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Warner Music Group Assistant Accountant (15 month FTC) in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Accountant (15 month FTC)

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, sex or sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, and any other protected 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: Assistant Account (15 month FTC)

A little bit about our team:

In our team we deal with the Digital side of Music, which involves working with Warner Music’s labels and affiliates all over the world. Reporting to the Finance Manager and within a team of 10, you’ll play a crucial role in accounting for the digital revenue flow, supporting the team and solving problems relating to our affiliates.

Your role:

In the Assistant Accountant role, within our digital finance team you will have exposure to all areas of Finance, perfect for those who are currently undergoing their accounting qualification. You’ll be leading month end by preparing key schedules which include accruing and analysing the Worldwide revenue recognised in the home office, reviewing deals with digital providers and calculating revenue to be repatriated to affiliates across the entire group. This role will involve dealing with a multitude of key stakeholders from around the world in different Warner Music offices and across many departments. No month is ever the same!

Here you’ll get to:

  • You will support the Digital Finance Manager with the month end process, this will include:

  • maintaining the monthly pipeline revenue schedule and associated journals with analysis of monthly movement.

  • calculate the monthly DSP revenue and cost accruals with analysis of accuracy against forecast and prior month estimates

  • prepare recurring month end journals for digital revenues and expenses with commentary on variances

  • track digital provider deal financials including; deal economics, minimum guarantees, earnings and recoupment.

  • You will work closely with the Digital Processing team to ensure risks to the business are mitigated and work with FP&A to review month end accounting against forecasts

  • You will prepare and reconcile the monthly affiliate repatriation process for digital sales and arrange payment through to repertoire owner

  • You will prepare revenue accruals for global affiliates and provide these to the affiliates

  • You will complete balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring adherence to all relevant SOX controls

  • You will liaise with internal departments including business development and business affairs

  • You will develop positive relationships with affiliates to provide support and assist with their queries as and when required

  • You will provide ad-hoc analysis and support to the team, including the Senior Director and VP

  • You will continually suggest improvements for the development of effective controls and processes, and where possible assist in the implementation of such improvements

About you:

  • You have excellent oral/written communication skills.

  • You have the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • You are able to perform in a constantly evolving environment.

  • You take own initiative and responsibility over own workload, while working within the goals of the team.

  • You are friendly and have a fun personality.

  • You have experience with Microsoft Office suite, including advanced Excel skills.

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Taken exams towards relevant accounting designation (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).

  • 2 years of experience in finance or accounting.

  • Knowledge of nominal ledgers and database management systems (eg. Oracle GFS, Business Objects, HFM).

  • A passion for music and keen curiosity about the digital music world.

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, 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.

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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.

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, religion or belief, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or any other characteristic protected by law.