Full Time Job

Assistant Management Accountant

Universal Music Group

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 09-01-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Virgin Music Label & Artist Services is a network of regional hubs strategically positioned in the world's leading music markets that delivers premium artist and label services to the industry's most dynamic entrepreneurs and independent talent.

Founded on the spirit and ethos of the Virgin brand, long synonymous with disruptive innovation and musical creativity, Virgin Music Label & Artists Services provides artists and labels with global and regional solutions and resources from fully staffed operations across major music markets, including the fast-growing Latin music territories, with more to come.

Supporting the Senior Financial Controller, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to have ownership of the P&L and exposure to strategic aspects such as forecasting and budgeting. Being across all aspects of Virgin Music's finance, the ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational skills and strong controls to cover core tasks from payments and approving invoices to month end processes and partnering with the business in delivering accurate monthly results and quarterly forecasts.

Skills & Experience

Be Administrative
• Preparation of the monthly Forecast
• Cost control within all departments
• Prepare and report the monthly management accounts to Head Office in accordance with group policies and within the set deadlines
• Upkeep and maintain the general ledger
• Prepare the monthly internal booklet and Head Office reporting
• Produce the monthly/bi-monthly internal forecasts, quarterly corporate forecasts, and the annual budget
• Carry out ad hoc analysis and reports for Marketing and Finance functions
• Authorise invoices and sundries requisitions
• Monitor costs in relation to agreed budgets, and communicate any variances

Be Collaborative
• Prepare artist deal appraisals for new and existing artists
• Participate in projects across the business, including business processes, policies and procedures, financial analysis and reports

Person Specification

• CIMA Part Qualified
• Ideally have previous experience within a media organization
• Previous experience working within a finance function
• Excellent analytical skills
• Strong IT skills – advanced Excel essential
• Experience of managing month end
• Ability to implement business and operational systems
• Ability to work under pressure and experience working in a fast-moving environment
• Enthusiastic, driven, with an interest in working in music industry
• Team player, good at building professional relationships and adapting a personal approach to deal with different personalities and varying levels of knowledge and skills across the organisation. Able to act as the face of the finance team
• Excellent communication, both written and verbal, across all levels of the business

Preferred Systems Experience
• Microsoft Office
• Hyperion / HFM
• BEx / A40 analyser

Your Benefits
• Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
• Private Medical Insurance
• 25 paid days of annual leave
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
• Holiday Purchase scheme
• Dental and Travel Insurance options
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Salary Sacrifice Cars
• Subsidised Gym Membership
• Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm3x56-44-192-38-248-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Universal Music Group

We are Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.