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Management Accountant - Base


London, United Kingdom 05-28-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organisations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.

Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

CAA Base is the agency for professional footballers dedicated to the ongoing development and management of their careers. Established in 1997, with its Head Office in London and supported by consultant offices throughout Europe, South America, Australasia and North America, CAA Base's extensive network provides maximum opportunity for its clients' movement and onward careers.

We are seeking a proficient and personable Management Accountant to be responsible for providing financial services to ensure an efficient, accurate and timely, Financial & Management Accounting function for CAA Base. You will report directly into the Financial Controller and play a crucial role in supporting the finance activities for the continually growing CAA Base. The role has a wide range of responsibilities and will require someone who can work accurately and to tight deadlines.

Main Responsibilities to include:
• Prepare and maintain all financial schedules, ledgers, and balance sheet reconciliations in compliance with company policies and procedures.
• Preparation of all bank reconciliations.
• Prepare monthly management reporting packages for submission to Finance Director, UK & International, adhering to month end deadlines.
• Preparation of month end journals, month end audit files and Balance Sheet reconciliations.
• Month end close and timely preparation of financial and management reports (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow).
• Assist in the preparation of month end flux analysis.
• Preparation of revenue invoices and supporting the financial controller in the correct recognition of revenue.
• Review of customer ageing and chasing of overdue collections.
• Ensuring timeliness, accuracy and completeness of transaction processing into the financial system- Microsoft Dynamics 365.
• Ensuring timely and accurate submission of financial reporting to Group Finance (LA).
• Performing a first review of employee expenses on Concur by ensuring the correct documentation is provided and the cost is within Company policy.
• Perform calculations, analyses and reports as requested by the Financial Controller or Finance Director (UK & International).
• Assist with year-end group audit, and play a key part in local UK statutory audits for all CAA Base companies by preparing documentation and supporting schedules.
• Prepare and file VAT returns.
• Assist the Financial Controller or Finance Director (UK & International) in ad-hoc projects.

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with an emphasis in accounting, or a related field will be useful.
• At least newly qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
• Must have a high level of attention to detail and great organisational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as the role involves dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to demonstrate strong stakeholder management skill.
• Ability to be a team player with a conscientious and motivated attitude.
• Strong knowledge of Excel e.g. V look ups and Pivots.
• Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 desirable.
• An interest in sports or entertainment would be beneficial.

Please ensure you provide complete and legible information in your application. An incomplete application may affect your consideration for employment.

Creative Artists Agency (''CAA'') is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and creating a workplace culture in which diversity and inclusion is valued and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As part of our zero-tolerance approach to discrimination in any form, you and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or any other legally recognised protected basis under UK law.

Please inform CAA's Recruitment Department if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmm57x-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.