Controller

  • Boiler Room
  • London, UK
  • Jun 21, 2019
Full time Finance

Job Description

Everything we do is rooted in the energy of the club culture and its ability to bring people together. Open dancefloors; where music, ideas and people meet.

Boiler Room started with a webcam taped to a wall, broadcasting from a warehouse in London, opening a keyhole to the city’s underground. DIY at it’s finest; raw uncut and homemade.

As an independent music platform and cultural curator, we remain true to that history. Connecting club culture to the wider world, on screen and irl through parties, film and video.

Since 2010 we built a unique archive; featuring over 4,000 performance, by more than 5,000 artists spanning 150 cities, enabling everyone regardless of where they live to enjoy the freedom it stands for.

Our remit is to platform music in new ways – sound on for the voices and stories of the fringes of the mainstream.

Boiler Room – watch, listen, dance.

YOUR ROLE

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To run the accounting process and review/oversight of accounting/controlling functions international subsidiaries ledgers and to own the ledgers for [two] of the operating entities (UK [& US]). Driving a continuous programme of system and process enhancements whilst supporting all areas of the business.  The role will report to the CFO and will have extensive interaction with all areas of the business, including via the production of monthly management accounts. The successful candidate will have an appetite for improving processes and delivering accurate, timely and high-quality information to the CFO and wider management team in a robust control environment.

MAIN DUTIES

Oversee all aspects of global financial reporting across Boiler Room, including:

Group Level:

  • Overall tax compliance, e.g. ensuring all local requirements and filing deadlines are met

  • Review and maintenance of group accounting policies and procedures

  • Review and complete month end reconciliations across group and drive convergence to best in class

  • Review & approval of bank payments in online banking system, maintaining banking controls document and be point of contact with bankers

  • Working with the CFO to identify and explain any significant variances or anomalies to prior periods and forecasts

  • Audit process

  • First point of contact to external providers of accounting services, including UK company & consolidated audit process

  • Facilitate overseas subsidiary audit, ensure all adjustments are reflected in the consolidated financial statements.

Assist in Cashflow and revenue/billing forecasting and analysis

Entity Level (UK):

  • Daily bank reconciliation overview (and preparation as team is built)

  • Weekly review of purchase ledger & sales ledger reconciliations

  • Maintaining Fixed Asset registers, including review of capitalisation policy

  • VAT returns and EU sales list & ensuring VAT POA are scheduled

  • Oversee employee expense reimbursement procedures, including driving of good behaviours internally and effective reporting from the system

  • Manage/oversee payrolls – subject to HR involvement

  • Develop relationships with key customer contacts and manage/[or coordinate] credit control processes to ensure prompt payment of invoices

General:

  • Provide team updates on accounting processes/managing risk and automation projects

  • Involvement in the recruitment process for finance staff

  • Sharing Technical information & updates with the finance department, ensuring colleagues are aware of statutory changes

  • Build accounting literacy across the finance and the wider business

Desired Knowledge & Experience

  • A qualified accountant (ACA preferred)

  • Experience of Quickbooks would be of benefit but is not a requirement

  • Experience of cost centre and multi product accounting

  • Knowledge of dealing with multi-currency issues

  • Good working knowledge of Excel eg pivot tables, database etc

  • Experience working in a music or subscription type of business is advantageous

EXPECTATIONS (specific to your role)

  • A qualified accountant (ACA preferred)

  • Experience of Quickbooks would be of benefit but is not a requirement

  • Experience of cost centre and multi product accounting

  • Knowledge of dealing with multi-currency issues

  • Good working knowledge of Excel eg pivot tables, database etc

  • Experience working in a music or subscription type of business is advantageous

  • A self-starter and hard worker

  • A desire to own and manage the technical accounting requirements of the business

  • Good team player but needs to be self-sufficient

  • Articulate and able to communicate well in written and spoken English

  • Need to enjoy a fast paced and changing working environment

  • Track record of hitting deadlines: there will also be a variety of project-based work, much of which is time-critical

  • Gravitas and presence is required in dealing with internal and external stakeholders

  • Attention to detail

  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work

  • Highly IT literate

  • Highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity


WORKING AT BOILER ROOM

EXPECTATIONS

  • Demonstrable passion and understanding of the Boiler Room brand and vision

  • Be focused and in line with achieving your department’s quarterly objectives

  • Facilitate inter-departmental collaboration as well as supporting your team across a variety of projects with different timelines and urgency

  • Be proactive

  • Attend a variety of meetings, including project-specific stand-ups, weekly department planning and company-wide updates, managing your time wisely

  • Be adaptable and ready to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Participate in a personal development programme and peer review

SKILLS

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written English

  • Excellent computer proficiency, specifically Microsoft Word & Excel and Google Drive

  • Present and discuss ideas clearly, and to help translate concepts to the wider team in a detailed and methodical manner

  • Ability to work autonomously and with initiative

KNOWLEDGE

  • Be an expert in your field

  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in your field

  • Demonstrate an understanding of latest industry standard including;

  • trends

  • tools and software

  • appropriate national and international standards

Be open to training and development

ATTITUDE

  • Be a brand ambassador for Boiler Room; ensuring everything you do at Boiler Room is in line with our manifesto and vision

  • Be open to feedback from your team to benefit personal/project development and learning

  • To promote teamwork and to ensure effective working relations and communication across the whole company

  • Encourage a tolerant working environment and champion diversity within the workplace

Note: This job description could change and evolve over time to meet the needs of the business.