VP, Finance

  • Warner Music Group
  • 20 Music Square E, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
  • May 29, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: VP Finance

Your role:

The VP, Finance will have a critical role in financial management of the business, while also gaining invaluable exposure to various departments within a music company. As a division with fewer than 100 employees, everyone at Warner Music Nashville is given the opportunity to get involved in special projects in a way not often found at large organizations.  This role  will be responsible for financial accounting and forecasting, internal reporting, maintaining controls policy, and developing a strong working relationship with people and departments across the entire Warner Music Group organization. 

Here you’ll get to:

  • Collaborate with Co-Presidents to set and drive organizational vision and operational strategy
  • Research revenue opportunities and economic trends identifying strategic opportunities to drive financial growth
  • Measure and analyze current revenue streams, offerings, and relationships to optimize business growth and revenue strategy
  • Implement financial procedures and organizational policies and programs to drive the company’s operating capabilities to surpass the industry average
  • Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis functions
  • Responsible for strong fiscal management, project coordination, cross-team communications, and workflows
  • Analyze the company's financial strengths and weaknesses proposing corrective actions where appropriate
  • Oversee deal analysis, business strategy, and strategy execution
  • Develop and implement best practices and tools to ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization
  • Be responsible for policy compliance and internal controls
  • Evaluate processes in order to reduce costs and improve effectiveness while being reactive to changes in business needs
  • Build and maintain relationships with other professionals and organizations in the industry
  • Manage a finance staff of 3 – 4 people.
  • Special assignments as required

About you:

  • 4-year college degree with a major in accounting, finance, business, or music business
  • 7 – 10 + years in management within a record or other similar entertainment company.
  • Experience with ERP accounting systems; specifically SAP, S4HANA, and/or HFM
  • Strong business acumen & knowledge of general business practices
  • Must be a self starter, self motivated, and take responsibility/ownership of tasks; must have the ability to proactively think outside the box, strategically and analytically; must consistently take initiative; must be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing situations

We’d love it if you also had:

  • CPA and/or a Master's degree in related field

About us:

Warner Music Nashville began a new legacy in 2009, continuing its more than 60-year history within the Nashville music community. WMN is now home to some of the most iconic country artists in the modern era and a rising generation of talent.

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.


Effective October 1st, 2023  this position will require being in the office 4 days a week.  We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

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Salary Range

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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