Finance Analyst

  • Believe
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Jul 11, 2024
Full time Finance

Job Description

The Finance Analyst will work as part of the Liverpool-based Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance. The role is predominantly office-based; we have recently moved to a new office right in the centre of the city. We envisage this as a full-time role but we would consider applications from candidates who would prefer to work part time or to work non-standard work patterns (requests should be included in your job application).


The successful candidate will focus on completing royalty accounting entries and analysing royalty data. Typical duties will include:


  • Bank Reconciliations –reconciling cash receipts and booking of royalty data in the accounting system
  • Effective communication with artists, writers, artist managers and business clients at all levels
  • Royalty analysis – analysing royalty notifications to ensure they agree to cash received; creating cash bookings from the data in the finance ledger; working proactively with the royalty team to investigate and correct discrepancies
  • Variance Reporting – creating report analysing and explaining variances in revenue received compared to budget and forecasts.
  • Updating forecasts based on outcomes of variance analysis
  • Tax – preparing Withholding Tax forms; applying to HMRC for certificates of residence; liaising with international payers to provide information on tax status
  • Liaison with Legal and Business Affairs teams to help ensure timely and accurate delivery of offers and long form contracts
  • Artist advances appraisal – assisting with the artist advances appraisal process
  • Ad hoc finance tasks




  • Business forecasting and planning
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team working
  • Prioritisation, organisation and deadline management
  • Verbal and written communication to a high standard
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong numerical skills with a keen attention to detail


  • Positive can-do approach to problem-solving
  • Enthusiasm for working and communicating with customers / suppliers and the wider business at all levels
  • Collaborative approach to outcomes
  • Proactive in suggesting improvements to processes and systems
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Interest in learning and developing


  • Previous experience in a Finance role
  • SQL experience preferred but not essential
  • Power BI experience preferred but not essential

Additional Information


We have two hearts at Believe - our People and our Artists. 

We believe in THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE, who grow every day to develop their potential… We aim to provide our employees with the best environment to thrive. 


  • Hybrid working
  • Private Health Care
  • Pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday
  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover  
  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform
  • Tailor-made training and coaching program
  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover


  • Ambassador program: an employee volunteering initiative dedicated to all employees interested in having a positive impact on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), wellbeing and the planet.

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.