🟪 Finance Assistant

Job description

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🔥 About Sony Music Publishing

At Sony Music Publishing (“SMP”), we believe every voice matters. We are the #1 global music publisher, advancing the artistry of the world’s greatest songwriters and composers for over 25 years. We keep songwriters at the forefront of everything we do, and design our suite of services to amplify opportunities, build connections, and defend their rights. Our roster benefits from an international team committed to providing support at every career stage. From classic catalogues to contemporary hitmakers, history is always being written. We are a part of the Sony family of global companies. Learn more about SMP here.

✨ About the Department

Headed by the SVP Finance UK, the UK Finance Department is responsible for the day-to-day financial activities of the UK company together with meeting all management, budgetary, forecasting, and statutory reporting requirements. The UK is one of the major affiliates of the Sony Music Publishing group with a turnover in excess of £350m per annum.

🤩 About the Role

The role holder will be responsible for key financial duties that are critical to meeting tight month end reporting deadlines as well as other statutory and management reporting deadlines. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and working with all members of the finance team as well as other departments including close liaison with the synch department and communication with the international affiliates’ finance teams. The role holder will also deal regularly with clients in respect of credit control activity and external auditors.

What You’ll Do: (job responsibilities)

  • Accounts Receivable – Credit Control chasing debt on outstanding synch invoices.
  • Uploading monthly synch invoices and updating income schedule with details.
  • Dealing with withholding tax certificates and applications.
  • Analysing T&E, Marketing and other key spend to provide management with a monthly overview.
  • Liaising with and responding to enquiries from external auditors during year end audits.
  • Completing National Statistics questionnaires / surveys.
  • Assisting with Tempo* reconciliations and true ups.
  • Responsible for monthly recharges of various costs to affiliates.

*SMP’s inhouse Royalties database

Who You Are: (skills/experience/qualifications in order of importance)

💪 Essential requirements

  • experience of working in a finance support role.
  • High levels of numeracy
  • High levels of accuracy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Excel.
  • Tenacity
  • Experience of using an accounting system

Desirable requirements

  • Previous experience of credit control
  • Finance related degree or qualification
  • Good knowledge/ experience of other Office 365 applications (e.g. One Drive, Sharepoint etc.)
  • Experience or knowledge of Business Central Finance System
  • Proficient in using Power BI
  • Passionate about music

Our many benefits offer something for everyone!

  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey.
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork.
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, life & income protection coverage, interest free season ticket loans and an attractive pension offering.
  • Voluntary self-funded benefits like dental, travel and critical illness coverage, enhanced family-friendly policies (maternity/paternity).
  • We invest in your professional growth & development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

As an active part of a culturally and socially diverse society, Sony Music Publishing’s aim is that our workforce is diverse and inclusive. Sony Music Publishing is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. We employ, retain, promote and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants according to their merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We apply this policy without regard to any individual’s sex, race, religion, origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition or disability.

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