Financial Controller - Music

Job Title: Financial Controller - Music
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Reference: BBBH86328
Contact Name: Tom Chadwick
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2021 11:55

Job Description

Financial Controller - Music

Rapidly expanding music business requires an experienced qualified ACCA or CA to join the finance team in London in a key role to lead the core finance and financial reporting team under the Finance Director.

The role is focused on leading the team to run a state-of-the-art transactional finance function, as well as provide accurate consolidated UK and US group reporting and compliant statutory filings.

The candidate must be adaptable and highly self-motivated. Fund accounting experience is preferred. The candidate will be pro-active, professional, resilient and have a positive attitude.

This pivotal role will involve the following:

Core Finance:

  • Lead, manage and motivate a team to run accounts receivable, accounts payable and banking functions within a growing business to tight deadlines
  • Responsible for keeping the lights on within the finance function to ensure timely payments and cash reporting on a daily basis
  • Liaise with wider team to provide high quality transactional information and documentation (e.g. Group Treasurer, Revenue Management Team, FP&A Team, Investment Team, etc)
  • Working within an increasingly rigid controls environment, with upcoming SOX implementation


  • Consolidation of US reporting into the UK head office group
  • Responsible for accurate and complete consolidation entries and intercompany reporting
  • Responsible for accuracy and completeness of accounting entries under IFRS and provision of accurate TB and ledger information for management reporting
  • Responsible for preparation of statutory accounts under IFRS
  • Provision of P&L and Balance Sheet reconciliations for all GL accounts

Audit & Compliance:

  • Run the core finance function within a controlled environment
  • Lead all statutory and non-statutory audits where comfort is sought on the Group's financials or financial reports
  • Ensure all financial statutory compliance requirements and filings are fulfilled
  • Responsible for liaising with tax partners to ensure timely tax filings and payments and all tax compliance matters wherever required


  • Responsible for proper functionality of the Microsoft Dynamics finance system
  • Ownership of financial and ledger data in Microsoft Dynamics
  • Responsibility for managing third party banking platforms and automated links to the finance system
  • Ensuring a rigid control environment across the Group's finance systems
  • Running Jet Reports to provide tailored reporting to various stakeholders
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the core finance and reporting team as defined by Management


  • Calculation of the Group's IFRS and Operative NAV on a quarterly basis (and ad-hoc estimated NAV at any time)
  • Assist in any other matter as required by the FD or CFO

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Qualified CA or ACCA
  • Over 3 years core finance leadership required
  • Fund accounting experience preferred
  • Managerial experience required
  • Music industry or royalty accounting experience would useful
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (sumifs, index, match, lookups, indirect)
  • Experience using accounting software (NAV or Dynamics) preferred
  • Resilient, professional pro-active and positive attitude required

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.