management reporting and annual accounting compliance by preparing accounts and reports such as tour reports comparing actual to budget, wealth statements;
  • Processing receipts;
  • Assisting with preparation of VAT returns and EC Sales Lists for manager review and client approval;
  • Assist with handling aspects of the portfolio’s financial and personal affairs;
  • Assisting with the maintenance and review of accounting records raising issues to relevant Managers;
  • Liaising directly with clients and suppliers in a timely and professional manner online, over the phone or in person;
  • Reconciling reports on MS Excel and QuickBooks;
  • Making, monitoring and reporting on bank payments;
  • Online banking including preparing payments;
  • Writing cheques.

Royalties Team - Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and completion of royalty statements
  • Ensuring contractual guidelines are met
  • Process UK and International receipts
  • High level analysis on royalty audits
  • Assist with record/publishing catalogue valuations
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure seamless delivery of work
  • Communicate with clients, both on-site where applicable or via telephone / email to resolve
  • Straight forward queries or issues and obtain supporting documentation
  • Highlight to manager any issues or problems that occur in a timely fashion
  • Assist on any other royalties projects
  • Role split is approximately 15% music rights valuations; 15% royalty auditing; 30% record label/publishing company royalty distributions; 40% general royalty analysis.

Personal & Corporate Tax Team - Key Responsibilities

  • Daily support to the Tax Team on their portfolios, together with ad-hoc work from other team members;
  • Gathering tax packs for partner review;
  • Sending tax returns to clients;
  • Submitting tax returns;
  • Reviewing internet for potential FEU applications;
  • VAT repayments for FEU applications;
  • Dealing with post/paperwork that the team receives;
  • Completing Forms: EIS applications;
  • FEU Applications;
  • Update hard files for VIP clients;
  • Urgent Tax Return and Tax Report preparation/adjustments;
  • Circulating timeline to the whole team – setting out the months goals/targets/important dates etc. to SL and London first week of the month;
  • Update and maintain tax technical library;
  • Take calls and to HMRC where required;
  • Setting up the weekly calls with external team members;
  • Run and issue monthly WIP reports to tax managers so that we can review what to bill;
  • Arrange with PAs to raise and send bills where instructed;
  • Liaising between PAs and Tax Team.

The Corporate Tax team prepares corporate tax computations for over 1,000 companies as well as being involved with advisory matters on corporate tax issues. As an intern in the CT team, your role could involve:

  • Helping the team gather information for the computations, assisting with the preparation and submission of computations;
  • Liaising with other departments, internally and externally, and possibly HMRC;
  • Assisting with basic research;
  • Assisting on a range of tax and administrative matters within the team.

Please note this lists are not exhaustive

Who You Are

We’re looking for candidates who are motivated and creative, who understand our values and have the drive to help us achieve our goals. You’ll need to be a true team player, with exceptional communication skills, the ability to manage high volume workloads and adhere to tight deadlines.

You will be proactive, ambitious and most of all care about the work we do and the clients we support as much as we do.

In order to apply:

  • You will be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 degree in Accountancy and Finance from a top university (other similar subject areas may be considered)
  • You will have previously achieved 112 (new tariff) or 280 (old tariff) UCAS points from at least 3 A-Levels (excluding General Studies)
  • You will have Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language

Who We Are

We value Partnership. SRLV is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors based in fantastic offices in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.

Our client base has a real strength in the music, media and entertainments sector, whilst maintaining a broad range of clients including prestigious restaurant groups, luxury retailers, professional services firms, property, travel, and technology businesses.

Why SRLV?

As an Assistant on the SRLV Student Placement Programme you will be provided with the opportunity to broaden your accountancy knowledge and build upon theoretical experience as part of a friendly, supportive and technically strong team within a growing firm in London’s Fitzrovia.

Working within our music, media & entertainment team you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of clients and will be involved in many areas of their businesses. With responsibility for duties such as bookkeeping; tour reconciliations; making, monitoring and reporting on bank payments and providing high-level administrative support, this is a really exciting opportunity for an ambitious and hard-working undergraduate to gain practical experience.

Undergraduate Industrial placements provide invaluable hands on experience unobtainable through study alone. We will give you responsibility from the beginning and support all the way.

If you demonstrate you have what it takes to be part of the SRLV team it can lead to securing a permanent role and training contract with us when you graduate from university.

Benefits

At SRLV, we offer a wide range of benefits which you will be entitled to after successful completion of your probationary period. These include, but are not limited to, fantastic private medical insurance cover and cashback for medical expenses such as dentist visits and eye tests for the duration of your internship.

Other benefits include early finishes on a Friday (when time is made up over the course of the week, subject to manager approval) and extra annual leave over the Christmas period. Season ticket loans to help with your commute. We also offer company discount at a growing list of local establishments including restaurants and hair salons.

Additional Information

  • Hours of Work: 9.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Salary: Competitive
  • No. of positions: 4
  • Think You’ve Got What It Takes? Apply Now!

    This is a really exciting opportunity for you to enhance your studies and kick-start your future career in accountancy.

    Due to the large volume of candidates, we receive we may not be able to respond to all applicants.

    What Happens Next?

    Step 1 - The Short List:

    Once you hit that send button, we’ll be busy behind the scenes shortlisting candidates.

    Step 2 – The Chat:

    When we have a short list, we’ll arrange to have a quick telephone chat with you to get to know you a little better.

    Step 3 – The Interview:

    This is your chance to shine. Show us who you really are. What gets you out of bed in the morning? How do you problem solve? Interact with others?

    Step 4 – The Results:

    Successful students will be notified shortly afterwards. If you’ve taken the time to meet with us, we will happily give our time to provide you detailed feedback to help you in future interviews.

    About SRLV

    We value Partnership. SRLV is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors based in fantastic offices in the heart of London’s West End.

    SRLV is a proudly independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors. Much of our success is due to our commitment to build strong relationships and working in partnership with our clients.

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