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Senior Finance Manager FP&A - Music

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £65,000 - £73,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jaimie Rozanski
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 16 June 2024
  • Job Ref: 101294567

Handle are delighted to be partnering with a global force in Music in their search for a senior FP&A Manager to join their dynamic London team.

This role will integrate sharp financial insights into strategic decision-making, own the planning and forecasting cycle, and drive data-driven decisions. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the financial success of our projects and make a significant impact on our business.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Build strong relationships with Product Managers, A&R, Legal, and Royalties teams. Provide insights to control costs and maximize profits for key releases.

  • Offer financial insights to explain P&L performances and influence decision-making.

  • Oversee financial management and reporting for BMG's UK frontline releases, covering three legal entities.

  • Work closely with creative teams to forecast key release projects and understand budget variances.

  • Build relationships with product managers, challenge decisions, highlight variances, and communicate value-adding ideas.

  • Produce regular reports on key releases for senior management at UK and Group levels.

  • Interpret, explain, and drive business performance.

  • Identify trends and budget variances, generate month-end reports, and provide commentary for senior staff.

  • Prepare annual budgets, rolling forecasts, and long-range projections based on actuals and industry trends.

  • Develop scenario planning capabilities to test strategic, tactical, and operational decisions.

  • Ensure accurate accounting of revenue and costs for BMG's Frontline Masters business.

  • Produce accurate monthly P&L reports using SAP for frontline management.

  • Reconcile key balance sheet balances, including artist ledger, royalty, and copyright accruals and prepayments.

  • Manage direct reports by providing feedback, allocating tasks, and enhancing workflow efficiency.

  • Ensure timely completion of goal setting and performance reviews.

  • Oversee, review, and sign off on direct reports' work.

Your Profile.

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with significant post qualified experience of FP&A, Business Partnering and month end reporting.

  • Advanced Excel skills.

  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills with finance and non finance teams and senior stakeholders.

  • Ability to read P&L and be able to pick out key variances.

  • Experience of working with royalties, recoupment and advances.

  • Team Player.

  • Ability to coach and work with more junior members of the team.

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced changing environment.

  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task.

  • Service orientated and takes pride in customer/in house clients service.

  • Approachable and able to build rapport with wider business.

  • Critical thinker and driven to get under the root cause of the problem and issues.

  • Ambitious and motivated.

  • Diligent, conscientious, proactive and flexible.

It's a plus if you also have…

  • Previous experience working in a similar role with the Music Industry.

  • Experience of working with SAP and database systems such as Power BI.

  • Always seeks continuous improvements.

  • Commitment to continual professional / self development

A fantastic opportunity in the heart of the music industry not to be missed for someone who already has relevant experience or someone who is passionate about the industry and looking to break in.

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.