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Music Client Accountant - Live Music

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: finance, Music Industry Jobs
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jaimie Rozanski
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 17 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH109341

Handle are proud to be working alongside a leading Accountancy Practice in their search for a Client Accountant. Specialising in working with Music and Entertainment clients, this new position will be responsible for the accounting and bookkeeping for a number of high-profile artists, musicians and bands and work on behalf of record labels, artist management companies, publishers, and charities.

Being responsible for the management and development of a team of trainee accountants, this key position will work on the front line of one of the most exciting sectors around. Suitable for a qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified accountant the duties will include but not be limited to be below:

  • Joint responsibility for supervising and developing a team of trainees and bookkeepers.

  • Client-facing, managing a portfolio of 20+ clients (music artists, artist management companies, charities etc.) and their business entities.

  • Overseeing day-to-day business management and accountancy for client portfolio, including all aspects of financial and personal affairs

  • Overseeing all bookkeeping for clients; ensuring that accounts are prepared accurately to trial balance.

  • Reviewing quarterly VAT returns.

  • Review of monthly and year end payroll including form P11D.

  • Overseas VAT mitigation and working to recover foreign VAT.

  • Review royalty accounting, producer statements and prepare royalty analyses

  • Preparation of financial information, including detailed variance analysis, and the preparation of net asset statements including for high-net-worth individuals.

  • US quarterly tax and management account reporting

  • Working closely with the Accounts & Tax Department, providing them with the necessary information to prepare year end accounts & tax returns.

  • Business administration matters such as managing bank accounts, processing payments runs on behalf of clients.

  • Overseeing touring activities for all clients, including tour reporting, budgeting and variance analysis in various currencies.

  • Representing the firm at music industry events.

The suitable candidate will have the below:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified

  • Must have at least 5 years' experience in an accountancy practice firm.

  • Experience of an accounting system such as Xero, Sage, QuickBooks or, ideally, Twinfield

  • Previous experience with media clients would be preferable.

A passion for the Music sector is essential for this role! You will be a frequent gig goer and have a good knowledge and understanding of the industry and its workings.

This a chance to work with some of the leading players in the Music today and forge a career in company well established and hugely respected within the music world.

Apply now!!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.