Senior Accounts Assistant, Atlantic & Rhino

  • Warner Music Group
  • London, UK
  • Mar 22, 2020
Full time Admin Finance

Job Description

With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Senior Accounts Assistant, Atlantic & Rhino 

Why this could be your next big break:

This role is responsible for supporting the Senior Financial Planning Director of Atlantic & Rhino on financial planning and ongoing business support across both divisions. The role is a combination of budgeting, forecasting and month end responsibilities in addition to assistance in preparation of analysis for distribution to senior management 

Here you’ll get to:

  • Monitor and continually review the marketing project budgets for the labels with Product Managers, to support the Director’s label budget management
  • Prepare final monthly marketing financials, including review of POs, and corresponding variance analysis for the labels
  • Update label forecast models for monthly product sales units/income actuals
  • Prepare and provide commentary as necessary on monthly balance sheet reconciliations and income statement accounts
  • Complete monthly processing and system flagging of TV breaks for the labels
  • Prepare and assist with finalising the labels’ artist profit share statements
  • Undertake specific product marketing budget analysis, as directed by the Senior Financial Planning Director
  • Assist in the review and delivery of label monthly Project P&Ls
  • Prepare product P&L’s to set pricing for new catalogue releases
  • Prepare month end fixed cost journals and variance analysis
  • Assist the Senior Financial Planning Director with forecast and budget specifics as required
  • Carry out other ad-hoc duties as required within the label finance teams 

About you:

  • Studying towards a professional qualification CIMA/ ACCA
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to work through problems logically.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the business.
  • Diligent with excellent attention to detail.
  • Initiative, drive and strength of character.
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexible attitude towards working hours around key Finance deadlines

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Experience of working in a similar role in a media/music company desirable but not essential

Why join us?

Here at Warner Music Group we’re all about our people. We are one global company made up exclusively of knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people. 

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music - at every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart by embracing a philosophy of innovation – it’s part of our company's DNA. 

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the most influential forces in culture today. 

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